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Presentation to Columbia Chapter, SCGS

April 14, 2003

By Charlton Bowers

Some Sources of Maps

S. C. Dept of Transportation, City and County maps of SC.
955 Park St., in basement room G-19-B. Phone 803-737-4533
        County Maps; 18" x 24", $0.75 ... 36" x 42", $1.00
        City Maps, depending on size of city, from 10 cents to a dollar.


S. C. Dept. of Land Resources, Grid, Topographic, Aerial Photographic,
and NOAA Nautical Charts. 2231 Devine St.
Phone 803-734-­9180
Topo Map Quadrangles of SC. $7.20 each.


Maps over the Internet:
(you will need a high speed internet connection or a lot of patience)

Library of Congress Map Collections: Collections of maps from year 1500 to 2003. 

Microsoft Terraserver Home Page: Topo Maps and Aerial Photos of most anywhere in the United States. Photos can be zoomed in to one meter resolution.
http: / /terraserver. microsoft. Com/default. aspx

Satellite Images. (check gallery of recent photos)   

United States Geological Survey Mapping Information.   

Compute Magnetic Compass Correction for your location (from year 1900 to 2005): Hint: Enter your zip code and it will calculate your Latitude and Longitude for you.

Compute Magnetic Compass Correction for your location (prior to 1900).  Note this site is currently being updated and is temporarily "offline". It is expected to be restored soon.
http: / /

More than you want to know about the Global Positioning System (GPS)   html

South Carolina State Highway Maps on line. 

To order SC State Maps.

South Carolina Place Names Index:

Historic maps of early South Carolina 

United States Digital Map Library

Topographic Maps Online 

National Geographic Society Maps

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Columbia Chapter, SCGS
PO Box 11357
Columbia, SC