Useful map websites

World (modern and old maps)

  • Worldmapper Maps with territories resized according to subject of interest, e.g. Land Area to Population
  • Old Maps Online Search engine providing access to online historical maps from libraries around the world

United Kingdom and Ireland (modern maps)

  • Digimap University of Manchester staff and students only. Ordnance Survey, Geology and Marine maps and data
  • Natural England Includes interactive map website, showing geological sites, Nature Reserves etc.

UK and Ireland (old maps)

  • Cheshire Tithe maps Almost 500 Tithe maps are now available online, showing land use and ownership from 150 years ago
  • National Library of Scotland High resolution, zoomable maps of Scotland, England, Wales and beyond at a range of scales. Dating between 1500's and 1960's.
  • Vision of Britain Information on places in Great Britain between 1801-2001. Includes maps and historical descriptions

Manchester (modern and old maps)

  • University of Manchester Online Map Collection High resolution, zoomable maps of Manchester, comprising Ordnance Survey sheets, private surveys, bomb damage maps, and detailed street maps and views spanning 18th  to  20th century


  • Library Hub Discover is a search tool developed by Jisc based on the NBK (National Bibliographic Knowledgebase). It replaces COPAC and Suncat.