|The maps below are divided into popular subjects.
Many of these sources overlap several headings, however, so it may be helpful
to search the entire list.
References in red are under construction.
Historical Society has maps of Indian
lands, languages, and reservations. It also has military maps.
- The Willamette Valley: Migration and Settlement on the Oregon
Frontier. 1978. Bowen, William, A. Seattle: University of Washington
Press. Includes maps of every settlement household, arranged by ancestry
(French, German, etc.); detailed information on where settlers moved from;
maps of milk and beef cattle ranching locations; information the location
of sawmills and gristmills, and much more.
DONATION LAND CLAIM MAPS
- Land grant maps
- Land ownership maps – Oregon, 1851-1974
- Harlow Head, The Oregon Donation Land Claims
and their Patterns, (publisher), 1971
FISH AND WILDLIFE MAPS
GENERAL MAPS AND GIS
County GIS Service Center
Pacific's interactive mapping page (GIS layers, online maps)
Historical Society has county atlases, historical
maps, Oregon cities maps (1854-1986), Oregon county maps (Lane,
1868-1983; Linn and Marion 1897-1983; others);
Oregon regional maps (Willamette Valley 1841-1982, others);
Oregon State maps (1830-1991), overland trail maps (1836-1975),
park & recreation maps (1890-1982), pictorial
maps, raised relief maps, road maps, streetcar
maps, topographic maps, and just about every other kind of
map you could want.
- Oregon State Service
Center for GIS
Washington County (Oregon) interactive maps & GIS
- Pacific Northwest
Ecosystem Research Consortium provides digital maps, datasets, and other
materials used in developing future scenarios for the Willamette Basin.
HISTORIC AND CURRENT AERIAL MAPS
- Aerial maps by Oregon county, 1909-1980
- Aerial maps by state and city,
- Birds’ eye views
NATURAL DISASTER MAPS
NATURAL RESOURCE EXTRACTION
RIVER, WETLAND AND FLOOD MAPS
Sanborn maps were made by the Sanborn Mapping Company of
New York for sale to fire insurance companies. The maps show, block
by block, the buildings, their uses, and the structural materials
used to build them. The maps begin in the 1920s and run until about
1960. They are available for Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Salem, Portland,
and other Oregon cities.
SOCIAL INDICATORS AND CENSUS MAPS
WATER RIGHTS MAPS