Places Editor's Research Resources for Place Names
Last revision: 6 July 2022

This list of links has been accumulated by editors.
They are used as a source for research whilst editing the official log-books of Royal Navy ships from the World War 1 era, and Arctic voyages of United States vessels from the mid 19th century onwards.

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Historical Maps and Charts

Old Maps Online
Discovering the Cartography of the Past; an easy gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world
Map Collection Charles University
Geographic search in the map collection of the Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) - Campaign and Battle Maps of World War 1
Outstanding resource put together by Gordon Smith, from mainly contemporary sources
WW1 Archive - British Empire Dockyards and Ports, 1909
These plans of the many British Empire dockyards and ports are from the Dock Book, June 1909, published by the British Admiralty "For the Information of Officers in H. M. Service Only."
A Vision of Britain Through Time
A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001, including historical maps
David Rumsey Map Collection
Browse the David Rumsey historical map collection by category
University of Texas – World Map 1913
International Map of the World 1:1,000,000
University of Texas – Historical Maps
Perry-Castañeda Library Historical Map Collection
NOAA's Historical Map & Chart Collection
Covers the land and waters of the United States of America, including territories and possessions (past and present).
National Library of Scotland – Charts of Scotland, 1795-1963
National Library of Scotland's collection of Admiralty Charts of Scottish coasts, 1795-1963
New South Wales State Library – World War 1 Maps
Explore the extensive collection of maps the Library has been acquiring since the end of the War, including many Dardanelles maps
Historical Maps of Singapore
Maps from 1846 to 2019, digitised by the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore
Probert Encyclopedia – Archaic Maps
Maps of the world at different points in time (The Probert Encyclopedia is no longer online, the link leads to an archived version)