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Map Collections at UCD and on the Web: Archives, Libraries, Organisations

Find, access and purchase maps at UCD Library. Lists of map resources and suppliers on the web. Examples of map symbols and scales. Copyright and booking forms.

Archives, Libraries, Organisations


Dublin City Library and Archives, Pearse Street, holds maps of ancient and modern Dublin from the 17th century to the present day. See here for information about their collections.

Glucksman Map Library, Trinity College Dublin. It holds over half a million maps and atlases making it the largest collection of printed maps in Ireland.

The National Archives of Ireland (NAI) holds maps and records for Ordnance Survey mapping of Ireland since 1824.

National Library of Ireland has a collection of approximately 150,000 maps. The collection is predominantly Irish but there are maps which relate to Britain, Europe and the world at large. Many maps are available in digital format - use the Advanced Search to find digitised maps, e.g. enter a place name in the Search For box, choose Map from the Format options and under Online Availability click the Digitised option.

Valuation Office Inspection facilities are available for members of the public to view all current and archive rating records and maps. The archives contain the original books and surveys carried out in the 1840s, books and maps of Griffith's Valuations in the 1850s, and documentation showing the subsequent revisions up to the current position.

Open Street Mapping is a map of the world created by a community of mappers and is free to use under an open licence.

This link is to the base map of Ireland where various layers, including civil parishes, baronies, townlands, EDs and counties can be viewed.

This link contains information relating to mapping activity that is specific to Ireland.


Land and Property Services produces a range of paper and digital mapping products for Northern Ireland.


National Library of Scotland. Access and view over 48,000 maps as high-resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps date between 1560 and 1961 and relate primarily to Scotland, though there are small collections of maps for England and Ireland as well.


British Library Has a collection of almost four and a half million maps. These can be searched via the Main Catalogue - simply add the word map to the geographical place you are searching for.

The Charles Close Society was founded in 1980 to bring together all those with an interest in the maps and history of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain and its counterparts in the island of Ireland.

Copac Map Search provides access to maps available in major UK libraries as well as Trinity College Dublin.

View a clickable-graphic index for UK Ordnance Survey six-inch and 25 inch to the mile County Series maps of England and Wales published between 1841-1925. This was created by the National Library of Scotland and has 152,332 records in total.

Ordnance Survey Great Britain Open Data Offers a range of completely free quality assured, regularly updated products that enables data analysis, opportunity to build interactive websites and create stunning visuals.

A Vision of Britain Through Time Historical maps from 1801 to 1960. The collection has three types of maps : boundary, topographic and land use.



Library of Congress Maps Collection this collection of digitised maps focuses on Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress.

United States Geological Survey (USGS) topographical map databases. Read here for tips on how to search for maps using this website.

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