Web Sites and Links
1895 Map of CaliforniaOversized (1700 x 2468 pixels), detailed, colorful map of the entire state, by Rand McNally.
Average Annual PrecipitationCalifornia map showing annual precipitation averaged over the period 1961-1990.
California Atlas of Panoramic Aerial ImagesImages are organized by region and labeled by city.
California Coastal Records ProjectIncludes over 12,000 aerial photographs of the coastline.
California Gallery of Images3-D perspective views based on elevation data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Image gallery and interpretation.
California MapA basic map from the National Geographic Society, designed to be easily duplicated for classroom use. Available in two versions, one with city names and one without.
California Map Collection at UC BerkeleyThe university's online collection contains approximately 200 maps of areas in California. Most are pre-20th Century.
California Maps in pdf FormatOffers a choice of 7 versions of state map. Choices allow combinations of county outlines, county names, b/w, color, and shaded relief.
Color Landform AtlasIncludes three shaded relief maps of California and Nevada. The one titled "Shaded relief map" is in color with the state outlines added. "County map" is similar, with county outlines added. "Black and white map" shows only the state outlines.
Counties of CaliforniaMaps showing outlines of the state's counties, offering choices of color or black-and-white, as well as with or without county names.
Counties of CaliforniaCensus Bureau map showing outlines and names of all 58 counties.
Counties of CaliforniaMap from California State Association of Counties also provides links to county Websites.
Digital Atlas of CaliforniaIncludes maps showing population, citizenship, income, poverty, and education.
Digital Elevation Model Shaded Relief MapA map of California made by color-coding elevations and applying shadows.
Environmental MapsUser chooses from several base maps and adds desired layers. Available layers include cities, highways, rivers, and other administrative, hydrological, biogeographical, and biological features.
Highway System Area MapsShowing current road conditions for California highways.
Historic Photos and MapsAerial and ground photographs of highway construction and design from 1926 to present. Also list of links to maps.
Historical Map Promoting BicyclingAn 1895 shaded relief map showing recommended roads for bicycling in California. Ads from bicycling companies form a border surrounding the map.
Historical Map with California Shown as an IslandA pen-and-ink and watercolor map circa 1650. The "island" includes both California and Mexico's Baja California.
Historical Map of California, c. 1883A map showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, counties, roads, and railroads. Claims to show every railroad station and post office in the state.
Historical Map of California Gold Regions, 1849A map made in London during the California Gold Rush. It puts California into context by showing the area to the east as far as Great Salt Lake.
Historical Map of the California Gold Regions, 1851A color map showing most of the state.
Historical Pictorial MapAn 1888 map promoting the state, published by the Southern Pacific Company and the State Board of Trade of California.
Indian Reservations in CaliforniaA map showing the locations of Indian tribal lands.
Indian Tribes in CaliforniaReservation and tribal information. Includes map of locations, information on tribes, and links to tribal Web sites.
Legacy: Landscape Connection MapsFind online maps providing information on environmental protection and restoration efforts in the Klamath Eco-region and other areas of California.
Map of the State of CaliforniaScanned highway map. Publisher and date not given. A large file of 1072x1832 pixels and 392k.
Off-Highway-Vehicle Riding AreasCalifornia map with locations and information about riding areas for dune buggies, motorcycles, four wheel drives, all-terrain vehicles, and snowmobiles.
Political Districts of CaliforniaMaps showing Congressional, State Senate, and State Assembly districts.
Potentially Active VolcanoesMap with information about California's four potentially active volcanos: Mount Shasta, Medicine Lake, Lassen Park, and Long Valley. Information for each volcano includes name, type, photograph, elevation, and links to USGS information.
Recent Earthquakes in California and NevadaMaps and detailed information about recent earthquakes from the U. S. Geological Survey.
Road Map with Points of InterestMap in pdf format from the California Division of Tourism shows freeways, state routes, and visitor attractions.
Satellite Image of CaliforniaThis image is dated August 1996. Clicking on the image brings up a full size view. At the bottom of the page, clicking on "Understanding the images" takes user to a detailed discussion of the image and how it was made.
Topographic Maps of CaliforniaUSGS 7.5 minute maps at resolutions of 25 and 100 dpi. Higher resolution versions offered for sale.
Volcano Area MapsAn extensive set of maps and graphics from the USGS.
World Sites Atlas - Hotel and Road Map of CaliforniaA compact map showing interstate and U.S. highways plus major cities and towns.