Search tools and websites for finding a wide range of maps and interactive mapping tools.
Online maps and mapping tools are useful for finding:
- topographic maps - show information about the shape of the land, and can be used to obtain precise measurements of distance, direction, area and quantity
- aerial photography and satellite images - use in natural resource management, vegetation mapping, geological applications as well as urban, regional and property planning
- cadastral maps - land boundary maps.
You can also search government and council websites to find a range of maps and interactive mapping tools, most of which are made freely available to the public. Some key websites include:
Historical map collections
Local councils and historical societies as well as state and national libraries are also good options for searching for maps, particularly historical map collections. Many of these have been digitised and made freely available online.
Google Maps and Google Earth
Maps in the Library
Both the Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove library have browseable map collections:
You can search for maps in Quick Find by location or topic (e.g. Brisbane or dam) and select the Maps format to filter results.
To limit subsequent searches to Maps, ensure you lock the filter for that session.