Maps and GPS - Map sources

Sources

I have classified the sources for digital raster topo maps in three categories, namely:

!! Always be aware of the copyrights and the licenses !!

In the table below you will find websites I have successfully used. Although I try to keep the information up to date I can not guarantee that all the links are "live and kicking". From experience I know the URLs of several sites will change over time (periodically I'll check) . In the column description is a language indication of the site. For some countries there is a link to a page with Addition information (under construction).

(Last modified: may 23, 2020; last checked: may 1, 2020)

Website Categorie
Name Description Country URL Offline Online List
Wikipedia Information about online maps. A good start for your quest for topographic maps (English). Divers Wikipedia: List of online map services
Wikipedia: Topographic map
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Global Open Data Index Index for open data online and offline topographic maps. Look the national maps meta data of the country you need (English). Divers National Maps - - X
DZJOW'S ADVENTURE LOG A blog with all kind of websites for topographic maps. Be aware: you can encounter "dead" links. Scroll down: the thoughts contains links too (English). Divers Blog: Free online topo maps for hiking/ - - X
GeaMap An interesting site with alternative topo map viewers for the World, Spain (and some provinces), Germany, Canada, France and Ecuador. Some map takes there time to load (Spanish). Divers GeaMap - - X
OnTheWorldMap A collection of all kind offline maps around the world. Some maps have a watermark (a pity) (English). World Wide www.ontheworldmap.com/ X - -
University of Texas Libraries A great collection of offline topo maps around the world (English). World Wide University of Texas X - -
GISserver This online  topographic map (World wide) is suitable for extraction to build maps with a scale between 1:50,000  and 1:250,000. It offers the possibility for the projection of several Coordinate reference systems.The site contains also some maps of the US and Canada (English).
World Wide GISserver - X -
Hillmap This online topographic map (World wide) is suitable for extraction to build maps with a scale between 1:50,000  and 1:250,000. It offers the GOOGLE terrain and the ArcGIS map. The site offers the option to show two maps of the same area beneath each other. The site contains also some maps of the US and Canada (English). World Wide Hillmap - X -
OpenStreetMap This online topo map (World wide) is suitable for extraction to build maps (your native language). World Wide Openstreetmap - X -
ArcGIS This online topo map (World wide) is suitable for extraction to build maps. It offers the possibility to read coordinates in latitude and longitude (measurements > location) (your native language). World Wide ArcGIS - X -
Online Topo Maps This online topo map (World wide) is suitable for extraction to build maps and offers the possibility to read coordinates in latitude and longitude. You can choose several maps, for example Thunderforest, Here, ArcGIS and Google (English). World Wide Onlinetopomaps - X -
Michelin This online topo map (World wide) is suitable for extraction to build maps. (supports 14 languages). World Wide viamechelin.com - X -
Mobile Atlas Creator This website offers a tool to create your own maps. see (Addition information) (English). World Wide Mobile Atlas Creator - X -
ASIG
Albania
This site offers topographic maps for Albania and is suitable for extraction to build maps with the scale 1:25,000, 1:50,000; 1:100,000 and 1:200,000. To find these maps select English as language and look for the Imagery Base Map (Albanian, English). AL ASIG geoportal - X -
geoland.at This site offers topographic maps for Austria and is suitable for extraction to build maps with the scale 1:25,000, 1:50,000; 1:100,000 and 1:200,000 (German, English). AT geoland.at - X -
Topomap viewer Belgium This site offers topo maps for Belgium and is for extraction to build maps with the scale 1:10,000, 1:50,000; 1:100,000 and 1:250,000 (Dutch, French).
© 2012 NGI Topomapviewer
BE Topomap viewer - X -
Natural Resources Canada On the official site "Natural Resources Canada" (1.) you can find an online map as well offline maps. The online map (2.) map is suitable for extraction to build maps with the scale 1:25,000, 1:50,000, 1:100,000, 1:250,000. Sometime you need some patience before the map is drawn. In the download directory (3.) you will find the FTP addresses for maps scale 1:50,000 and 1:250,000. You can find other interesting (historical) maps (in a other scale) by exploring these FTP sites. Most of the maps has the datum NAD83. Be aware you may encounter maps with the older datum NAD27. (English, French) CA 1. Topographic Information
2. The Atlas of Canada - Toporama
3. Download Directory and Documentation
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MyTopo This site offers topographic maps for the US and Canada. the map is suitable for extraction to build maps with the scale 1:50,000  and 1:250,000 (English). CA and US Mytopo - X -
Maps of Switzerland This site offers topographic maps for Liechtenstein and Switzerland. These maps are suitable for extraction to build maps with the scale 1:25,000, 1:50,000, 1:100,000, 1:200,000 and 1:500,000. The maps are also suitable for the border area's of Liechtenstein and Switzerland (English, German, French, Italian). (Addition information).
On my web page Memory-Map related downloads you will find the Memory-Map the grid definitions for the Swiss coordinate systems.
CH and LI Map of Switzerland - X -
Swizerland Mobility This site offers topographic maps for Liechtenstein and Switzerland. These maps are suitable for extraction to build maps with the scale 1:25,000, 1:50,000, 1:100,000, 1:200,000 and 1:500,000. The maps are also suitable for the border area's of Liechtenstein and Switzerland. This site offer information about hiking trails and mountain bike tracks (English, German, French, Italian). CH and LI Switzerland Mobility - X -
Mapy.cz
Czech Republic
This site offers topographic maps for the Czech Republic and is suitable for extraction to build maps with the scale from 1:30,000, to 1:500.000 (Czech). CZ Mapy.cz - X -
Mapy.idnes.cz
Czech Republic
This site offers topographic maps for the Czech Republic and is suitable for extraction to build maps with the scale from 1:20,000, to 1:500.000 (Czech). CZ mapy.iDNES.cz - X -
Geoportal.de
Germany
This site offers topographic maps for Germany and is suitable for extraction to build maps with the scale from 1:10,000, to 1:200,000. Select "Kartenansicht" in the ribbon of the web page to view the map. Chose "Webkarte" (bottom right corner of map(Hintergrund)) to select the colored map. ( (German). DE Geoportal.de - X -
Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (BKG) This organization offers three sets of offline topographic maps (1.) for Germany: DKT250 (1:250,000), DKT500-V (1:500,000) and DKT`1000 (1:1,000,000). For maps with a smaller scale the separate federal states are responsible . It provides also two different online maps: the BKG maps (2.) and the German Webatlas (3.)
(German).
DE 1. BKG Opendata
2. BKG Maps
3. Webatlas DE
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Kortforsyningen Denmark This site offers offline topographic maps for Denmark scale 1:25,000, 1:50,000, 1:100,000 1.200,000 and 1:1,000,000 (Addition information). (Danish) DK Kortforsyningen/Download X - -
GEUS
Denmark
This site offers offline topographic maps for Denmark and is suitable for extraction to build maps with the scale 1:25,000, 1:50,000, 1:100,000 and 1:200,000 (Danish, English) DK Map of Demark - X -
EESTI KAART
Estonia
This site offers online topographic maps for Estonia, 1:25,000 and larger. (Estonian) EE postimees.ee - X -
Maa-amet. (Estonian
Land Broad)
This site offers online two topographic maps for Estonia, 1:25,000 and larger. (Estonian, English) EE XGis
Esti Geoportal
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Cargando Visor IBERPIX, Spain This site offers topographic maps for Spain and is suitable for extraction to build maps with a scale between 1:10,000 and 1:1,000,000 (Spanish). ES Visor Iberpix - X -
National Land Survey of Finland This site offers online and offline topographic maps for Finland and is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale between 1:15,000, and 1:500,000 (Finish, English, Swedish). On my web page Memory-Map related downloads you will find the Memory-Map the grid definition for the Finnish coordinate system. FI 1. Offline maps
2. Online map
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Metsähallitus - Finland This site offers an online topographic maps for Finland and is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale between 1:15,000, and 1:500,000 (Finish, English, Swedish). FI Excursionmap.fi - X -
Geoportail France This site offers topographic maps for France and is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale between 1:25,000, and 1:500,000 (Addition information) (French). FR http://www.geoportail.gouv.fr/carte - X -
Guernsey Geographical Layers This site offers a online topographic map for Guernsey and is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale between 1:12,500 and 100,000 (English). GG Guernsey Geographical Layers - X -
Ordnance Survey Ireland This site offers a online topographic map for Eire and is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale between 1:25,000 and 1:500,000 (English). IE GeoHive - X -
Landmælinga Íslands
(National Land Survey of Iceland)
This site offers topographic maps for Iceland. The online map (1) and is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale between 1:25,000, and 1:500,000. The scales of the offline maps (2) are 1:25,000 (no full covering) , 1:50,000 (no full covering), 1:100,000, 1:250,000 and 1:750,000. (Icelandic, English (partly)). IS 1. Map Viewer
2. Start page downloads
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Geoportale Nazionale
Italy
This site offers online topographic maps for Italy, 1:25,000, 1:100,000 and :250,000. First select in the "Cerca Servizio" bar in the right corner "Immagini" of the window; second select the wanted map at the bottom of the window. The quality is low, compared to the neighbouring countries (Italian). IT Geoportale Nazionale - X -
maps.lt
Lithuania
This site offers online topographic maps for Lithuania, 1:25,000 and larger. (Lithuanian. English (partly)) LT maps.lt - X -
Geoportail Luxembourg This site offers topographic maps for Luxembourg and is suitable for extraction to build maps with the scale 1:20,000, 1:50,000, 1:100,000 and 1:250,000. (German, French, English) LU Geoportail Luxembourg - X -
Latvijas Geotelpiskas
Latvia
This site offers online topographic maps for Latvia, 1:25,000 and larger. (Latvian, english) LV Latvijas Geotelpiskas - X -
Macedonian katastar This site offers topographic maps for Macedonia and is suitable for extraction to build maps with the scale 1:25,000, 1:50,000, and 1:100,000. Select your map in the bottom right corner (below Power by ESRI). (Macedonian) MK Katastar - X -
Publieke Dienstverlening
Op de Kaart
This site offers several sets of Dutch online and offline maps in scales 1:25,000, 1:50,000, 1:100,000, 1:250,000 and 1:500,000. You will find the offline raster maps as Basisregistratie Topografie (BRT) TOPNL on the dataset-page (2.). (Addition information). (Dutch) NL 1. PDOK Viewer
2. PDOK datasets
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Opentopo.nl This site offers several sets of Dutch online and offline maps. The "Scale" is defined in Pixel per Kilometer. On the same page you will find some online map viewers (Dutch). NL opentopo.nl X X -
Kartverket
Norway
This site offers offline topographic maps(1) of Norway in the scales 1:50,000, 1:250.000, 1:500.000 and 1:1,000,000. map
and an online map scale 1:20,000 to 1:1,000,000 (2) (Norwegian, Partly English).
On my web page Memory-Map related downloads you will find the Memory-Map the grid definition for the Norwegian coordinate system.
NO 1. Kartverket
2. Norgeskart
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Den Norske Turistforening This site offers online topographic maps topographic map for Norway and is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale 1:25,000, and 1:500,000. (Norwegian, English and a lot of other lagnuages (google translate)) NO ut.no - X -
LINZ topo maps This site offers offline topographic maps of New Zealand in the scales 1:50,000 and 1:250,000. Be patience while downloading a map. (English) NZ LINZ map-chooser X - -
Department of Conservation (DOC) This site offers a online topographic map of New Zealand and is suitable for extraction to build maps with 1:50,000 and 1:250,000. Be patience while downloading the map. Select the TOPO map in the top right corner. (English) NZ DOC maps viewer - X -
NZTOPOMAPS This site offers a online topographic map for New Zealand and is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale 1:25,000, and 1:500,000. You can use this site for calibration your map. (English) NZ NZTOPOMAPS - X -
NZ topo map This site offers a online topographic map for New Zealand and is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale 1:25,000, and 1:500,000. (English) NZ NZ Topo Map - X -
Geoportal Poland This site offers a online topographic map for New Zealand and is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale 1:25,000, and 1:500,000. (Polish, English) PL Geoportal Poland - X -
Instituto Geográfico do Exército This site offers a online topo map for Portugal and is suitable for extraction to build maps in scale 1: 50,000, 1:250,000 and 1:500,000. (Portuguese) PT Visualizador - X -
Sveriges Lanskarta This site offers a online topographic map for Sweden and is suitable for extraction to build maps between scale 1: 20,000 and 1:500,000 (Addition information) (Swedish).
On my web page Memory-Map related downloads you will find the Memory-Map the grid definition for the Swedish coordinate system.
SE Sveriges Lanskarta - X -
Geopedia.si Lite This site offers a online topographic map for Slovenia and is suitable for extraction to build maps between scale 1: 40,000 and 1:100,000 (Slovenian, partly English).
SI Geopedia.si Lite - X -
Streetmap This site offers a online topographic map for England, Scotland and Wales and is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale 1: 25,000, and 1:1,000,000. To "start" the map you have to fill out a place name. Map 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 offers hiking trails and tracks. Also useful for the Isle of Man (no 1:25,000 map). (English) UK streetmap.co.uk - X -
Ordnance Survey Great Britain This site offers a online and offline topographic maps for England, Scotland and Wales. The online map is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale 1: 25,000, and 1:1,000,000. (English) UK OS OpenData Viewer
OS OpenData products
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Walkhighlands This site offers a online topographic map for England, Scotland and Wales and is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale 1: 50,000 and 1:250000 UK Walkhighlands - X -
Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland This site a online topographic maps for Northern Ireland. The online map is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale 1: 25,000, and 1:500,000. (English) UK (NI) ONSI Spatial NI - Map viewer - X -
The National Map (US) This site offers a online and offline topographic maps for the US. The online map is suitable for extraction to build maps with scale 1: 20,000, and 1:1,000,000. (English) US The National Map Viewer
The National Map
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