This is a site for discussing roleplaying games. Have fun doing so, but there is one major rule: do not discuss political issues that aren't directly and uniquely related to the subject of the thread and about gaming. While this site is dedicated to free speech, the following will not be tolerated: devolving a thread into unrelated political discussion, sockpuppeting (using multiple and/or bogus accounts), disrupting topics without contributing to them, and posting images that could get someone fired in the workplace (an external link is OK, but clearly mark it as Not Safe For Work, or NSFW). If you receive a warning, please take it seriously and either move on to another topic or steer the discussion back to its original RPG-related theme.
NOTICE: Some online security services are reporting that information for a limited number of users from this site is for sale on the "dark web." As of right now, there is no direct evidence of this, but change your password just to be safe.

Author Topic: Public domain maps of modern cities and regional areas  (Read 407 times)

Bedrockbrendan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12535
Public domain maps of modern cities and regional areas
« on: October 28, 2010, 03:33:26 PM »
Does anyone know where I can get good quality public domain maps of modern US cities. I've found some good ones of cities and regions outside the US, but trying to find up to date maps of stuff in the US now.

Sigmund

  • a Toxic Sociopath
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4915
- Chris Sigmund

Old Loser

"I'd rather be a killer than a victim."

Quote from: John Morrow;418271
I role-play for the ride, not the destination.


Sigmund

  • a Toxic Sociopath
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4915
Public domain maps of modern cities and regional areas
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 03:50:18 PM »
Ah, forgot that you're probably not just asking for a game session... need something you can use in a product?
- Chris Sigmund

Old Loser

"I'd rather be a killer than a victim."

Quote from: John Morrow;418271
I role-play for the ride, not the destination.

Sigmund

  • a Toxic Sociopath
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4915
Public domain maps of modern cities and regional areas
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 04:02:54 PM »
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/CP_MapProducts.htm

http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

I think these are public domain. Their previous Tiger service maps were, but they've taken that service down to update it with the 2010 census.

http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/hledej.php?hleda=city

Not maps, but perhaps useful nonetheless.
- Chris Sigmund

Old Loser

"I'd rather be a killer than a victim."

Quote from: John Morrow;418271
I role-play for the ride, not the destination.

Sigmund

  • a Toxic Sociopath
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4915
Public domain maps of modern cities and regional areas
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 04:06:37 PM »
Also, check here, although i didn't download any to see the quality...

http://libremap.org/data/
- Chris Sigmund

Old Loser

"I'd rather be a killer than a victim."

Quote from: John Morrow;418271
I role-play for the ride, not the destination.

Sigmund

  • a Toxic Sociopath
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4915
- Chris Sigmund

Old Loser

"I'd rather be a killer than a victim."

Quote from: John Morrow;418271
I role-play for the ride, not the destination.

Bedrockbrendan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12535
Public domain maps of modern cities and regional areas
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2010, 09:47:18 AM »
Thanks Sigmund. I appreciate the links and will be sure to check them out for material.

The product I am working on is set in Boston, and I wanted some more regional maps to include in the book. Found out that the Boston Redevelopment Authority has some public domain maps up on its website (http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/maps/maps.asp).

Settembrini

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6797
Public domain maps of modern cities and regional areas
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2010, 12:39:25 AM »
Open street map
!
If there can't be a TPK against the will of the players it's not an RPG.- Pierce Inverarity