http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/ (USF site designed for teachers and students)
This Exploring Florida Maps collection contains approximately 6,000 historic and contemporary Florida maps that support all subject areas in the K-12 classroom. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 25 maps in non-commercial school projects without further permission. All maps are available as GIF or JPEG files for screen display as well as in PDF for printing.
The Florida Historical Map Collection is one of the treasures of the University of Florida's P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History and contains more than 2300 images of Florida dating from the early 1500s to 1926. The earliest original printed map in the collection is Girolamo Ruscelli's Nueva hispania tabula nova, [Venice, 1561].
The "Sanborn® Fire Insurance Company Maps of Florida" include more than 300 bibliographic units in more than 3,000 map sheets. The maps were mainly designed to help fire insurance agents determine the degree of damage to a property and show accurate information to help them determine risks and establish premiums. They showed the size (including color-coding), shape and construction of buildings (brick, adobe, frame, etc), dwellings (including hotels and churches), and other structures such as bridges, docks and barns.
Along with fire stations, you could also find water facilities, sprinklers, hydrants, cisterns, and alarm boxes as well as firewalls, windows, doors, elevators and chimneys and roof types. The maps included street names, property boundaries and lot lines, and house and block numbers. Other information such as the latest census figures, prevailing winds; railroad lines and Indian reservations and topography were included. Today, the maps are an invaluable guide to inner-city history, land use, and historic preservation. This collection of public domain maps was digitized from the printed maps held in the collections of the Smathers Libraries' Map & Imagery Library, on the campus of the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL).
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/maps/MAPFLORIDA.HTML (UF site that is being developed)
The new database is still under development but you can search it for cartographers, major place names (e.g., Pensacola, Tampa Bay, Key West) and other keywords. You can also limit your search with a date range.
http://ufdc.ufl.edu/aerials/?n=palmm (entry to UF aerial photograph collection)
The University of Florida Map & Digital Imagery Library houses the largest and most complete collection of Florida aerial photographs (~160,000 photos) outside of the National Archives. These photos document the dramatic changes in Florida's land use between 1937 and 1990. These images provide some of the oldest land use/cover information available. They are used extensively in agriculture, conservation, urbanization, recreation, education, hydrology, geology, land use, ecology, geography, and history. The online Aerial Photography: Florida Collection can be used to access and download aerial photographs from the library's extensive collection. The years available vary by county but extend from 1937 - 1990. Users can easily download aerials in JPEG2000 (JP2) file format. There are currently two search methods available: MAP SEARCH - New Google Maps based search allows you to search by address, point, or area to access the aerial photographs that cover your selected point or area. Provides the outline of the aerial photograph so that coverage is readily seen. Easily download aerials in JPEG2000 file format.
FLIGHTS BY COUNTY - Listing of all the Florida counties, then broken down by year, flight number, and aerial tile number. Useful if you know exactly what aerial number you are looking for. Also provides access to the scanned aerial photograph indexes.
GIS SEARCH WILL BE UNAVAILABLE UNTIL DECEMBER 15, 2014 - This search uses an alternate system. This is the original aerial photograph searching tool which runs on the ArcGIS server.
http://scholar.library.miami.edu/floridamaps/about.html (entry to the Old Florida Maps collection hosted by the University of Miami Libraries)
Old Florida Maps tells the story, using digital reproductions of maps from monographs and private collections held locally in South Florida, of how Florida came to be represented in the current geographic form familiar to us all. The University of Miami Libraries are proud to present Old Florida Maps on the web for free and open access to students, scholars, and map enthusiasts all over the world. Images of the maps found on this site are not available for download or reproduction.
http://www.oldfloridamaps.com/ (another entry into the Old Florida Maps collection)
146 maps of Florida or locales in Florida from 1584 to the recent past.
http://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/ (entry to NOAA collection of historic charts and maps, including old nautical charts)
NOAA's Office of Coast Survey's Historical Map & Chart Collection covers the land and waters of the United States of America, including territories and possessions (past and present). NOAA started assembling the collection in 1995 as a data rescue effort. NOAA continues to preserve charts and maps produced by NOAA's Coast Survey and its predecessors, especially the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey and the U.S. Lake Survey (previously under the Department of War). The collection also covers many areas that most people may not realize were once a part of early Coast Survey history. As the first federal scientific agency, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (as the agency was known from 1878 to 1970) produced land sketches, Civil War battle maps, and aeronautical charting from the 1930s to the 1950s. The images are free to download, and may be used for commercial or educational purposes.
Although not required, the web site encourages users to cite "NOAA's Historical Map & Chart Collection" when using the images.
http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Florida/ (commercial site with a large collection of FL maps that can be viewed on-line)
The state of Florida collection contains 485 atlases spanning 455 years of growth and development (1541 through 1996). Within the atlases are 10,682 historical maps, illustrations, and histories many of which contain family names ideal for genealogical research. Others are rare antique maps, part of the collection by an exclusive arrangement with the Osher Map Library. The state of Florida has 28 of these antiquarian maps dating back as early as 1541. For a fee users can download an image file or buy an image license.
Among the records in the Cartographic and Architectural Section (NWCSC) are over 15 million maps, charts, aerial photographs, architectural drawings, patents, and ships plans, constituting one of the world's largest accumulations of such documents. These holdings are arranged in 190 record groups, which reflect the origins of the records in specific federal departments and agencies. Some of the more significant holdings, grouped under the general functions or subject areas associated with their creation, are described below. In appropriate contexts, record group numbers have been added in parentheses to facilitate reference to the specific NARA holdings under discussion.