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Maps - California

The content of this guide was created by Bob Sathrum, retired 6/2013

CA - Street & Road Maps

See the more general Road and Travel Maps research guide for other online sites that include current road maps of California.

AAA Strip Map :  Long Beach to  Newport Bay

  • Automobile Club of Southern California Collection, 1892-1963 (University of Southern California Digital Archive) Includes approximately 100 examples of strip maps of southern California roads for the years 1912-1936. These maps offer a continuous, definitive record of the development of roadways and roadside services in the region. Strip maps illustrate major routes between destinations and include a list of approved hotels, restaurants and garages . The overall site also includes photos, engineering notebooks, and the Auto Club magazine.
  • California Road Atlas & Driver's Guide (Thomas Brothers Maps) 1994 (atlas G 1526 P2 T483 1994)
  • California Road and Recreation Atlas (Benchmark Maps) 1998 (atlas G 1526 P2 B45 1998)
  • California Road Map (Zeducorp)
  • California Traffic Information (US Federal Highway Administration) Directory of government and commercial sites that provide traffic and road condition reports.
  • California's Interstates and Highways (US Geological Survey) Similar map with shaded relief.
  • Caltrans Live Traffic Cameras (California Department of Transportation) View live streaming video of traffic and weather conditions from over 1,000 cameras monitoring freeway sections across California.
  • Caltrans PhotoLog (California Department of Transportation) Take a virtual drive along any California highway.
  • Folded Road Maps and City Plans - The Map Vertical Filing Cabinet in the Atlas and Map Collection contains folded road maps of California organized in three subdivisions - county, city, and region.
  • Historic Photos and Maps of California Highways (Furqueron) Earliest maps date from 1926.
  • Sigalert.com Maps current traffic conditions on metropolitan and suburban freeways in California.