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We aspire to provide comprehensive coverage of Hawaiʻi. In addition to contemporary maps, we have a large collection of historical maps. Nevertheless, it is impossible for one organization to have all the maps, therefore, it is customary to rely on many agencies and collections in Hawaiʻi and beyond. If you do not find what you need in our digital and map collections, consult the links we provide to other collections throughout the state. If you have questions about our holdings, please contact MAGIS staff.

Map, Hawaii, 1901
Map, Hawaii, 1886
Map, Hawaii, 1928c
Map, Hawaii 1928
Map, Kahoolawe 1906
Map, Kauai 1901
Map, Kauai 1903
Map, Lanai 1878
Map, Maui 1885
Map, Maui 1829
Map, Molokai 1897 (1:90,000)
Map, Molokai 1897 (1:60,000)
Map, Oahu 1902
Map, Oahu 1881

Historical Maps

Hawaiʻi Government and Territory Survey, and Other Historical Maps, 1885-1904

The maps below are some of the most frequently requested historical maps of the principal islands of Hawaiʻi. Click on the View column to view or download a map. Click on the Preview column to interact with a georeferenced version of a map. Georeferenced TIFF versions of most of the maps are available to download by clicking on the Zipped TIFF file. To view basic metadata for these georeferenced maps, download the companion spreadsheet.

Island Author Year View Preview Georeferenced Zipped TIFF
Hawaii Donn, Alexander, Wall 1901 (258 MB)
Hawaii Wall, Alexander 1886 (204 MB)
Hawaii Iao, Wall 1928 (150 MB)
Hawaii [color] Iao, Wall 1928 (157 MB)
Kahoolawe Wall 1906  
Kauai Donn, Wall 1903 (180 MB)
Kauai Newton 1901 (182 MB)
Lanai Alexander, Brown, and Monsarrat 1878 (337 MB)
Lanai Wall, Brown, Monsarrat, Newton 1878 (118 MB)
Maui Dodge, Alexander 1885 (403 MB)
Maui Iao, Wall 1929 (501 MB)
Molokai [1:60,000] Dodge, Willis, Kanakanui, Alexander 1897 (260 MB)
Molokai [1:90,000] Dodge, Willis, Kanakanui, Alexander 1897 (211 MB)
Niihau Kerns, Wall 1904 (174 MB)
Oahu Donn, Wall 1902  (324 MB)
Oahu Lyons, Covington 1881  (210 MB)
See also: Hawaiʻi Topographic Maps.


State Land Survey

Fire Insurance Maps

We have different versions of these important historical maps which show building and street information for towns and cities at a large scale. The Hawaiʻi State Archives may have some maps that we do not. Consult the Union List of Sanborn & Other Fire Insurance Maps, Hawaiʻi (by Riley Moffat, revised by Philip Hoehn) for an inventory and indications where various Hawaiʻi sets may be held. The Library of Congress has one of the largest collections of Sanborn Maps with detailed explanation of the history and use of the maps.

Other Historical Maps and Data about Hawaiʻi

  • AVA Konohiki
    Digitized land records and maps, with focus on documents that were written and produced in the 1840s and 1850s, when lands in Hawaiʻi first went into private ownership.
  • Congressional Serials Set Maps (1817-1980) (UHM login required)
    Click on Newsbank Readex, then Serial Set Maps. Once logged in the Serial Set Maps database, click on Map Locations, then Hawaiʻi. Approximately 145 locations with over 500 maps. "Maps range from the great atlases to small individual maps clarifying very specific land questions, to great triangulation surveys, to the repetitive weekly weather maps, to the maps that made history as well as the maps of past history and to the purely serendipitous."
  • Early mapping of Hawaiʻi (online access)
    Three volumes providing a complete history of the early mapping and surveying of Hawaiʻi. Many rare maps are reproduced in these publications.
  • Hawaiian Land Divisions (Island Breath)
    Moku and ahupuaʻa divisions in several downloadable digital formats for each of 8 major islands.
  • Kipuka Database - Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA)
    A geographical information system (GIS) that provides maps about native Hawaiian land, culture and history. Kipuka links historic data sets to geographic locations. The foundation of Kipuka is the traditional land system, mokupuni divided into moku, ahupuaʻa, ʻili, and kuleana. Also search in the Papakilo Database (OHA) for historical data and information on cultural sites and land.
  • Old Maps Online
    An gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Contains dozens of historical Hawaiʻimaps.

Topographic Maps

Digital Maps

Printed Maps

  • The Map Collection holds printed topographic maps of Hawaiʻi at various scales — 1:24,000, 1:31,680, 1:62,500, 1:100,000, and 1:250,000. All editions for Hawaiʻi are retained. Please contact MAGIS staff for questions about topographic maps we have not digitized.

Thematic Maps


  • Honolulu Police Department Crime Map (HPD map overview/statistics)
    The crime-type categories include: Arson, Assault, Burglary, Disturbing the Peace, Drugs / Alcohol Violations, DUI, Fraud, Homicide, Motor Vehicle Theft, Robbery, Sex Crimes, Theft / Larceny, Vandalism, Vehicle Break-In / Theft, Weapons.

Flood Maps

  • FEMA Flood Map Service Center
    Current and historical flood maps for Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, Kauaʻi, and Maui Counties. The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • FEMA National Flood Hazard Layer (kmz layer for use with Google Earth)
    Download the latest "Stay Dry" or "FEMA NFHL" kmz files and open using Google Earth. The National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) dataset represents the current effective flood data for the country, where maps have been modernized. It is a compilation of effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) databases and Letters of Map Change (LOMCs). The NFHL is updated as studies go effective.




  • Campus Plants (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)
    The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus has an amazing collection of plants. Think of the university environment as a botanical garden. There are more than 6000 plants in over 700 species, some of which are represented by numerous distinct varieties. For more information, visit the Campus Arboretum website.

Property Search (TMK maps)

Rainfall and Watersheds


Trail and Hiking