A collection of online resources and tools to assist with GEOINT investigations.
General Mapping Tools
A web mapping platform and consumer application offered by Google. It offers satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, 360° interactive panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, air and public transportation.
A web mapping service provided as a part of Microsoft's Bing suite of search engines and powered by the Bing Maps for Enterprise framework.
A collaborative project to create a free editable geographic database of the world. The geodata underlying the maps is considered the primary output of the project.
Allows you to explore and download satellite, aerial and drone imagery of the Earth.
Wayback World Imagery
A digital archive of the world imagery base map, enabling users to access different versions of world imagery captured over the years.
This is a 3D interactive map of the world. Pretty neat.
The only search engine that includes over 115 million images and 54 satellite, aerial and DEM datasets from all around the world.
A free mapping tool similar to Google Maps. They also offer a mobile application that allows you to download maps of areas for offline use. Very handy.
A free online web mapping service. Allows you to find driving directions, maps, live traffic updates and road conditions, nearby businesses, restaurants and hotels.
Maxar Archive Search
Maxar offers the most comprehensive suite of commercial satellite imagery. Highlight an area of interest, view and download historical satellite imagery. Requires a paid subscription for best results.
Sentinel Hub EO Browser
The EO Browser aims to contribute to achieving a global, continuous and easily accessible source of satellite imagery data. Very useful tool.
A great tool for Australian-oriented geospatial investigations. Includes some incredibly high-res imagery.
Just add location and receive a list of OSINT resources for that area. Maps/satellite imagery, photos, live weather, flight and maritime tracking, railways, peaks and even fitness device data.
NOAA Digital Coast
Provides the data, tools, and training that communities use to manage their coastal resources. Here users find topics of interest from climate adaptation to ocean planning, plus quick access to the Digital Coast data, tools, and training most relevant to a particular topic.
A geographic online encyclopedia project. The project implements an interactive web map that utilizes popular mapping services with a geographically-referenced wiki system, with the aim to mark and describe all geographical objects in the world.
Collecting and analyzing data from a variety of government and private sources, they are able to create detailed, informative profiles for every city in the United States. From crime rates to weather patterns.
Interactive map that lets you explore panoramic images taken in specific locations.
A collection of gigapxel images of various places on Earth. Offered by 360cities.
EOS Land Viewer
Land Viewer is a satellite observation imagery tool that allows for on-the-fly searching, processing and getting valuable insights from satellites data to tackle real business issues. Lets you mark and download satellite imagery. Requires a paid subscription for best results.
Global Wetlands Map
Interactive map of open waters, mangroves, swamps, fens, riverines, flood swamps, marshes, wet meadows and floodplains. Does not include every country.
An online resource that enables visitors to easily and quickly use maps in order to measure, search and overlay mark-up elements on maps for a wide range of useful applications.
ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World
ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is the foremost collection of geographic information from around the globe. It includes maps, apps, and data layers to support your work.
A web based data mining tool for OpenStreetMap. It runs any kind of Overpass API query and shows the results on an interactive map. Using it can get technical quite quickly, beginners may find the "wizard" a good place to start.
Lets users easily embed maps into websites and blogs. A number of tools are available to create maps from KML, GeoRSS or spreadsheet map data. A range of features and options let you customize the map appearance to meet a range of mapping needs.
The gateway to Indian Earth observation. Providing visualization services and Earth observation data to users in public domain.
A simple tool that allows you to get GPS coordinates from an address or landmark.
A simple tool that determines sun rises and sunsets by location.
Click on an area on the OpenStreetMap to get a list of usernames who have made changes and edits. Includes dates when the edits were made.
Lets you combine Google Maps, aerial imagery and Google street view into one embeddable control. Very handy.
View amazing satellite imagery from across the globe. Celebrity homes, roadside attractions, landmarks, military and much more.
The website that lets you experience the world from home. Offers virtual tours, live cameras, a fun "City Guesser" game and more.
Allows users to use simple UI elements to leverage Earth Engine's data catalog and analytical power, for experts and non-experts alike to use.
Explore open knowledge from OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia, and more.
A 3D view of Earth with different data layers such as temperature, UV, cloud cover, wind, and more.
A general all-purpose online map with plenty of options.
A non-profit organization representing Europe’s national mapping, cadastral and land registration authorities. Requires a paid subscription.
Helps estimate the maximum amount of people standing within any given area. Great for fact checking.
An amazing interactive map that displays where shadows fall in a specific location, at a specific time and date all from within a browser. It uses Mapbox's 3D Dataset and was created by Twitter user @truted2, be sure to follow him for updates on this project.
Ocelli Project: Rakhine
An interactive geospatial dataset that documents open source evidence of the systematic displacement and genocide of the Rohingya ethnic minority in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
Provides precise mapping of radio frequency emissions. This unique ability to identify and geolocate sources of radio frequencies from space. Requires a paid subscription.
Plus Codes Grid Service
Plus codes are based on a multi-level grid, being able to see the grid can make the codes easier to discover and use. This service allows you to to add the plus codes grid to online maps and GIS applications.
The world divided into 3 meter squares and each square is given a unique combination of three words.
Provides speedy display of multi-zoom datasets over maps, and supports a variety of visual presentations for tiled vector data, in addition to the usual cartography from OpenStreetMap, CloudMade, Bing, and other providers of image-based web maps.
Make and share maps. Import custom data fields for each location, then dynamically filter the data based on values in those custom fields. Requires registration.
India's leader in premium quality digital map data, APIs, GPS navigation, tracking, location apps and GIS solutions. Also offers a very useful 360° view mode.
OpenStreetMap and satellite imagery from MapBox, Maxar, Bing, and Esri. Links to Google Street View, Mapillary and Yandex panoramas for any given location.
Gives you on-demand access to search, preview, and purchase the most recent, high-resolution commercial satellite imagery.
Allows you to watch data from different orbiting satellites in the record. The data is available in 15-30 minutes after recording.
A crowd-sourced mapping tool that shows you all kinds of unique information of an area. "If Google Maps and Urban Dictionary had a love child".
Features a range of tools for satellite imagery. It has easy access to freely available imagery by Sentinel and Landsat, and they even provide API access for easily monitoring an area.
Select an area on the map and get a list of freely available aerial images for that area.
A more user friendly way of querying the OpenStreetMap database. It helps you to build queries in a similar way to Overpass Turbo, but without the complex query language and syntax.
An interactive map that you can use to create areas based on travel times. Useful for narrowing down places where a target would go for their lunch break for example.
Descartes Labs process public and commercial satellite imagery to detect visual similarities between scenes, and apply machine learning to recognize different types of objects across the globe.
Access topographic maps, satellite imagery, hiking trails and more online or via their mobile application.
A mapping service often used by first responders. Offers many mapping layers like topographic, OSM, structures, weather, slope angles, geology, fire history and more.
An online tool that allows you to overlay images over locations and combine multiple maps into one. Very handy.
Street View Maps
Is a project to collect crowdsourced street-level photographs for improving OpenStreetMap.
A crowd-sourced street-level imagery platform that scales and automates mapping using collaboration, cameras, and computer vision.
Instant Street View
Uses the Google Places Library Autocomplete service to quickly get the location you're looking for. It uses the street view service to display the street view panoramas and allows for easy bookmarking or sharing. It is fast and features clear images.
See your route via Google Street view. Requires a Google Maps API key.
Click on a point on the map to see a 360 degree video panorama of the selected area.
A simple tool for exploring Google Street View.
Street View Fun
A collection of interesting and funny things found on Google Street View.
Infrared Street View
A crowdsourced thermal equivalent of Google's Street View. Instead of showing the streets in visible light, this shows them in thermal infrared light.
IR Map provides a clear and comprehensive picture of international relations between countries.
24 Time Zones
This interactive map represent time zones around the world and cities observing them. Just point at the city on the map or search it in the search field to see the detailed information.
A global map of first nations land and reservations.
A research tool and map that provides close to real-time data on the state of civil society and civic freedoms in 196 different countries.
Provides information about various hate groups across the USA.
World Map of Encryption
An interactive world map that shows the the legal status of encryption by country. In some countries, the use of encryption-related technologies is relatively unconstrained; in others, companies and users face significant restrictions.
WorldAtlas Countries of the World
Lists information about each country on Earth. Including flags, populations, GDP statistics, capital cities, ISO codes and dialing codes.
Power Plug Sockets
A directory that shows you the different types of power plug sockets used in different parts of the world.
Provides information and an interactive map about the different types of electrical outlets used in different parts of the world.
Global Military Base Map
An interactive map that provides information about different military bases and installations around the world. Uses OpenStreetMap data. Map created by @GONZOs_int, go give him a follow!
EURDEP Gamma Dose Map
Shows measurements of environmental radioactivity in the form of gamma dose rate for the last 24 hours. These measurements originate from some 5500 stations in 39 countries. Anything above 500 nSv/h is dangerous for humans.
Natural Disaster Maps
Contains information about wildland fire weather and smoke. From here you can access smoke forecasts, fire weather forecasts, fire information and track the movement of smoke.
NASA Fire Map
A map of current fire hotpots from around the world provided by NASA.
Explore the state of forests worldwide by analyzing tree cover change on GFW's interactive global forest map using satellite data.
A massive, collaborative map of the urban harvest uniting the efforts of foragers, freegans, and foresters around the world. Explore and share information about the sources of free food in your neighborhood.
A collaborative platform for crowdsourced tree inventory, ecosystem services calculations and urban forestry analysis. Basically one giant database of trees.
HE Backbone Network Map
A 3D WebGL map of Hurricane Electric's backbone network, global submarine cables and global data-centers.
Submarine Cable Map
A comprehensive and regularly updated interactive map of the world's major submarine communication cable systems and landing stations.
Claims to be the most complete and versatile interactive infrastructure map of the Internet. Requires registration.
Map of the Internet
A 3D interactive internet map, search engine, index and directory. Each domain, website, or any other internet address is represented by cubes in 3D space. Over 1 Billion internet domain hosts can be found on this map. Pretty neat.
Indexmundi Internet Users by Country
Shows how internet use varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.
Internet Exchange Map
A free interactive map of internet exchanges that depicts over 300 active exchanges and more than 500 buildings. Data contained in this map was complied by TeleGeography and is updated on a regular basis.
The Internet Mapping Project
Started at Bell Labs in the summer of 1998. Its goal is to acquire and save Internet topological data over a long period of time. This data has been used in the study of routing problems and changes, DDoS attacks, and graph theory.
US National Broadband Map
This national broadband map provides the most accurate, up-to-date map of availability and speeds in the U.S. It is also the first map that provides a national view of pricing down to the census block.
Canadian Cellular Tower Map
Presents the locations of tower sites for each licensed Canadian wireless provider. Each site is indicated by a color coded icon.
Track down a GSM/WCDMA/TD-LTE/FDD-LTE cell phone online using LAC (Location Area Code) and Cell ID. Or CDMA/CDMA2000 using SID, NID and BID, and display its location on maps.
Unwired Labs Location API
Offers reliable mobile positioning and mapping technologies as a LaaS API (Location as a Service) to developers and companies globally. Requires registration.
The Mozilla Location Service (MLS) is an open service, which lets devices determine their location based on network infrastructure like Bluetooth beacons, cell towers and WiFi access points. This network based location service complements satellite based navigation systems like A-GPS. Also provides daily updates and offers downloadable data sets.
Provides maps with TIM, WindTre, Vodafone and iliad's LTE broadcasting towers and shows information about these towers.
Cellular Coverage Maps
A crowd-sourced cellular tower and coverage mapping service for the USA. Maps actual coverage of cellular networks based on real life conditions and the coverage and signal strength of the network in areas that have been mapped.
Maps, information and images regarding mineral mines in various different countries.
Global Gas Pipeline Map
Provides a detailed map and other information regarding gas pipelines currently in use all over the world.
An interactive gas map that provides a comprehensive source of facility and project data. Allows users to access the latest project data including facility status and ownership details, detailed pipeline information, industry gas information and more.
Map the world's electricity, telecom, oil, and gas infrastructure. Uses OSM data.
UK Power Network Map
Contains maps if the UK power grid, and also allows you to add many other layers.
A collection of interactive maps and datasets regarding the energy sector. Fossil fuels, coal mines and more.
An open source tool for predicting the location of electricity network lines, using night-time lights satellite imagery and OpenStreetMap data. Data set available for download here.
A large collection of panoramic images from many different mountain summits all over the world.
Upload a image of a natural landmark or architectural landmark and this will show you where it is located.
Find out the name, altitude and other information about a mountain.
Shows the names of all mountains and peaks with a 360° panorama display. This functions and worldwide. Contains more than 850,000 peaks.
AlleBurgen Castle Map
An interactive map of castles, palaces and other fortified buildings across Europe.
An awesome database of bridges from all over the world. Offers a search function as well. Click here for a German to English translation.
Bollards of the World
A great list of the different types bollards used around the world. Includes images as well. I converted this into a .pdf for offline use, available here. Archived copy available here (Wayback).
An interactive map that displays the locations of Orthodox churches and temples from all over the world.
CCD School Map
An interactive map of schools, colleges and universities in the U.S.
An excellent visual reference database of utility poles, bollards, license plates, road signs and much more. Great resource for any GEOINT investigation.
Outdoor Activity Maps
A heat map from athletes all over the world. Shows places that are popular spots for physical activity. Data collected from Strava, map updated monthly.
Find bicyclists by name and/or location, view maps and other information about their bicycle routes.
The world's biggest bike route collection. Find cycling routes by country. Requires registration to upload your own data.
One of the largest collections of running routes on the web. Allows you to extract GPS data.
One of the largest collections of hike routes on the internet. Allows you to extract GPS data.
An open-source route planner with plenty of features for car, heavy vehicles, hiking, cycling and wheelchair.
Global map of camp grounds. Based on data from OpenStreetMap.
Geographical database covers all countries and contains over 11 million place names that are available for download free of charge.
I Know Where Your Cat Lives
A data visualization experiment that locates a sample of one million public images of cats on a world map by the latitude and longitude coordinates that is embedded in the images EXIF data.
Display building shadows on google maps for specified location and time. Calculate the azimuth and altitude of the sun.
Provides hardware, software, and services to create and share high-resolution, interactive gigapixel panoramic images.
Speed Camera DB
A worldwide interactive map of speed cameras and speed traps.
CIA World Fact Book
Provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.