Looking for a Santa Cruz map? There are all kinds of maps: street maps, zoning maps, district maps, aerial maps, topographical maps…the list goes on and on! There are many web sites on the Internet offering different kinds of maps of Santa Cruz County. Check it out!
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL MAPPING SERVICES
- Google Maps – incredible street, aerial, and hybrid maps.
- MapQuest: A link to MapQuest’s URL for Santa Cruz county.
- Yahoo Maps: Similar to MapQuest, often the most reliable Santa Cruz Map
- MSN Maps: Similar to Yahoo and MapQuest!
- Windows Live Local: Microsoft’s Answer to Google Maps. A pretty good answer!
- Microsoft’s Terra Server: get an aerial view of anywhere in the world, including Santa Cruz.
CALIFORNIA MAPPING SERVICES
- CERES Geographic Information: California Environmental Resources Evaluation System has a bunch of maps.
- California Coastline: an aerial photographic map of the California coast line!
SANTA CRUZ SPECIFIC MAPS
Santa Cruz Assessor’s Map Book: The Santa Cruz County Assessor assigns every parcel of real estate an “Assessor’s Parcel Number” (APN). This number is in the format 000-000-00. The first 000 is the Map Book Number, the second 000 is the Page and Block number, and the 00 refers to the individual parcel number. A Parcel Number of 063-132-15 would be called “Map Book 63, Page 13, Block 2, Parcel 15.” Using the link, you can download a PDF document showing the which Map Book covers any area of the county. In the example APN 063-132-15, you can tell from the map that the parcel is in Bonny Doon.
Santa Cruz County GIS Web Site: an awesome tool for finding learning many things about any piece of property in Santa Cruz County. Requires the Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN).
Santa Cruz County Recorded Map Index: Works just like the GIS web site, above, only it has a few different maps. It shows, in particular, parcels which have a recorded survey, which you can then get from the Santa Cruz Surveyor’s office. This site also has really great topographical maps, better than which can be found on the GIS web site.
UCSC Library Map Room: one of the best sources for maps in all of Santa Cruz County!
UC Santa Cruz Map: A map just of the Univeristy of California campus.
Santa Cruz County Toxic Release Map: Where is the toxic waste located in Santa Cruz county? This map can help you find out.
Cellular Telephone site map: Where are the cell towers located in Santa Cruz county? Use this map to see!
Santa Cruz County Voting District Map: Where are the voting district lines drawn? See if you’ve been gerrymandered!
Harbor Area Maps: A few maps of the Harbor area.
Census Maps: Tract and Block Cenus Maps from the year 2000, courtesy of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
Soil Maps: Get the dirt on the dirt of Santa Cruz County!
Wine Map: where the wineries are in the Santa Cruz Area.
Santa Cruz Water District Map: A map showing the City of Santa Cruz Water District.
Local Agency Formation Commission: these folks have all kinds of maps for the county: water, fire zones, cities, sanitation districts, etc.
The Barclay Map for Santa Cruz County is the professional map used by Realtors in Santa Cruz County. Not sold in stores – you can buy it on-line, and it’s also available at the Santa Cruz County Association of Realtors, on Main Street in Soquel. There is no better overall Santa Cruz Map available in print.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY MAPS
Santa Clara County Planning Department Map Site: A GIS System for Santa Clara County.