Global Gazetteer of the American Revolution



  • Google Google Earth, free.
    • If you have Google Earth installed on your computer, clicking on the link following should result in your being able to view and manipulate a global map showing all the current locations listed in the Global Gazetteer.
    • In addition, by clicking on a location marker, you will see some minimal information about the site (or "Incomplete", if such information has not been entered). Clicking twice will zoom you to the location.
    • On the sidebar, it is helpful to expand the "Waypoints" to show all the locations plotted. Double-clicking on a location name will zoom you to the location.
    • On the sidebar, it is suggested that you turn off all layers except borders and labels to reduce map clutter.
    • On the sidebar, you may close the "Search" and "Layers" sections by clicking on their bars. This allows you to see a long list of our locations.
    • When all the locations are displayed, you can use Control-F search to find any location in the listing (powerful).
    • There is additional information provided for many locations, including links to individual webpages for each location.
      • Clicking once on the location "link" in the waypoint list in the side panel or on a location marker will display the data currently entered for the location, will provide a link to the location's individual webpage), and will show initials for the one credited with submitting the location.
        Location webpages are now provided for all locations.
      • Clicking twice on the location in the waypoint list in the side panel or on the location marker will zoom to the location.
      • Clicking on a marker will display an information "bubble" for the location. Clicking on "Web link" will load an individual webpage for the location, many providing terse info about the site. Driving directions to a location can be obtained by clicking on its Google map (provided for most locations). These could be useful in some cases for land areas, dependent upon the accuracy of the location plotted (confidence of 3 or high.
    • One limitation of Google Earth is that you are largely limited to a background of aerial photographs.
    • Click this link to access GG in Google Earth: gg031413.kmz

      This file was created with one of the great file creation utilities provided by GPS Visualizer GPS Visualizer.


  • Google Google Map with locations plotted and listed. Includes "View in Google Earth" option.
    • Click above link or that at bottom (after reading these tips).
    • Most location markers (yellow square) are not visible until zoomed in about half-way.
    • Click on square yellow marker (either in site listing or on map) to see terse description (if available) and to access location webpage.
    • Ways to search: Wait until all locations are loaded. Use Control-F or Edit, Find, to find site name in the left panel listing of sites.
    • To view a site: (1)Zoom in about two-thirds, (2)Click on site name
    • To get driving directions to/from a site (where feasible): Right click on marker. This is not recommended for those having confidence of less than 3 (as found on location webpage and on alpha listings in Global Gazetteer.
    • View Large Map

  • Excel Data for above maps.. May be opened with Notepad or other text editor to retain .csv format expected by GPSVisualizer. It also may be saved out as such from Excel (or similar spreadsheet s/w.)

  • Google Google Map to go to location you specify, with additional base maps including National Geographic.