Goad map

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Goad maps a.k.a. Goad plans or Goad atlases incorporate detailed street maps including individual buildings and their uses.

The maps are named for Charles E. Goad who first produced such things for Fire Insurance companies.[1][2]

Charles Goad was a Civil Engineer who practised in Toronto, Ontario and London, and elsewhere. His major business was the creation of detailed street maps for the inner areas of industrial cities, often as a client of insurance companies. He also produced other larger-area maps e.g. for Ontario.


  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120330074911/http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/freefun/geofacts/geo1158.html. Archived from the original on March 30, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Fire Insurance and Shopping Centre plans". Bl.uk. 2003-11-30. Retrieved 2013-10-03.

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Other sources[edit]

  • Rowley, Gwyn, (1984) British fire insurance plans. Goad
  • Rowley, Gwyn and Shepherd, Peter, (1976) 'A source of elementary, spatial data for town centre research in Britain'. Area8 3, 201-208.
  • A catalogue of fire insurance plans published by Chas E. Goad 1878-1970. Part A 'British Isles'. Part B 'Foreign'. Goad, 1984.