1. Aerial Maps
The online maps I use most often when scouting digitally are aerial imagery from Google Maps and Google Earth. Both of these tools allow you to clearly see a bird's eye view of your hunting properties, which showcase the cover, crops, water sources, trails and even, to a degree, the topography. Google Earth is the better option of the two if you're interested in topography, because it creates a 3D rendering of the terrain and allows you to zoom in and change your perspective from different viewpoints. In addition to Google Maps and Earth, Bing Maps offers some solid aerial imagery with slightly different, more angled views.