Go to a good book store (if you can find one still in business) and purchase a good road map, preferably one that is spiral bound with 100 or so pages. These maps may have to be ordered. For rural areas consult country specific topographic maps. In Norway I get detailed maps from the Norwegian map making division, which is just like the US Geographic Survey and I suspect that every country has such a division. Contact groups like, the Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota, for ideas, you may be supprised at the number of old maps they have accumulated over the years. I also scan paper maps into my computer and using software place electronic pins on places they live.