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Geography Resource Guide

Your guide to resources in Geography.

Digital maps

MAPS - Local and US

MAPS - Global

MAPS - Historic

  • Broer Map Library Online Historical Maps -The Broer Map Library is an organization aimed at providing libraries and other organizations access to a large online map collection.
  • National Maritime Museum Collections Online -The National Maritime Museum collections contain more than 100,000 sea charts and maps dating from the medieval period to the present day.
  • Historic Cities - This site contains maps, literature, historic documents and other relevant materials pertaining to the past, present, and future of historic cities.  Created by the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, The Jewish National and University Library, and the Shapell digitization project. 
  • World Digital Library - A project of the US Library of Congress and the United Nations, makes available significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.

USGS historic map collection

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has publicly released more than 161,000 digitally scanned historical maps spanning in excess of 130 years and covering the conterminous lower 48 states.

http://nationalmap.gov/historical

Physical Map Collection

  • There are over 250,000 maps in the print collection!

  • The collection focus/strengths are:

    • USGS topographic maps

    • USGS geologic maps

    • Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana survey maps

Interested in creating your own map?

Try these mapping and data sources:

Need to reproduce a print map?

The Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library (240 Braunstein Hall) can help.  We have

  • a black and white map copier (up to 3' wide, any length)
  • a map scanner
  • a light table

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