The Kirkpatrick Library houses several
map collections. These include the USGS:
Below are descriptions of these collections
along with links to gazetteers and
other useful information on the Internet. You will
also find here links to teaching resources
and news about maps.
Strategies for Finding Maps in JCKL
General Maps--Use Times Atlas of the World, Britannica
Atlas, and MacMillen Centennial Atlas
of the World (Reference Atlas Stands).
Other atlases are located in Reference and
the Circulating collections at G 1001 to G
Larger Maps--Rand McNally Commercial Atlas and
Marketing Guide and the National Atlas
of the United States of America (Reference
Subject Oriented Maps--Examples: earthquakes,
women's issues, languages, agriculture, etc.
Maps of individual countries--CIA maps, located
in Government Documents at PREX 3.10/4:
Outline maps--Maps of File (Reference
Atlas Stands) and State Maps on File (REF
G1200 F3 1984)
Sheet Maps--These include a series called variously "quadrangle," "topographic," or "7.5
minute" maps. We do not have complete coverage
of the United States. These are organized alphabetically
by the state, then by the quadrangle name. Use
the green index booklets to locate the quadrangle
National Geographic Maps--These are generally
thematic maps originally received with an issue
of the National Geographic Magazine. They
are organized by LC Call Number order and are
filed in the map collection.
Defense Mapping Agency and Army Map Service
Maps--They are arranged by the American Geographical
Society classification system. Use the index
(on the map cases). Most of these maps date from
the 1940s to the 1960s and were created by the
U.S. Department of Defense. Most of these maps
cover areas in France, Germany, Japan, parts
of Southeast Asia, and north Africa. These maps
are currently located in storage and available
to view by appointment.
USGS Map Resources
About USGS Maps
Online USGS Maps
Digital Raster Graphics online Organized
by state. Missouri's maps are available from
Spatial Data Information Service
Find 1:100,000, 1:25,000, and 1:24,000 scale
maps for the continental United States. Search
by place name.
to aerial photographs, topographic maps, USGS
Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles (DOQ), and more.
Elevation Data--GTOPO30, a global digital
elevation model (DEM) with a horizontal grid
spacing of 30 arc seconds (approximately
Science Information Center. Map information
and Order USGS Maps Online--7.5 minute topographic
maps for all states. Search by place name and
zip code, or click on a map.
web-based collection of natural hazards, and
supporting data, including the WebGIS Atlas
and the Hazards Data Exchange. Mapped hazards
include floods, tornadoes, hail, earthquakes,
high winds, land subsidence, landslides, cyclones,
tsunamis, and other events.
aerial photographs. Those covering the United
States are courtesy of the USGS. Lets you "fly" across
the country digitally.
Dealers in Missouri | Ordering
Maps from USGS | Map
Programs in Missouri
and Distances in the United States--Includes
lists of , 50 Largest Cities, Highest and Lowest
places, Summits (Over 14,000 Feet, Summits
East of Rocky Mountains, Geographic Centers),
Distances (From Extreme Points to Geographic
Centers, Extreme Distances), and Lengths of
High Altitude Photography and National Aerial
Photography Program--Not available in our
library or online, but this site provides information
for identifying and acquiring them.
Response--from the USGS Rocky Mountain
Mapping Center. Maps that have assisted wildfire
Defense Mapping Agency
Imagery and Mapping Agency
Nautical Charts--Nautical charts are organized
in our collection using the US Geographical Society
classification system. They are filed with a
variety of other maps in the classified map collection.
Info--Provides digital imagery of the earth
as well as vector maps and raster maps.
map catalogs--includes aeronautical and
nautical map products
Census Bureau Maps
- CIA maps are unclassified maps created by the
CIA. They often include political boundaries, place
names, and physical features. Some may include
social characteristics of the population, like
language spoken, religion, or ethnic identity.
available online, a service created by
the University of Texas, Austin, Library
and Discovery--This category documents
the discovery and exploration of the Americas
with both manuscripts and published maps.
War Maps--The Civil War Map collection
of the Geography and Map Division consists
of reconnaissance, sketch, coastal, and theater-of-war
maps which depict troop activities and fortifications
during the Civil War.
Rumsey Collection--a searchable collection
of digitized historical cartographic resources.
Their focus is 18th and 18th Century North
and South American cartographic materials.
View using either a Browser or a (Java Client
available on their site).
the National Parks--The Mapping the National
Parks collection documents the history, cultural
aspects and geological formations of areas
that eventually became National Parks.
of Liberia, 1830-1870--This collection
of Liberia maps includes twenty examples from
the American Colonization Society (ACS), organized
in 1817 to resettle free black Americans in
U.S. Atlas--includes state maps, county
maps, and city & town data
Maps, 1847-1929--Depict U.S. and Canadian
cities and towns during the late nineteenth
and early twentieth centuries. Also called
bird's-eye views, perspective maps, and aero
views, panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations
of cities portrayed as if viewed from above
at an oblique angle. Although not generally
drawn to scale, they show street patterns,
individual buildings, and major landscape features
Maps, 1829-1900--Included in this collection
are maps depicting progress report surveys
for individual lines, official government surveys,
promotional maps, maps showing land grants
and rights-of-way, and route guides published
by commercial firms.
Maps of the United States--The Perry-Casta–eda
Library Map Collection, The University of Texas
of Congress Map Collections, 1544-2004
Ancient Mediterranean--IAM is an atlas
of the ancient (Mediterranean) world. It provides
maps in both pdf and html formats. To view
the pdf files, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader,
available free here.
Project at Tufts University. This project
gathers information together, both text and
images, describing Ancient and Classical Greece,
from about 1200 to 323 B.C.
for Topographic Information, Natural Resources,
Canada--raster representation of part of the
contents of the National Topographic Data Base
(NTDB) at the 1:250 000 scale for all of Canada
to online international maps Produced by
Penn State University Libraries.
Missouri Maps and Atlases
Other Online Maps
Interactive resource for mapping environmental
information, including drinking water, toxic
and air releases, hazardous waste, water discharge
permits, and Superfund sites.
E-maps allows users to search databases
from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
for detailed information about specific toxic
waste sites and other environmental hazards.
Search by zip code, city, state, or address.
GIS Data Meredith Williams, GIS Specialist,
Branner Earth Science Library, Stanford University
Names Information System--USGS site listing
several location finder tools and gazetteers
Names Server--The GEOnet Names Server (GNS)
provides access to the National Imagery and
Mapping Agency's (NIMA) database of foreign
geographic feature names. Approximately 20,000
of the database's 3.5 million features are
updated monthly with names information approved
by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (US BGN).
Gazetteer--From the U.S.
Census Bureau. This gazetteer is used to
identify places to view with the Tiger Map
Server and obtain census data from the 1990
Census Lookup server. You can search for places,
counties or MCDs by entering the name and state
abbreviation (optional), or 5-digit zip code.
Surf Your Watershed--Search for watershed
information by zip code, place names, stream
Teaching and Reference Resources
Making, National Atlas of Canada
Materials from the U.S. Geological Survey--Includes
Teaching Packets, Paper Models, Posters/Maps,
Booklets, Fact Sheets, World Wide Web Sites,
for Schools, Produced by ESRI, publisher
of GIS software
Dictionary Association for Geographic Information
and the University Of Edinburgh Department
File Formats--Brief descriptions. From
Kits--Tau Rho Alpha's Paper Models
101, Canadian topographic maps
Mapping Program Publications--A great collection
Materials, Booklets, Bulletins/Open-File
Reports, and Leaflets
and Posters from the USGS.
Library of Congress Map
Crime: Principle and Practice--from the
National Institute of Justice, 1999.
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