Maps and Other Cartographic Materials Collection Description

The collection is maintained by the Map & Geography Library.

The Map collection supports the curriculum and research needs of programs in the Departments of Geography, Geology, and Landscape Architecture. Many other programs, such as Commerce, History, and Urban and Regional Planning also make extensive use of the cartographic holdings. The Map collection consists of 350,000 maps, 145,000 aerial photographs, 2,700 atlases, 7 globes, 6,000 microfiche, 13,000 volumes, and 700 serial titles. Most of the collection resides in the Map & Geography Library, although the Geology Library houses 50,000 maps. Recognized as one of the nation’s largest collections of cartographic materials, the collection is the only academic affiliate to the National Cartographic Information Center.

Version Date: April, 2005