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subject description and guidelines

  • Cartographic materials are maps, atlases and other representations of geospatial data, produced by the Federal Government, foreign governments as well as private entities. Because of the varied informational needs that are to be met by the map collection, a wide variety of materials are acquired, both domestic and foreign, including maps, atlases, digital geospatial data and cartographic reference books in a variety of formats. In recent years, the importance of digital geospatial data has increased, both in terms of online availability and digital hard copy production.


  • Cartographic materials are acquired to serve the general cartographic requirements of the University community. The collection provides teaching and research materials for graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public. Our primary users come from the fields of architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, natural resources, history, and area studies.