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Maps &. Atlases. SJSU King Library. Online Reference. Tool. Diana Elledge Nutter Libr 210 March 01, 2010 Bibliographic Reference Instruction. What Are Maps & Atlases?. Maps: Visual representations of data within a geographic area or within a spatial boundary

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Maps &

Atlases

SJSU King Library

Online Reference

Tool

Diana Elledge Nutter

Libr 210

March 01, 2010

Bibliographic Reference Instruction


What are maps atlases
What Are Maps & Atlases?

  • Maps: Visual representations of data within a geographic area or within a spatial boundary

  • Atlases: A series of maps organized underneath a common theme


Maps atlases as reference tools
Maps & Atlases as Reference Tools

  • Discover specific geographic data

  • Correlate information according to its spatial relationship

  • Historical Reference

    • Reference the political boundaries & statistical data at a point in time

    • Reference the contemporary geographic understanding at a point in time


Online resources
Online Resources

  • American Memory Map Collections

  • David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

  • National Geographic MapMachine

  • USGS National Map

  • Sanborn Maps

  • U.S. Census Bureau Maps and Cartographic Resources


Examples of resource contents
Examples of Resource Contents

  • Digitalized Indexes of Historical Collections

  • Atlases by Region or Political Boundaries

  • Maritime Maps and Celestial Charts

  • USGS National Map

  • Cultural Demographics

  • U.S. Census Bureau Data and USGS Topographical Maps


David rumsey map collection
David Rumsey Map Collection

  • 150,000 Maps, 21,000 Digitized

  • High-Res Scans, Digital Recreations

  • Funded by Cartography Associates

  • Focuses on 18th/19th Century & North and South American Prints

  • Free, Open for Public Viewing


How to use the collection

David Rumsey Collection (cont.)

How To Use The Collection

  • Search: Keyword, Location, Type, Cartographer, Publisher, Date

  • Browse: Who / What / Where / When

  • Collections & Media Groups

  • Viewers: Luna / Google Earth & Maps 2D & 3D GIS / Java Client / Second Life

  • Download under Creative Commons

  • Free (with prints sold)


Usgs national map
USGS National Map

  • Interactive geospatial information engine (what does that mean?)

  • Uses orthoimagery, elevation, locations, boundaries, and structures

  • Displays real time / historical overlays

  • Recreation / construction / scientific analysis / emergency response

  • USGS / State & Federal Partners


How to use the collection1

USGS National Map (cont.)

How To Use The Collection

  • Search: Index of Locations & Cities, Monuments, Political Boundaries

  • Browse: Points of Interest, Geo Locate

  • Overlays: Government Data / Custom

  • Viewers: Interactive Beta Viewer / Toggle Map Types / 3D Maps

  • Download Data / Topographical Maps

  • Free basic use / Premium Services


References
References

  • David Rumsey Historical Map Collection (2010) Retrieved February 21, 2010 from

    http://www.davidrumsey.com/about

  • David Rumsey Collection: View the Collection (2010) Retrieved February 21, 2010 from

    http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/all?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No% 2CSeries_No

  • Luna Commons (2010) Retrieved February 21, 2010 from

    http://www.lunaimaging.com/community/index.html

  • Maps and Atlases - Online Reference Tools (n.d.) Retrieved February 16, 2010 from

    http://libguides.sjsu.edu/content.php?pid=57995&sid=441684

  • The National Map (2010) Retrieved February 23, 2010 from

    http://nationalmap.gov/

  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure -- Federal Geographic Data Committee (2010) Retrieved February 23, 2010 from

    http://www.fgdc.gov/nsdi/nsdi.html


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