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The Mysterious World of US Government Maps An Introduction to Paper and Digital maps in the FDLP Christopher J.J. Thiry & Kathryn Lage Five State Government Documents Conference August 3, 2006 National Atlas of the United States of America 1970 Every library should own.

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the mysterious world of us government maps

The Mysterious World of US Government Maps

An Introduction to Paper and Digital maps in the FDLP

Christopher J.J. Thiry & Kathryn Lage

Five State Government Documents Conference

August 3, 2006

national atlas sheets i 19 111
National Atlas Sheets (I 19.111)
  • Some plates from 1970 Atlas.
  • Most new sheets available on web, but some printed.
  • Libraries should get if they have cabinets.
us geological survey usgs state maps i 19 102
US Geological Survey (USGS) State Maps (I 19.102/)
  • Excellent base maps.
  • Can be plain, with topography, or with shaded relief.
usgs topos i 19 81 i 19 110
USGS Topos (I 19.81, I 19.110)
  • Excellent for historical research.
  • Some sheets up-to-date, others over 50 years old.
  • Different scales.
  • Complete coverage of the US.
  • Good to own maps of your library’s city and county--$6 each.
castle rock topos
Castle Rock Topos
  • 1:500,000 1980
  • 1:250,000 1978
  • 1:125,000 1898
  • 1:125,000 1913
castle rock topos7
Castle Rock Topos
  • 1:100,000 1983
  • 1:62,500 1945
  • 1:50,000 1976
castle rock topos8
Castle Rock Topos
  • 1:24,000 1965
  • 1:24,000 1971
  • 1:24,000 1980
  • 1:24,000 1994
usgs national parks maps i 19 106
USGS National Parks Maps (I 19.106)
  • Most out-of-date.
  • Show topography and often shaded relief.
national park service maps nps i 29 6 i 29 8 i 29 21 i 29 39
National Park Service Maps (NPS) (I 29.6/, I 29.8, I 29.21, I 29.39)
  • Black boarder.
  • Given away at park entrances.
national forest service nfs a 13 13 a 13 28 a 13 36
National Forest Service (NFS) (A 13.13, A 13.28, A 13.36)
  • Up-to-date.
  • Shows roads, camping, trails.
bureau of land management blm i 53 7 2 i 53 11
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) (I 53.7/2, I 53.11)
  • Similar to Forest Service.
  • Surface and Mineral Management maps immediately obsolete.
ams dma nima nga
AMS/DMA/NIMA/NGA
  • World coverage.
  • Most date from WWII and immediately after.
  • Good for finding old names of cities in Europe.
tpc tactical pilot chart d 5 354
TPC (Tactical Pilot Chart) (D 5.354)
  • 1:500,000 world-wide, topographic coverage.
  • None have come through the FDLP in years.
sectional aeronautical td 4 79 11
Sectional Aeronautical (TD 4.79/11)
  • 1:500,000 USA.
  • Updated and distributed twice a year.
noaa dma nima nautical charts c 55 440 td 4 82
NOAA, DMA/NIMA Nautical Charts (C 55.440, TD 4.82)
  • USA and worldwide coverage.
  • Not all issued/released.
cia prex 3 10 4
CIA (PrEx 3.10/4)
  • Excellent for displays or reports.
  • Very simple.
  • Some very current.
firm flood insurance rate map hh 10 9 2
FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Map) (HH 10.9/2)
  • Shows flood prone areas.
  • Most out-of-date.
  • Newer ones online.
soil surveys a 57 38
Soil Surveys (A 57.38)
  • Not all of the US done—most of the mountainous regions skipped.
  • Soil types on top of aerial photographs.
slide21

USGS Thematic Maps—(I 19.85:C), (I 19.89:HA, (I 19.91:I), (I 19.87:GP), (I 19.88:GQ), (I 19.113:MF), (I 19.90:MR), (I 19.92:OC), (I 19.93:OM), (I 19.91/3:SIM)

  • All discontinued except SIM (paper), and MF (digital).
  • Usually show geology and usually show USA.
  • Not all of the US mapped geologically.
  • Some mapping of Pakistan (satellite),

other planets and the moon.

usgs geologic atlas i 19 5
USGS Geologic Atlas (I 19.5/)
  • Covers only parts of the country—mostly mining areas.
  • Most about 100 years old.
  • Collectors’ items.
open file reports ofr i 19 76
Open-File Reports (OFR) (I 19.76)
  • Most have maps.
  • Most show geology.
  • Blueline copies—print-on-demand.
  • Most not distributed in paper form via the FDLP.
  • Some distributed from 1990-2000 in microfiche.
  • Some issued on cd-rom.
  • Most new ones available on the web—some old ones too.
census c 56 242 c 56 242 2 c 56 242 3
Census (C 56.242, C 56.242/2, C 56.242/3)
  • Variety of themes including elections and congressional districts
  • Census boundary maps are no longer printed in paper form.
cd roms
CD-ROMS
  • Almost all out-of-date and some useless
    • DOQ (Digital Orthophoto Quadrangle)
    • DRG (Digital Raster Graphic Data)
    • DLG (Digital Line Graph)
    • TIGER/Census tract street index
reference materials
Reference Materials
  • A Cartobibliography of Separately Published U.S. Geological Survey Special Maps and River Surveys
  • Map Index to Topographic Quadrangles of the United States, 1882-1940
  • World Mapping Today
  • Guide to U.S. Map Resources
  • Where Once We Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust
  • A Guide to the Cartographic Products of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)http://magert.whoi.edu/pubs.html
hi i need a map how to begin thinking about online u s government maps
Static (PDF/JPG)

Dynamic

Interactive

Customizable Maps (WebGIS)

Sites shown today:

Government hosted

Government data hosted by other organizations

Digital reproductions of paper maps

New methods of publishing cartographic information

“Hi, I need a map…”How to begin thinking about online U.S. government maps
geographic names information system gnis geonet
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) & GeoNET
  • http://geonames.usgs.gov/
  • Searchable database from the U.S. Board on Geographic Names: foreign & domestic
  • Mapping Services
    • Google maps
    • TopoZone/Terraserver-USA
    • Census Maps
    • EPA Find Your Watershed
the national atlas
The National Atlas
  • http://nationalatlas.gov
  • Printable maps
  • Interactive maps (Dynamic Maps)
  • Customizable maps (Map Maker)
  • Download raw data
  • New: Atlas of North America data
perry casta eda library map collection
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
  • http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html
  • CIA maps
  • Many other maps: news agencies, other government agencies, historical maps
the national map the nation s topographic map for the 21 st century
The National Map: The Nation’s Topographic Map for the 21st Century
  • http://nationalmap.gov/
  • “The National Map is a consistent framework for geographic knowledge needed by the Nation. It provides public access to high-quality, geospatial data and information from multiple partners to help support decision-making by resource managers and the public.”
library of congress american memory project
Library of Congress American Memory Project
  • http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
    • Civil War Maps
    • Liberia ~ Maps ~ 1830-1870
    • Maps and Cartographic Items ~ 1500-Present
    • National Parks ~ Maps
    • Panoramic Maps ~ 1847-1929
    • Railroads ~ Maps ~ 1828-1900
    • Revolutionary Era Maps ~ 1750-1789
    • World War II Military Situation Maps
american memory map collections
American Memory Map Collections
  • MrSID & JPEG2000 files
  • Need special software to download/print
u s census bureau mapping
U.S. Census Bureau Mapping
  • http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/
  • Map Products: Links to PDF maps
    • http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/CP_MapProducts.htm
    • Congressional District Maps
  • Online Mapping
    • American Fact Finder
    • TIGER Map Server
searching for u s government maps
Searching for U.S. Government Maps
  • Narrowest geographic area → broader geographic area
  • What agency might create this map or collect this data?
  • Electronic and paper: start with library catalog
  • Online
    • Geospatial One Stop: www.geodata.gov
    • Perry-Castañeda Library
    • CU-Boulder Map Library’s links (http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/map/links/links.htm)
    • Google Image Search
    • Odden’s Bookmarks (http://oddens.geog.uu.nl/index.php)
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The Mysterious World of US Government Maps

Christopher J.J. Thiry

Map Librarian

Arthur Lakes Library

Colorado School of Mines

Office: (303) 273-3697

Fax: (303) 273-3199

cthiry@mines.edu

Presentation and handout can be found at:

http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/map/class/past.htm

Katie Lage

Map Librarian

Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library

University of Colorado at Boulder

Office: (303) 735-4917

Fax: (303) 735-4879

katie.lage@colorado.edu