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Online Maps & Geographic Resources Kathryn Lage Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library ITS Brown Bag Seminar November 8, 2006 Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library 303-492-7578 maplib@colorado.edu Located in the Benson Earth Sciences Building.

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online maps geographic resources

Online Maps & Geographic Resources

Kathryn Lage

Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library

ITS Brown Bag Seminar

November 8, 2006

jerry crail johnson earth sciences and map library
Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library

303-492-7578

maplib@colorado.edu

  • Located in the Benson Earth Sciences Building.
  • Earth sciences collection of 45,000 volumes and 350 current journals covering subjects such as geology, remote-sensing, paleontology, and tectonics, and geographic information systems.
  • Traditional map collection of about 200,000 maps and a growing collection of digital data.
map library web page
Map Library Web Page
  • http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/map/
    • New acquisitions in the Map Library
    • Research guides and presentations
    • Aerial Photographs of Colorado
    • Web resources
      • 200+ links to web sites with online maps, geographic information, and digital data sources
the biggies reference maps current events
The Biggies: Reference Maps & Current Events
  • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, UT Austin
    • Maps of current interest, Current reference maps, thematic maps, and historical maps. Good list of links to other maps sites.
  • Terraserver-USA
    • Topographic maps and aerial photographs of the United States
  • The National Atlas
    • Printable maps
    • Interactive maps (Dynamic Maps)
    • Customizable maps (Map Maker)
    • Download raw data
your local government through maps
Your Local Government through Maps
  • Planning, Parks & Recreation, Zoning & Flood Maps, etc
    • Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), Counties, and Cities
    • Examples
      • City of Boulder
        • Open Space & Mountain Parks
        • E-maps
      • County of Boulder
        • Property Maps Online
        • Land Use Maps
the biggies historical maps
The Biggies: Historical Maps
  • Library of Congress American Memory Map Collections
    • 10 collections of mostly historical maps: Civil War Maps, maps of national parks, panoramic maps, and more
  • David Rumsey Map Collection
    • Large collection of historical maps from the 18th and 19th centuries.
gazetteers
Gazetteers
  • Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) & GeoNET GNIS (Geographic Names Information System)
    • Foreign and U.S. place names
    • http://geonames.usgs.gov/
    • Mapping Services
      • Google maps
      • TopoZone/Terraserver-USA
      • Census Maps
      • EPA Find Your Watershed
exploring with maps
Exploring with Maps
  • Road Maps & More
    • MapQuest
    • Yahoo Maps
    • Google Local
  • Google Earth
introductions to map resources reference tools
Introductions to Map Resources & Reference Tools
  • Zoom Into Maps from the Library of Congress
    • Explore different types of maps and map uses, using Library of Congress digitized collections.
  • Maps citation guides, cartographic tools, and map skills sites
  • Outline Maps
    • Print out (for educational use) blank maps of continents, countries, states, and counties.
general search techniques
General Search Techniques
  • University Library Resources
      • Chinook
      • Full Text Databases: GeoScience World, ARTstor, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, ECCO
      • Map Library Links & Web Resources
  • Oddens’ Bookmarks
  • Google Images
  • Ask a Librarian!