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Maps and Geospatial Information: Home

This is the guide to the Library's Map Collection, and information regarding Geospatial Information.


Black Lives Matter & the Legacy of Systemic Racism


Map of Black Lives Matter protest             Map of public symbols of the Confederacy


Coronavirus COVID-19 maps & visuals


Coronavirus COVID-19 story map I  Coronavirus COVID-19 story map II    Coronavirus COVID-19 graphic explanation    COVID-19 chart

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  1. A story map created by Johns Hopkins University & updated several times a day.
  2. A story map created by Esri and updated daily.
  3. A graphic created by the South China Morning Post which explains how the disease is being treated.
  4. Esri GIS Hub of COVID-19 related sites. 
  5. COVID-19 in the U.S. and Canada. 

Images of Denver International Airport (DIA) from March 7 and March 24, 2020.

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     Historic Aerial Photography

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Index to paper geologic maps at the Arthur Lakes Library


What's this all about

This guide will introduce you to library resources regarding maps, and geospatial information, including GIS data.

Use the tabs above to navigate through the following pages of the guide:

  • Topographic maps -- resources for topographic maps (paper, scanned, digital)
  • Geologic maps -- resources for geologic maps (paper, scanned, digital)
  • Mining maps -- resources for mining maps (paper, scanned, digital)
  • Aerial photographs -- resources for aerial photographs (paper, scanned, digital)
  • Scanned maps -- links to important scanned map collections
  • Buy maps -- where to buy maps locally and online
  • Map organizations -- links to important map organizations, and map libraries throughout the world
  • GIS data -- digital data that maybe used in a Geographic Information Service (GIS)
  • Maps by U.S. government agencies -- links to a variety of websites that contain maps, and mapping data produced by various federal agencies
  • Map tools for librarians -- information about tools for librarians developed at the Arthur Lakes Library, and links to tools useful to other librarians
  • About the Map Collection -- fun facts about the Map Collection

Map & GIS Librarian and Academic Outreach Coordinator