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Maps and Geospatial Information

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


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)
  • Cool maps -- links to fun maps from around the web
  • 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


The latest events about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Includes links out videos & social posts.

Eyes on Russia Map

Eyes on Russia map



Mapping the legacy of systemic racism

Mapping systemic racism in Jefferson County, Colorado

Video copy of "Race-based real estate developments in Jefferson County, Colorado" presentation

If you were unable to attend the live session, the video of the presentation, “Race-based real estate developments in Jefferson County, Colorado” is now online.  The presentation itself is 35 minutes long, plus additional time for Q&A.   Please let me know if you have any questions or if you are interested in helping with this project.


Air photo tutorial 2.0

Discover how to use air photos to find clues from the past to understand the present.  This FREE 30-minute tutorial will change the way you look at the world.

Air photo 

Love puzzles & want a challenge? — Take some of the 43 quizzes!  Already know a lot about aerial photographs?  PROVE IT by taking the quizzes.


Coronavirus COVID-19 maps & visuals


#1 Coronavirus COVID-19 story map I     #2 COVID-19 chart


  1. A story map created by Johns Hopkins University & updated several times a day. 
  2. COVID-19 in the U.S. and Canada