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Aeronautical Charts
Antique Maps
Atlases
Cartographic Curiosities
CD-ROM's
CIA Maps
Country Studies
Facsimiles
FEMA Maps
Flood Prone Maps
Gazetteers
General County Highway Maps
Geologic Maps
Globes
Historical
Land Use Maps
Literary Maps
Maps Accompanying Books
Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys
National Forest Service Maps
National Park Service Maps
National Wetlands Inventory
Nautical Maps
Ocean Floor Maps
Outline Maps
Physical Maps
Plat Directories
Political Maps
Railroad Maps
Raised Relief Maps
Reference Books
Road Maps
Sanborn Maps
Satellite Imagery
Sewer Utilities (Gainesville)
Slides
Soil Maps
SPOT Imagery
Storm Evacuation Route Maps
Tax Photo Aerials
Tax Sectional Parcels
Tide Tables
Topographic Maps
Transparencies
Uncataloged Maps
Universe Maps (Planets/ Stars)
US Geological Survey Maps
Wall Maps
Water Utilities (Gainesville)

Aerial Photography:

Photographs, generally black and white, taken of an area from an aircraft. The aircraft has a "flight line", which translates into a number. That number appears at the top of the Aerial Photograph. Other numbers that are at the top of the Aerial Photo are the date the photo was taken, and the aerial photo number. How detailed the photograph is depends on the scale of the photo, which does vary. Common scales are 1:58,000, 1:40,000, and 1:20,000. Most Aerial Photography is produced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Aerial Photgraphy is not the same as Tax Photo Aerials, the primary difference being scale. Tax Photo Aerials scales are 1:100, 1:200, and 1:300, and are printed on either mylar or blueprint. Aerial Photos can be used to identify vegetation, soil type, historic structures, location, and more. Several different years of aerial photography of the same area can record changes over time, such as water level fluctuations, land use, and urban growth. The Aerial Photography examples below show the new structures added over the years at the University of Florida. Note: The scales in the photos below vary.

1937 Campus Aerial View 1949 Campus Aerial View 1956 Campus Aerial View 1961 Campus Aerial View 1968 Campus Aerial View 1971 Campus Aerial View 1974 Campus Aerial View 1979 Campus Aerial View 1984 Campus Aerial View 1990 Campus Aerial View


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Aeronautical Charts:

Aeronautical Charts deal with flight. There are several different types of Aeronautical Charts in the Map & Imagery Library. These are: JNC (Jet Navigation Charts), ONC (Operational Navigational Charts), WAC (World Aeronautical Charts), TPC (Tactical Pilot Charts), GNC (Global Navigation Charts), and Sectional Aeronautical/ VFR Terminal Area Charts. The purpose of JNCs is to provide charts suitable for long range, high altitude, high speed navigation. The information on a JNC includes: topographic features in large cities, roads, railroads, drainage, relief, restricted areas, LIMF and VOR ranges, radio beacons, and a selection of standard broadcasting stations and aerodromes. The scale is 1:2,000,000. Relief is indicated by topographic lines, tints, and spot heights.
Jet Navigational Chart Jet Navigational Chart Jet Navigational Chart Jet Navigational Chart Jet Navigational Chart


The purpose of ONCs is to provide a standard series, covering the land areas of the world, at a size and scale convenient for navigation by moderate speed aircraft. The information on an ONC includes: topographic information on cities and towns, principal roads, railroads, distictive landmarks, drainage, relief, visual and radio aids to navigation, aerodromes, airways, restricted areas and other data. Relief is shown by contour lines, tints, and spot heights. The scale is 1:1,000,000.
Operational Navigational Chart Operational Navigational Chart Operational Navigational Chart Operational Navigational Chart Operational Navigational Chart


The purpose of WACs is the same as the ONCs. They are a standard series, 1:1,000,000 scale, covering only the land areas of the world. The information on a WAC includes: cities and towns, principal roads, railroads, distinctive landmarks, drainage, visual and radio aids to navigation, aerodromes, airways, restricted areas, obstructions, and other pertinent data. Relief is shown by spot elevations, contours, and gradient tints. These charts are published by NOAA.
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The purpose of TPCs is for use in detailed pre-flight planning and analysis. Specifics in TPCs focus on ground features significant in visual and radar, low level high speed navigation. The scale is 1:500,000. The information on a TPC includes: topographic information, principal roads, railroads, distinctive landmarks, relief, visual and radio aids to navigation, aerodromes, restricted airspace, vegetation, and other data. Relief is shown by contour lines, tints, and spot heights.
Tactical Pilot Chart Tactical Pilot Chart Tactical Pilot Chart Tactical Pilot Chart Tactical Pilot Chart


The purpose of GNCs is to provide charts suitable for aeronautical planning/ operations over long distances, and enroute navigation in long range high altitude, high speed aircraft. Scale is 1:5,000,000. The information on a GNC includes: princiapl cities and towns, drainage, primary roads and railroads, prominent culture, shaded relief augmented by tints and spot elevations, radio aids to navigation, and aerodrome and restricted areas.
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The purpose of Sectional Aeronautical/ VFR Terminal Area Charts is for the visual navigation of slow/ medium speed aircraft. Scales are 1:500,000 and 1:250,000. The information on a Sectional Aeronautical/ VFR Terminal Area Chart includes: relief, populated places, drainage, railroads, roads, distinctive landmarks, visual and radio aids to navigation, aerodromes, controlled airspace, restricted areas, obstrucitons, and related data. Relief is depicted by shading, tints, and contour lines. VFR terminal Area Charts depict the "terminal control area" which provides for control of all aircraft within that area. These maps are published by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association), and cover only the United States.
Sectional Aeronautical Chart Sectional Aeronautical Chart Sectional Aeronautical Chart Sectional Aeronautical Chart Sectional Aeronautical Chart


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Antique Maps:

Antique maps, in the Map & Imagery Library, are original maps that were produced before 1926. These maps cover many areas of the world, including, but not limited to: Florida, the Holy Lands, Latin America, and Africa. The oldest antique map in the Map & Imagery Library is 1492. Antique maps are useful when attempting to find locations that no longer exist, or as an insight into what the mapmaker and his culture thought of the world around them.
Antique Florida Page Holy Lands Page Latin America Page Antique Africa Page


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Atlases:

A bound collection of tables, charts, plates, or maps, on any subject. Atlases are not just about the physical and political characteristics of the earth. There are Atlases on wine, railroads, history, UFO sightings, and more.

Atlases Atlases Oversized Atlases Oversized Atlases


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Cartographic Curiosities:

Cartographic odds and ends that are unique in either appearance, application, or both.

Nested Globes Multi-sized Globes Decorative Globes Magnet States Pens, pencil, pencil sharpeners, candle, rubber stamps, puzzel, coaster, yo-yo, etc...


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CD-ROM's:

Compact Disk Read Only Memory.

CD-ROMs CD-ROMs CD-ROMs CD-ROMs CD-ROMs


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CIA Maps:

Non-copyrighted, generalized maps of every country in the world. Produced by the Central Intelligence Agency. Most of the maps are 8 1/2 X 11 inches in size, though some larger copies are available. Frequently, a minimum of two different maps are available for the same region for each new set. One is a base-map, showing the outline of the country, major cities, and major highways. The second map shows the relief of the region by shading. Special topics maps may also be published on the same area.

Political CIA Map of Africa Physical CIA Map of Africa CIA Map of Egypt CIA Map of the United States CIA Map of the World


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Country Studies:

Country Studies are a "area handbook series" covering many countries of the world. Each country is a separate volume. These reference books are prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. Topics that may be covered are: politics, economics, social structure, and national security systems and institutions. The authors seek to provide a basic understanding of the observed society. Particular attention is devoted to the people who make up the society.

Country Studies Country Studies Country Studies


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Facsimiles:

Modern day reproductions of an antique map.

Florida Facimilie Florida Facimilie Florida Facimilie Florida Facimilie Florida Facimilie


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FEMA Maps:

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) produces FIRMs (Flood Insurance Rate Maps). Floodplain boundaries show the limits of the 100 and 500 year floodplains. FIRMs take into account local hydrology, topography, precipitation, and flood protection measures when showing flood risks.

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Flood Prone Maps:

The areas designated on a Flood Prone map are those that have a 1 chance in 100 of being flooded in any year. Flood Prones are not put together by use of detailed surveys. They are instead taken from information on past floods. Flood Prone maps do not take into account flood control measures, except where the effects of those measures have been evaluated.

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Gazetteers:

There are two main types of Gazetteers. The first type is a detailed roadmap/ travel guide. Information that may be included in these gazetteers are: roads, topography, place name index, recreation areas, historic sites, attracitons, trails, campgrounds, fishing, etc.... Detailed streetmaps may be included for major cities.

Map Gazetteer Map Gazetteer


The second type of gazetteer associates geographic names with longitude and latitude. These gazetteers may also have another column of information indicating whether the place that is named is a stream, reservoir, hill, cemetery, monastery, island, populated place, etc.... References to a corresponding map may also be made. Gazetteers rarely have graphic/ map information in them at all. They are almost exclusively text.

Place-name Gazetteer Place-name Gazetteer


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General County Highway Maps:

A county-wide map that shows all of the roads, except within city limits. The maps are compiled from USGS quadrangle maps, aerial photography, road inventory surveys, and other map data. Railroads, lakes, and rivers are also depicted. Other information that may be given is: parks, boat ramps, post offices, schools, cemetarys, etc.. Township, range, and section information, along with longitude and latitude are also given.

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Geologic Maps:

Geological maps can cover any one of many different topics. Geological maps may cover oil and gas exploration, mineral deposits, bedrock, fault lines, erosion, volcanoes, and more. A very general description would be any map that deals with the history/ physical qualities of the earth.

Geologic Map Geologic Map Geologic Map Geologic Map Geologic Map


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Globes:

A 3-D, round representation of the earth, or a similar subject (planets, stars).

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Historical:

Any map/ resource which depicts a past event or circumstance. These materials may not be "antique maps", though they may show something hundreds of years in the past.

Historical Map Historical Map Historical Map Historical Map Historical Map


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Land Use Maps:

A map which shows the use of the land, whether it be for urban development or wildlife preservation.

Land Use Map Land Use Map Land Use Map Land Use Map Land Use Map


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Literary Maps:

A map that is based upon a book or many books. The places or events depicted may not be real.

Literary Map Literary Map Literary Map Literary Map Literary Map


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Maps Accompanying Books:

Any map in the Map & Imagery Library that has an accompanying book. Map and books are kept in separate areas because they are stored differently, though they will both have the same call number. Maps Accompanying Books are the same as any other map, except for the additional text, and being kept separate from other maps.

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Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys:

Aerial photography printed as blueprints at the 1:24,000 scale. They are of the same size as USGS topographic maps. The photography was done in 1972-73.

Mark Hurd Aerial Survey Map Mark Hurd Aerial Survey Map Mark Hurd Aerial Survey Map Mark Hurd Aerial Survey Map Mark Hurd Aerial Survey Map


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National Forest Service Maps:

National Forest Service maps show the area covered by a particular National Forest. It also gives information on: recreation facilities, camping areas, trails, roads, restrictions, etc.. There may also be extenxive text information/ instrucions on the back of the map. Township, range, and section, longitude and latitude, and location of the park within the state are also given by National Forest Service Maps.

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National Park Service Maps:

National Park Service maps show the area covered by a particular National Park. Other information may be added to the base map, such as recreation facilities or trails. Text information is generally given as well.

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National Wetlands Inventory

National Wetlands Inventory maps are blueprint maps drawn at a 1:24,000 scale. They have topographic lines, just like the USGS topographic maps. National Wetlands Inventory maps show wetlands identified by aerial photography based on vegetation, visible hydrology, and geography in accordance with Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States (FWS/0Bs 79/31 December 1979). Information on the system and subsystem classification of wetlands is also available on the maps.

National Wetlands Map National Wetlands Map National Wetlands Map National Wetlands Map National Wetlands Map


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Nautical Maps

A maps that shows the depths of the oceans, rivers, bays, etc.. Depths are recorded in fathoms. Lighthouses, beacons, submarine pipelines and cables, wrecks, longitude and latitude, bottom characteristics, and explosives dumping areas are just some of the information listed on Nautical Maps. Rarely, if ever, is inland information included.

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