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Aerial Photography
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)

Ocean Floor Maps:

Maps that show some aspect of the ocean floor, whether it be topography or geology.

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Outline Maps:

Basic, black and white maps with only minimal information on them. This may just include the outline of a country, or it may have additional information such as the locations of cities. Some maps go so far as to illustrate a special topic, such as agricultural areas. CIA maps may also be considered Outline maps, though some are slightly more detailed with their color and shading showing relief. Like CIA maps, Outline maps are generally not copyrighted, and can be used in publications.

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Physical Maps:

A map which shows some aspect of exterior physical features of the earth. Topographic maps may be included in theis category, as can Ocean Floor maps and some CIA maps.

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Plat Directories:

Plat Directories show land ownership, township range and section, and the size and shape of the property. An index of owners is also included in the back of the book. Landmarks that are included are: roads, railroads, pipelines, and rivers. Florida Plat Directories are published by Florida Plats.

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Political Maps:

A map showing the political divisions/ boundaries of the world, country, region, state, or city depicted. In addition to physical and base maps, the third category of map produced by the CIA is political maps.

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Railroad Maps:

A map whose primary use is the identification of the location of railways, whether present or historic.

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Raised Relief Maps:

Usually made of plastic, these maps have actual bumps and depressions on the surface to represent changes in topography. They may also depict roads, towns, and cities, depending on their scale.

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Reference Books:

Those books which have more text in them then maps. Reference books contain information that leads to other books and/ or maps. These books are used primarily for consultation rather that consecutive reading.

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Road Maps:

A map whose primary purpose is to show the location and types of roads for a particular area. Additional information that may be shown: mileage, parks, political boundaries, campgrounds, relief, attractions, etc...

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Sanborn Maps:

Historical, hand-drawn maps of buildings in cities, made for insurance purposes. The size, shape, and building construction material of the buildings was noted, as well as windows, doors, elevators, street names, and what a building was used for. Additional structural details are also available. Most of the Sanborns are at a scale of 50 feet = 1 inch. These maps do not cover areas or buildings that were outside of the city limits. Please see our Sanborn web page for more information.

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Satellite Imagery:

Pictures of earth, taken from space by satellites. The imagery may be black and white, color infra-red (IR), or natural color. Scales vary, though the three most common are 1:250,000, 1:500,000, and 1:1,000,000.

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Sewar Utilities (Gainesville Only):

Maps that show where sewar/ water lines were lain. Each map is given its own location number which it is filed by. Township, range, and section are also listed on the map. Other information included is: line size, valves, fire hydrants, plugs, manholes, manhole elevation, distance between manholes, lot number, and what the pipe is made of. These maps are produced by Gainesville Regional Utilites (GRU). The scale is 1:200', with most of the maps having been published in 1997.

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Slides:

Slides of the planets, the sun, geology, space shuttle, etc... are included in this small collection. Viewable with a standard projector.

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Soil Maps:

A map which shows the type and/ or characteristics of the soil in a particular region. Soil maps help determine whether or not an area is suitable for a certain use. Predictions of soil behavior can be made for selected land uses. Additional information that may be available is: geology, physiography, drainage, soil description, soil management, soil classification, etc...

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SPOT Imagery:

SPOT Imagery is the same as most satellite imagery in the Map & Imagery Library, though it is produced by the French company SPOT Image.

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Storm Evacuation Route Maps:

Storm Evacuation Route Maps are prepared by the National Ocean Survey for the National Weather Service. The scale is 1:62,500, showing coastal areas only. Color gradients show: 1-10 feet above MSL (Mean Sea Level), 10-20 feet above MSL, and 20-30 feet above MSL. Other information depicted: Urban areas, marsh areas, how many lanes a road has, and population. Past hurricane water levels are also given in feet above MSL for certain locations.

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Tax Photo Aerials:

Tax Photo aerials are aerial photos produced by the Florida Department of Transportation for the Florida Department of Revenue for tax purposes. Tax Photo Aerials are available at the County Property Appraisers office. They are organized by an assigned number, or by township, range, and section. Both blueprint and mylar formats are produced. Common scales are 1:100 and 1:300. Tax Photo Aerials and tax sectional parcels should be available for every county from their corresponding Property Appraisers Office.

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Tax Sectional Parcels:

Tax Sectional Parcels correspond with the tax photo aerials. While tax photo aerials provide a photo, Tax Sectional Parcels map out the boundaries of the properties and give tax numbers, size of parcels, street names, city limits, streams, etc... Tax photo aerials and Tax Sectional Parcels should be available for every county from their corresponding Property Appraisers Office.

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Tide Tables:

Formerly published by the National Ocean Service (NOS), a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Tide Tables are now published by International Marine. Tidal information published in these books is still generated by the NOAA/ NOS. Tide Tables give predicted times of slackwater, maximum current-flood, and ebb for each day of the year at various stations. Times are given in hours and minutes, and speed is given in knots. Tide Table publications are broken up into: East Coast of North and South America, Including Greenland; West Coast of North and South America, Including Hawaiian Islands and the Alaska Supplement; Central and Western Pacific Oceans and Indian Ocean; Europe and West Coast of Africa, Including the Mediterranean Sea; and Pacific Coast of North America and Asia. Online tide information may be found at Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services.

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Topographic Maps:

A Topographic Map has contour lines drawn upon it to show changes in elevation as one moves across the map. The distance between two contour lines is noted on the map. Where the land is fairly flat, such as in Florida, countour intervals may be as small as 5 feet. In mountainous areas, such as Colorado, the contour interval may be as much as 20 feet. The closer together the contour lines are, the more steeply the land is rising. Conversely, widely spaced contour lines denote a gentle slope. Though Topographic Maps come in many scales, the three basic ones for the United States are 1:250,000, 1:100,000, and 1:24,000. Topographic Maps also have information such as: location of cities, roads, lakes, streams, schools, logitude and latitude, UTM coordinates, township range and section, etc...

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Transparencies:

Transparencies are viewable with a standard overhead projector. The Map Librarie's small collection has general maps for most areas of the world, and a few topic-specific maps.

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Uncataloged Maps:

Uncataloged Maps are exactly the same as cataloged maps. The only difference is that cataloged maps have records that can be searched for and found in the online library catalog, while Uncataloged Maps have to be searched through manually to determine what is available. Eventually we hope to have all of the maps cataloged, with text records available for patrons to search on-line.

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Universe Maps (Planets/ Stars):

There are many different types of Universe Maps and materials in the Map & Imagery Library. From positional to physical to topographic, these maps are unique in that they show places that are found nowhere on Earth.

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U.S. Geological Survey Maps:

United States Geological Survey (USGS) Maps are any map produced by the USGS. Their coverage is so broad that no specific definition can be given.

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Wall Maps:

Wall Maps are large format maps suitable for presentation or class discussion simply because of their size. Some wall maps will have wooden or plastic support such that they may hang on the wall, though this is not the case for every map.

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Water Utilities (Gainesville Only):

Water Utilities are blueprint maps which show where the water lines are lain. Each map is given its own location number, which it is filed by. Township, range and section are also listed on the map. Other information included is: line size, valves, fire hydrants, plugs, manholes, lot number, and what the pipe is made of. Scales are mixed between 1:200 and 1:100. These maps are produced by Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU). Most of the maps were published in 1997.

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