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The Map & Imagery Library Collection


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)

Aerial Photography

Almost all of the aerial photography in the Map & Imagery Library is of Florida. A list of the available counties, dates, and flight lines are listed on our Aerial Photography webpage. Our Aerial Photography is not organized by township, range and section. The scale of the photography differs from year to year, with the most common scales being 1:58,000, 1:40,000, and 1:20,000. Our earliest Aerial Photos are of Polk County in 1924. The most recent Aerial Photos in the collection are of Alachua county in 1999. Most of the photographs are black and white, with a few CIR photos showing up in the 1980's. Enlargements of the aerial photos are also available as listed on the Aerial Photography webpage. If a photo is not on the list, then we don't have it. Aerial photos are cataloged, and a general record for the whole collection is in the online Library Catalog. It does not, however, contain detailed holdings information. Patrons are required to personally come into the Map & Imagery Library to find the photos they need. The Map Library staff will be happy to assist patrons in learning how to use our collection.

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Aeronautical Charts

The Map & Imagery Library contains several different types of aeronautical charts: JNC (Jet Navigation Charts), ONC (Operational Navigational Charts), TPC (Tactical Pilot Charts), GNC (Global Navigational Charts), and Sectional Aeronautical/ VFR Terminal Area Charts. These charts have no online library catalog record. Each separate set is largely complete. However, except for the Sectional Aeronautical/ VFR Terminal Area Charts, they are out of date. Current U.S. Terminal Procedure and Airport/ Facility Directory booklets are also available.

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Antique Maps

The primary focus of the Antique Map collection is: Holy Lands, Florida, Africa, and Latin America. Other areas for which antique maps are available are: Americas, Asia, Caribbean, Cuba, Europe, West Indies, World, etc.. The oldest map in our Antique Map collection was made in 1492, while the most recent map was created in 1926. Appointments must be made in advance with the Map & Imagery Library to view the Antique Maps. Frequently though, a few antique maps will already be set up for display. To find out when displays are available, visit the News webpage. Many of our Antique Maps have records on the online Library Catalog. Change the "Browse Organized Lists" field until it reads "Subject, Geographic (maps)". In the empty field next to it type "early maps" and your area of interest. Finally, hit the "Go" button. This should display records of the online Antique Maps for that area. Though many of the records for the Antique Maps are online, some are not. If your area of interest does not turn up in an online search, be sure to e-mail or call us to inquire about further resources.

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Atlases

There are five different categories into which the atlases of the Map & Imagery Library have been separated. The first is the standard sized current atlases. The second category is the oversized current atlases, and the third is the reference atlases. These atlases are all located in the Map & Imagery Library, and may not be checked out. The next two types of atlases are located directly outside the Map & Imagery Library doors. They are: the oversized old edition atlases and the antique atlases. The old edition atlases may be accessed after the Map & Imagery Library is closed, though more current versions of the same atlas will be in the Map Library. The antique atlases may be viewed only by requesting that the staff of the Map & Imagery Library retrieve them, for they are in a "Limited Access" area. The antique atlases are cataloged, and a call number must be found in the Library Catalog in order for the staff to retrieve the atlas. All atlases in the Map & Imagery Library are cataloged and have online records. An advanced search with the "Location:" changed to "Map & Imagery Library" and "atlas" for a "Keyword(s) Anywhere" search will bring up several thousand records. Additional keywords are recommended to narrow the search.

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Cartographic Curiosities

Cartographic Curiosities are not to be found in the online catalog, or on any list. Cartographic Curiosities are simply odds and ends that have collected themselves at the Map & Imagery Library over the years. All have some kind of map on them. We have globes of nearly every size,substance, and shape. There are globes that are a few centimeters across, and globes that are a few feet across. We have globes that are crystal, glass, ceramic, and plastic. We have globes that inflate, and globes that sharpen pencils. There is even a globe that talks. We have globes that are puzzles, yo-yos, pins, ornaments, eggs , cups, pens, mouse pads, coasters, pencils, and fishtanks. As if that weren't enough, we also have items with maps on them as well. There are coins, postcards, ashtrays, tissue boxes, placemats, rubber stamps, playing cards, and bandannas. All with maps on them. Every so often, we will gather these curiosities together for a display. Notification of which display is up when may be found in our News webpage.

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CD-ROM's

There are currently 1586 CD-ROM's in the Map & Imagery Library. Major categories of CD-ROM are: DRG's, DOQ's, Tiger/Line Census, SPOT, Landsat, FGDL, commercial CD's, O.F.R., and astronomy. Most of the CD's may be checked out for three days. The majority of the CD-ROM's are cataloged and can be found in the Library Catalog. Change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library", and change the "Format:" to "Computer files [CF]". Then type your area of interest into the "Keyword(s) Anywhere" field and hit the "go" button. This will bring up online written records that include the title and call numbers of the CD's The title of the CD and the call number are needed when checking out a CD-ROM. The Map & Imagery Library staff can help retrieve the needed CD from the CD-ROM cabinet.

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CIA Maps

The Map & Imagery Library is a Federal/Regional Depository, and receives the latest copies of Depository maps as soon as they are published. This includes CIA maps. CIA maps give world coverage. They are not copyrighted, and as such, are convenient to use in publications and papers without worry of copyright infringement. Most of the maps are issued in 8 1/2 X ll format, with some larger sizes also available. All CIA maps are cataloged, with an online record on the Library Catalog. Change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library" and perform a "Keyword(s) Anywhere" search for "central intelligence agency". This will bring up a large number of maps. Additional keywords are recommended to narrow the search. Those call numbers with "NB" on the end are 8 1/2 X 11 "notebook" sized maps. These maps are kept in notebooks, not map drawers. The University of Texas Perry-Castaneda Library has scanned in a great number of the CIA maps, making them available over the web.

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Country Studies

The Map & Imagery Library has almost all of the published Country Studies. A "Keyword(s) Anywhere" search of "country study" in the Library Catalog, with "Location:" set to "Map & Imagery Library", will bring up the online records for the Country Studies. Some of the records in the Library Catalog have links to full text copies from the Library of Congress.

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Facsimiles

The Map & Imagery Library has Facsimiles for areas all over the world. Most of the Facsimiles in the Map & Imagery Library may be checked out. Some of these maps would be damaged if transported in a tube and require a flat carrying case, provided by the patron, to be checked out. Many of our Facsimiles are not cataloged, and will therefore not have an online record on the Library Catalog. Those that are cataloged though, may be found in the Library Catalog by changing the "Selected field(s) to search" to "Subject Keyword(s)", typing "facsimile" in the search field, changing the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library", and hitting the "Go" button.

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FEMA Maps

All of the FEMA maps for the state of Florida are in the Map & Imagery Library collection. FEMA maps are organized by county, and then by number. All of the FEMA's, except for Alachua County, are located in a "Limited Access" area. Calling ahead with the county that is needed will guarantee that the maps are available for use when you arrive. FEMA maps are not cataloged, and therefore do not have an online Library Catalog record.

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Flood Prone Maps

The Map & Imagery Library has all of the available Flood Prone maps for Florida. They are organized, like topographic maps, alphabetically by quadrangle name. Flood Prones are not cataloged, and therefore do not have an online record in the Library Catalog. An index to the Flood Prone maps will be in the top Flood Prone map drawer.

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Gazetteers

There are two main types of Gazetteers. One is more of a detailed road map/ travel guide, while the other associates geographic names with latitide and longitude. The Map & Imagery Library has all of the road map Gazetteers for the United States. The majority of these are published by DeLorme, and their online records may be found in the Library Catalog by performing a "Keyword(s) Anywhere" search with "gazetteer", and changing the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library". This search, however, will also bring up the records for longitude and latitude Gazetteers, and many other atlases. It is recommended that the search be qualified with the place name of interest.

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General County Highway Maps

All of the General Highway maps for Florida, and many for Georgia, are located in the Map & Imagery Library. Search the Library Catalog with a "Title Keywords" search, "general highway map" listed in the search field, and the "Location:" set to "Map & Imagery Library". The cataloged Florida General Highway maps are blueprints, and fairly large in size. There is a second, uncataloged Florida General Highway map set which is black and white, and smaller in size than the blueprints. The cataloged Georgia General Highway maps are black and white as well (blueprints cannot be checked out or copied). The Map & Imagery Library also has many older historic editions of the black and white Florida General Highway maps.

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Geologic Maps

Geology is a broad field of science. Many different kinds of maps can be termed "Geologic". Such maps show minerals, topography, hydrology, age of the layers of the earth, etc. Because of this, the Map & Imagery Library has serveral thousand maps that fit under the Geologic category. A "Keyword(s) Anywhere" search in the Library Catalog using the term "geologic" with the "Location:" field set to "Map & Imagery Library" will bring up many of the records for geologic maps. Additional keywords are recommended to narrow the results.

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Globes

The Map & Imagery Library has approximately 41 standard/ large sized globes, and innumerable small globes. Not all of these Globes are just of the earth. Some Globes represent other planets, while others show the constellations. There are Globes that light up, Globes that are blown up, and even one that talks. Our Drift-Globe allows the user to remove the continents and demonstrate continental drift. Some of the Globes may be checked out for a two-hour period, at the Map Libraries discretion. None of the Globes are cataloged, and therefore do not have online records on the Library Catalog.

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Historical

The Map & Imagery Library contains many Historical resources on a variety of topics. Most Historical materials may be looked up on the Library Catalog. Change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library", and perform a "Keyword(s) Anywhere" search that includes the word "historical", click (or), "historic". Using two fields in the Library Catalog linked with "or" will give a larger number of results. Additional keywords will narrow the search.

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Land Use Maps

The Map & Imagery Library has Land Use maps for many areas of the world. Most of the U.S. should be covered at the 1:100,000 scale with Bureau of Land Management topographic maps. Florida should also be covered with the FGDL CD-ROM's, many of which have a Land Use information layer. To find out about additional areas that have Land Use maps, use the Library Catalog. Change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library", and perform a "Keyword(s) Anywhere" search that includes the words "land use". Narrowing the search by including a place name is recommended.

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Literary Maps

The Map & Imagery Library has Literary maps on a variety of different topics, from Sherlock Holmes to James Bond. Literary map online records may be found using the Library Catalog. Change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library", and perform a "Keyword(s) Anywhere" search that includes the word "literary".

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Maps Accompanying Books

Some of the books that come to the Map & Imagery Library, and to other departments, have maps that come with them. These maps are filed in a "Limited Access" area in the Map & Imagery Library, and must be retrieved by Map Library staff. The location or department in which a book that accompanies a map is kept may be found in the Library Catalog record. Often, Maps Accompanying Books will have a call number that starts with something other than "G". Most map call numbers start with "G". Maps Accompanying Books have the call numbers of the book they came from. Maps Accompanying Books are cataloged, and have online records in the Library Catalog. However, the maps are on such varied topics that no suggestions for search terms can be given.

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Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys

Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys are available for most of Florida. They are organized, like topographic maps, by the name of the quadrangle. Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys are blueprints, and therefore cannot be photocopied or checked out. They may only be traced. The Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys are not cataloged, and therefore will not have an online record on the Library Catalog.

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National Forest Service Maps

The Map & Imagery Library is a Federal/ Regional Depository Library, and receives all of the National Forest Service maps that are published. To locate an online record use the Library Catalog. Change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library", and perform a "Keyword(s) Anywhere" search that includes "national forest service". This will bring up many of the online National Forest Service records.

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National Park Service Maps

The Map & Imagery Library is a Federal/ Regional Depository Library, and receives all of the National Park Service maps that are published. To locate an online record use the Library Catalog. Change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library", and perform a "Keyword(s) Anywhere" search that includes "national park service". This will bring up many of the online Natonal Park Service records.

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National Wetlands Inventory

All of the Florida National Wetlands Inventory maps are in the Map & Imagery Library. They are organized alphabetically by the name of the map, similar to how the USGS topos are organized. These maps are blueprints, and therefore cannot be checked out or photocopied. National Wetlands Inventory maps may, however, be traced. The index is located in the top drawer in which the maps are filed. National Wetlands Inventory maps are cataloged under "G 3931 D1 s24 .U5". The entire set is represented by one online record which may be found in the Library Catalog by changing the "Browse Organized Lists" field to read "Call Number, LC/NLM", and typing "G 3931 D1 s24 .U5" in the field to the right. Hit the "Go" button for the search results.

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Nautical Maps

Most of the Nautical maps for the world may be found in the Map & Imagery Library. They are organized by number. Nautical maps are cataloged and can be found using the Library Catalog. Change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library", and perform a "Keyword(s) Anywhere" search using "nautical". It is recommended that additional search terms be used to shorten the list of results. If the Library Catalog record does not list a "US Nautical Chart #" next to "Location:", click on the "view full record" link and look at the the number listed after "Govdoc no.:". The numbers at the end represent the date, and the five numbers before the date are the Nautical number. The rest of that number can be ignored.

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