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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

The Map & Imagery Library has, in both map and atlas form, coverage for the entire ocean floor. A search in the Library Catalog will bring up many of the online records. Click on "Advanced Search". Change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library", and perform a "Anywhere" search by typing in "ocean floor" and hitting the "Search" button. A large group of maps that show the depths of the Ocean Floor are the Nautical maps.

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Outline Maps

The Map & Imagery Library has general Outline, or "base", maps for the world. Slightly more detailed Outline maps are available for the U.S. states. Many Outline maps are 8 1/2 X 11 and are kept in notebooks. Some Outline maps are not cataloged, and would therefore not show up on the Library Catalog. Outline maps which are in the Library Catalog may be found by clicking on "Advanced Search", changing the "Location:" field to "Map & Imagery Library", and performing a "Anywhere" search using "outline and base". This search will also bring up many CIA map records, as they are very basic maps.

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Physical Maps

Physical maps is a very broad category. Therefore, it can be said that there is some type of physical map for every part of the world in the Map & Imagery Library collection. In the Library Catalog, click on "Advanced Search", change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library", and perform a "Anywhere" search including the term "physical". This will produce many online records of physical maps. Additional keywords will narrow the search. Several CIA maps will show up with this search because of their shaded relief maps.

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Plat Directories

The Map & Imagery Library has all of the Plat Directories for Florida. Older edition Plats are stored in a "Limited Access" area, and must be retrieved by Map Library staff. Plat Directories are cataloged, and online records can be found through the Library Catalog. Click on "Advanced Search". Change "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library", and perform a "Anywhere" search using "plat". Additional keywords may be used to narrow the search.

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Political Maps

Political maps are available for the world. A "Anywhere" search using the term "political" in the Library Catalog, after clicking on "Advanced Search" and changing the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library", will bring up several hundred online political map records. Many political maps are CIA maps. Using additional keywords to narrow the search is recommended.

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Railroad Maps

There are several map and atlas resources for railroad maps. A "Anywhere" search using "railroad" in the Library Catalog, after clicking on "Advanced Search" and setting the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library", will bring up many online records for these resources. A few antique Florida maps that include railroads are also available for viewing, with an appointment. Appointments may be made by contacting the Map & Imagery Library. Fascimiles of antique railroad maps for the United States may also be found in our 'Historical Railroads' notebook. The antique Florida maps and facsimile railroad maps are not cataloged, and will therefore not have online records on the Library Catalog.

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Raised Relief Maps

The coverage of Raised Relief maps in the Map & Imagery Library is limited. They are not cataloged, and so there are no online records on the Library Catalog. Raised Relief maps are in an area of "Limited Access". Consequently, Map Library staff assistance in retrieval of the maps is required. Flat paper maps that show relief are available and the Map Library has worldwide coverage. These maps are cataloged and their records will show up in the Library Catalog. Click on "Advanced Search". Their records may be found by changing the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library" and performing a "Anywhere" search using "relief". Using additional keywords to narrow the search is recommended.

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Reference Books

Reference Book records may be located online in the Library Catalog. Because of the variety of topics that Reference books cover, no suggestions for an online search may be listed. As with all other books and atlases in the Map & Imagery Library, reference books may not be checked out. Photocopies can be made within the Marston Science Library when a photo I.D. is left behind. In special cases, books may be taken out of the library for a 2 hour period. Reference books may be distinguished from atlases in that the online Library Catalog record will label them as such, right before the call number.

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Road Maps

Roadmaps for the U.S. and Canada are filed alphabetically, by name, in the Map and Imagery Library. There is a general online record representing all of the road maps for each particular Florida city. They can be found by clicking on "Advanced Search" and changing the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library and using a "Anywhere" search in the Library Catalog for "Florida City Map Collection". Similarly, substituting "Florida County Map Collection" will bring up one record for each county that represents all the different dates that are in the Map Library for that county. Once the record comes up, clicking on the text after "Location:", which should include "...Latest Map(s) in Current City/ County Map Collection", will bring up the individual dates and publishers available for that map. Roadmaps for locations outside the U.S. and Canada are cataloged, and their online records can be found in the Library Catalog. Click on "Advanced Search". Change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library" and perform a "Anywhere" search using the term "road". This turns up several hundred roadmaps. Additional keywords may be used to narrow the search. The Map & Imagery Library also has many old and antique roadmaps of Florida cities. These old Florida maps are not kept in general circulation, and must therefore be retrieved by the Map Library staff. Some old roadmaps of U.S. cities may also be available.

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Sanborn Maps

The Map & Imagery Library posseses all of the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for Florida. A list of the towns and dates for the maps is available on our Sanborn webpage. Additional information about Sanborn maps may be found in the online Library Catalog. Click on "Advanced Search". A "Anywhere" search for "sanborn" in the Library Catalog with "Map & Imagery Library" as the "Location:" will bring this information up. The maps are available in two formats. One is microfilm, and the other is the original map. Photocopies can be made from the microfilm. To view the original maps, an appointment must be made in advance. To make an appointment, contact the Map & Imagery Library. The originals may only be photographed, not photocopied.

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Satellite Imagery

Satellite Imagery comes in several different formats. One is hardcopy. Hardcopy Satellite Imagery is not cataloged, and therefore does not have a record on the Library Catalog. Hardcopy Satellite Imagery cannot be checked out or photocopied due to copyright. The Imagery is organized by Path and Row number. The Map & Imagery Library does not have much Imagery coverage outside of Florida. The three most common scales are 1:250,000, 1:500,000 and 1:1,000,000. The second format that Satellite Imagery comes in is CD-ROM. A list of this type of Imagery is on our Landsat and SPOT Imagery on CD-ROM page. The third format for Satellite Imagery is computer tape cartridge. This Imagery is cataloged, and therefore a record is on the Library Catalog. Click on "Advanced Search". An "Author" search of "EROS DATA CENTER" with the "Location:" set as "Map & Imagery Library" will bring up many of the tapes. Keywords from the region of interest will help narrow the search. The Library Catalog record of the tape will give the path and row, date of image, percent cloud cover, and the EROS browse file microfilm number. The EROS browse file microfilm number is needed to locate the tape. These tapes cannot be checked out, and can only be read in the Map & Imagery Library. However, a digital copy of the image may be obtained by taking the browse file number to Library Systems in Library East. An image viewing program such as 'Imagine' is needed to view the image. The fourth type of Satellite Imagery is Imagery that has been used to make paper maps. These maps are cataloged with an online record on the Library Catalog. Click on "Advanced Search". Change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library" and perform a "Anywhere" search for "satellite". One last form of Satellite Imagery is SPOT, which is referenced further on in the directory. All Satellite Imagery except for the paper maps must be with the assistance of the Map & Imagery Library staff.

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Sewar Utilities (Gainesville Only)

The scales available for Gainesville Sanitary Sewar Utilities are 1"=100' and 1"=200'. These maps are blueprints, and therefore may not be photocopied or checked out, only traced. Most of incorporated Gainesville and some unincorporated areas are covered. The index is located on top of the map drawer for the set. The Sewar Utilities maps are organized by number. These maps are not cataloged, therefore there is no record of them in the Library Catalog.

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Slides

The Map & Imagery Library has a small collection of Slides. Some of the subjects illustrated are: Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, planets, the sun, geology, space shuttle, antique maps, and miscellaneous maps and satellite imagery. The Slides are not cataloged, and therefore have no online Library Catalog record. There is also no list for the Slides. Patrons are required to come to the Map & Imagery Library to browse the Slides and pick what they need. Slide circulation is limited. They may be checked out for two hour periods for presentation purposes only.

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Soil Maps

Soil maps for the state of Florida are on the first floor of the Marston Science Library. They are organized by county, with only Alachua County located in the Map & Imagery Library. Records for the Soil Surveys for Florida counties may be found in the Library Catalog using a "Title Keyword(s)" search of "florida county soil survey". These maps are bound in book form. Additional Soil maps for Florida are located on the FGDL CD-ROMs. Soil maps for areas other than Florida may be found by looking in the Library Catalog. Click on "Advanced Search". Set "Map & Imagery Library" as the "Location:"and conduct a "Anywere" search of "soil". This will bring up many online records for soil maps. Adding other keywords to narrow the search is recommended.

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SPOT Imagery

SPOT Imagery is available for much of Florida. Other areas that are included are parts of: Georgia, the Grand Canyon, Nepal, and Ethiopia. All of the SPOTS are available in 8mm tape form. Some are also available in CD-ROM format, as shown in the Landsat and SPOT Imagery on CD-ROM list. SPOT CD-ROM's may be checked out for 3 days. The 8mm tape must be taken over to CNS, where they will load it. The patron must then have access to a computer that can FTP the information from CNS, and a program that can read the information. CNS tapes are due back the same day they are checked out. There is one Library Catalog record online representing all 108 SPOT tapes. Click on "Advanced Search". A "Anywhere" search of "spot remote sensory" with "Location:" set to "Map & Imagery Library" will display the online record. It does not give information as to which areas are on which SPOT though. That information must be obtained in the Map & Imagery Library.

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Storm Evacuation Route Maps

Storm Evacuation Route maps are available for parts of Florida, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, and a few other areas along the eastern coast of the United States. They are not cataloged, therefore there are no online records in the Library Catalog. Please ask Map & Imagery Library staff for help locating these maps. An index is located in the Map & Imagery Library.

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Tax Photo Aerials

The Map & Imagery Library has some Tax Photo Aerials for St Augustine ('88), Cedar Key ('90), St. John's County ('88), and Levy County ('90). Some of the Tax Photo Aerials are blueprint maps, and therefore can not photocopied. The remainder of the maps are on mylar, and may be photocopied. Neither the mylar nor the blueprint maps may be checked out. These maps are cataloged, and an online record can be found on the Library Catalog. Change the "Anywhere" field to "Call Number" and search for "G 3933 .A4G47". This should bring up most of the online records for the Alachua Tax Aerial Photos.

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Tax Sectional Parcels

Tax Sectional Parcels are available for Alachua County. Scales for the Tax Sectional Parcels are 1"=100', 1"=200', and 1"=300'. They may be organized by either township, range, and section, or by a numbered index. The index will be in the top map drawer for the set. Tax Sectional Parcels sometimes overlay Tax Photo Aerials, and will be located in the same sets of drawers. Tax Sectional Parcels are blueprints, and so may not be photocopied or checked out.

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Tide Tables

Tide Tables are available for the world. Tide Tables are cataloged, and their online records may be found in the Library Catalog. Click on "Advanced Search". A "Title" search of "tide tables", with "Location:" set to "Map & Imagery Library", will display the appropriate online records.

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Topographic Maps

1:24,000 scale topographic maps are available for nearly every area in the U.S.. It takes approximately 63,700 maps of this scale to cover the whole United States, 1,055 of which are Florida. Other scales for which there is complete U.S. coverage are 1:100,000 and 1:250,000. The 1:24,000, 1:100,000, and 1:250,000 scales are standard. Additional topographic availability may be determined by a search in the Library Catalog. One other common scale for U.S. topos is 1:1,000,000. Topographic maps are also available for many other countries. In the Library Catalog, click on "Advanced Search", change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library" and perform a "Anywhere" search using the area name and "topographic". This will bring up online topographic map records. This may also bring up nautical maps. To exclude nauticals, click the "not" button and use the keywords "hydrographic" in the search. Topographic sets will usually have a small "s" in the call number, followed by a number which denotes the scale. For example, "G 8260 s50 .S61" indicates that it is a 1:50,000 scale topographic set because of the "s50" in the call number. Topographic maps will usually come in a large set, with an index placed on top of the set in the map drawer.

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Transparencies

The Map & Imagery Library has Transparency maps for many areas of the world, documenting many different events. Transparencies are not cataloged, in general, and most will not have online records in the Library Catalog. Transparencies may be cataloged if they are associated with a book. Books with Transparencies will have their presence noted in the Library Catalog record.

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Uncataloged Maps

The Map & Imagery Library has Uncataloged maps for nearly every area that we have cataloged maps for. Uncataloged maps will have no online record in the Library Catalog. Maps that are Uncataloged must be searched by hand to find out what is in a drawer. There is no list.

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Universe Maps (Planets/ Stars)

In addition to maps of the earth, the Map & Imagery Library also has maps of the planets, stars, and solar systems. These maps are cataloged, and online records for them may be found in the Library Catalog. Click on "Advanced Search". Change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library" and perform a "Anywhere" search using "planet". This will bring up several hundred Library catalog records. Additional keywords are recommended to narrow the search. There are other formats, other than paper, in which Universe maps come. There are 3-D globes that represent the stars and planets. There are also CD-ROMs with star and planet information on them. The globes are not cataloged, so there will be no online Library Catalog record for them. Most of the CD-ROMs, though, are cataloged.

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U.S. Geological Survey Maps

Thousands of maps in the Map & Imagery Library have been produced or co-produced by the USGS. The USGS produces many different kinds of maps in many different formats, from paper maps to atlases to CD-ROMs. The USGS has produced all of the standard sized 1:24,000, 1:100,000, and 1:250,000 scale topographic maps for the United States. To find records for maps produced by the USGS in the Library Catalog, click on "Advanced Search", change the "Location:" to "Map & Imagery Library" and perform a "Author" search using "united states geological survey". Additional keywords should be used to narrow the search.

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Wall Maps

The Map & Imagery Library has Wall maps for many areas of the world, showing many different events. Wall maps are not cataloged, and will therefore not have an online record on the Library Catalog. Please inquire at our reference desk for availability.

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Water Utilities (Gainesville Only)

The scale available for Gainesville Water Utilities is 1"=200'. These maps are blueprints, and therefore may not be photcopied or checked out, only traced. Most of incorporated Gainesville and some unincorporated areas are covered. The index is located on top of the map drawer for the set. The Water Utilities maps are organized by number. These maps are not cataloged, therefore there is no record of them in the Library Catalog.

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