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Browse the geologic map collection at Walter with these finding aids and diagram (right):
Geologic Survey Maps by State (US)
Geologic Survey Maps by Country
USGS Government Series Maps and Reports

Topographic: Download free digital Topo maps by launching the USGS Map Locator at http://store.usgs.gov/




Table of Contents:

Geologic Maps
  • Minnesota Geologic Survey (MGS)
    http://www.mngs.umn.edu/mgsdocs.html
    Browse by series name or search with keywords. Print maps are held in the Walter Library, search MNCAT by title.
    • MGS Maps and GIS Data Downloads
      http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/708
      All MGS maps and reports have been scanned an uploaded into the University Digital Conservancy and are available as pdf download (some GIS files are available for recent maps)
  • State Geologic Surveys
    http://www.stategeologists.org/
    Digital map may be available from state geologic surveys compiled on this site.
  • USGS Publications Warehouse
    http://pubs.er.usgs.gov
    Digital Index of all USGS publications, many available for download, including maps.
  • OneGeology: World geologic maps
    http://www.onegeology.org/participants/app/1gCountries.cfc?method=viewCountries
    Maps are available for download or print request.
Topographic Maps
  • USGS Topographic Maps (Print)
    http://store.usgs.gov/
    Walter library holds the latest print edition of US topographic 7.5-minute (1:24,000 scale) maps. Search the index online (or in print) to locate the quadrangle you need.
    • Historic Topographic Maps
      For additional scales including 1:50,000, 1:125,000, 1:250,000 and historic topographic maps, visit the Borchert Map Library.
    • Topographic Map Symbols
      http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/symbols/
      Print legends also available on the Topographic map cases.
  • USGS National Elevation Dataset
    http://gisdata.usgs.net/ned/
    View various layers of data from all over the US, creating informative and useful maps, which can be printed or ordered in CD format
  • Microsoft TerraServer
    http://www.terraserver.microsoft.com/
    Resulting from cooperative research by the USGS and Microsoft Corporation, the TerraServer provides free online access to USGS digital aerial photographs, known as digital orthophoto quadrangles, and to digital topographic maps, known as digital raster graphics.
Scientific Miscellaneous Maps
  • Google Sky
    http://www.google.com/sky/
    The web-based version of Google Sky first available through Google Earth. Also includes links to Google Moon and Google Mars.
  • Paleomap
    http://www.scotese.com/
    Paleogeographic maps of ancient mountain ranges and shorelines, active plate boundaries, etc
GIS Tools and Data
Software and assistance for GIS related tools on campus can be found at the Automated Cartographic Information Center (ACIC), a GIS lab in Borchert Map Library.
  • GeoCommons
    http://finder.geocommons.com/
    Search and share open source GIS data.
  • National Geophysical Data Center
    http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/ngdc.html
    Data and inventories in many disciplines are fully searchable and selected listings, data, and images can be downloaded.


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