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GIS & Geospatial Data

We designed this guide to help you use geographic information and geospatial data in your research.

Looking for print maps?

If you're looking for a historical map for a certain area, try looking in the UA Libraries Print Map Collection or through one of the external collections linked under Additional Collections.

 

Student searching for maps in the print map collectionUA Libraries Print Map Collection

The library's Map Collection is on the 1st floor of the Main Library. All of the maps held in the library are listed in library search.

Most of the historic maps (pre-1930) are available by request through Special Collections, although you will find copies of some historic maps in the Map Collection.

You’ll find atlases and gazetteers using library search and located in Main Reference and Main stacks.

Current maps for Tucson and the UA campus are available at the Information and Reference Desks in the Main Library.

Finding Maps
This guide will help you with a basic or advanced library search to find maps in the Map Collection and Special Collections.

Locate Aerial Photographs
For archived aerial photography for Tucson and greater Arizona, check out our library records here.

Learn about Map Scale
Use this guide to understand the different scale found on maps in our map collection.


Additional Online Collections

Library of Congress, American Memory Project -- https://www.loc.gov/maps/collections/

David Rumsey Collection -- http://www.davidrumsey.com/

American Geographical Society Online Maps and Photos -- https://uwm.edu/lib-collections/agsl-digital-map-collection/

New York Public Library Map Collection -- https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/lane/maps-atlases

Maps of the Pimeria Alta -- http://parentseyes.arizona.edu/pimeriamaps/

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps -- https://www.loc.gov/collections/sanborn-maps/about-this-collection/

ProQuest Sanborn Geo-edition -- http://www.library.arizona.edu/search/articles/dbfind.php?shortname=smapge

ProQuest Sanborn, Arizona -- http://www.library.arizona.edu/search/articles/dbfind.php?shortname=digitalsanborn

University of Texas Austin Map Collection Historical Maps -- https://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/

Arizona Sanborn Map Records

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