BROWN
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE & SERVICES
Brown Geographic Information Science and Services
Map Collections at Brown    

Sciences Library Map Collection Guide
Major Categories Available:
(older editions preserve a record of change)

Atlases - search Josiah; includes:

  • environmental
  • historical
  • natural history
  • political
  • transportation

Classroom wall (mostly political) - search Josiah; in Rockefeller map collection

Gazetteers - search Josiah; includes:

  • environmental
  • historical
  • natural history
  • political
  • transportation

Geoscience thematic - see locating thematic maps - includes:

  • antarctic geologic
  • coal investigation
  • circum-pacific
  • geophysical investigation
  • geologic quadrangle
  • hydrologic investigations atlases
  • miscellaneous geologic investigations
  • land cover
  • land use
  • miscellaneous USGS field studies
  • mineral resources investigations
  • oil and gas investigations

Historical (various types)- search Josiah; specific collections include:

  • Age of Discovery: 15th - mid-19th centuries in North America (John Carter Brown Library)
  • 19th-century Rhode Island and New England (John Hay Library)
  • historical atlases (various locations)
    • exploration
    • military
    • regional

Misc. thematic - search Josiah and GPO monthly catalog; includes:

  • agricultural
  • climatic
  • economic
  • environmental
  • soil
  • vegetation

Nautical charts - search Josiah

Political

Topographic (USGS) - see locating topographic maps

  • contour (with physical features such as streams, streets, buildings, and woods)
  • planimetric data only (no contours)
  • aerial photography
  • surface management status
  • quadrangles of various scales, county, and state

Transportation - miscellaneous holdings in Josiah

  • canals
  • cycling
  • railroads
  • roads

Miscellaneous - search Josiah and GPO monthly catalog

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