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Maps, Atlases, and Gazetteers   Tags: atlas, gazetteer, map  

This is a guide and listing of important resources about maps, atlases, and gazetteers; including digital gazetteers, image collections, and interactive digital atlases.
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Level 1, Anschutz Library
GIS & Data Lab
Room 105 Anschutz
Mon-Thu              9am – 8pm
Fri                         9am – 5pm
Sat-Sun                  1pm – 5pm

Understanding Maps

   Selected works for understanding the nature of maps.

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Elements of cartography - Arthur H. Robinson ... [et al.].
Call Number: Anschutz Library GA105.2 .E43 1995
ISBN: 0471555797

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Thematic cartography and geovisualization - Terry A. Slocum ... [et al.].
Call Number: Anschutz Library GA108.7 .S58 2009
ISBN: 0132298341


Thomas R. Smith Map Library

Thomas R. Smith Map Library

The T. R. Smith Map Library is currently located on level one of Anschutz Library on the Lawrence (main) campus of the University of Kansas.  The physical collections consists of over 330,000 sheet maps, approximately 120,000 aerial photographs, and several thousand folio and oversized atlases (octavo and quarto sized atlases are held in the general stacks).  Regional strengths of the collection include: North America, Europe, Latin America (especially Costa Rica), Japan, and Zanzibar. Other notable strengths include over 20,000 unbound serial set maps, a large number of captured maps from the Second World War, and nearly complete coverage of the Joint Operational Graphics (JOG) series.


New Cartographic Resources

  • Serial set maps  Icon
    Provides access to the more than 50,000 maps published within the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980. The maps illuminate a wide variety of topics in U.S. and World history.

Finding Maps

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Geographic information - Jenny Marie Johnson.
Call Number: Anschutz Library Z6001.A1 J65 2003
ISBN: 1573563927

World mapping today - R.B. Parry, C.R. Perkins
Call Number: Map Collection-Reference (Anschutz 1st floor) GA105.3 .W67 2000
ISBN: 1857390350


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