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Map Resources

Resources available on the web and through Purdue University Libraries

The Purdue University Map Collection

The Purdue Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Library contains over 200,000 maps. We are a depository for:

  • US Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Indiana Geological Survey (IGS)
  • National Geospatial Intelligence Agency - formerly NIMA; Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic and Topographic Center (DMAH/TC)
  • National Ocean Service (NOS)
  • National Geographic Society (NG)
  • Natural Resources Canada

We also house a collection of over 150,000 aerial photographs.

Maps on the Internet

A variety of maps can be found free of charge on the Internet. Extensive lists of map sources can be found on the following websites:

Purdue Campus Map

Print maps available in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Library (HSSE):

  • 1926 1:20,000 map of campus
  • Historical state topographic maps
  • Historic maps of campus
  • Aerial photos of campus from 1939 to the present

GIS Information

For more GIS resources and assistance, check out our GIS LibGuide and GIS Services.