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Map Resources: Home

Resources available on the web and through Purdue University Libraries

About the Map Room

Purdue University Building Blueprints

Historic blueprints of campus buildings are housed in the Office of the University Architect. The office is located in Freehafer hall and is managed by Angela Slocum.  

The Purdue University Map Collection

The Purdue Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Map Room 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.

Big10 Academic Alliance Geoportal

The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal provides discoverability and facilitates access to geospatial resources. The resources in the portal are selected and curated by librarians and geospatial specialists at nine research institutions in the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

The resources include GIS datasets, web services, and digitized historical maps.Learn more about the research institutions involved and the sources of the geospatial records.

Purdue Campus Map

Purdue Campus Map: Purdue Marketing and Communications

Printable Purdue Campus Map (.pdf)

Purdue Campus in 3D on GoogleEarth


Print maps available in the EAS Map room:

1926 1:20,000 map of campus

Historical state topographic maps

Historic maps of campus

Aerial photos of campus from 1939 to the present

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:

Subject Guide

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