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Map Resources: Home

Resources available on the web and through Purdue University Libraries

GIS Information

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

Purdue University Building Blueprints

Historic blueprints of campus buildings are housed in the office of the Physical Facilities Archives.

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:

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.

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 thirteen 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

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

Subject Guide

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