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Maps and Geospatial Resources

Getting Started

Many resources are available today for researching maps and geospatial resources. See the links to relevant electronic ones below. The library also holds collections of 7.5 and 15 minute USGS topographic maps of the region as well as other print map collections. These are located in the lower level “pit” area.  For more information contact a librarian at 541-885-1773 or libtech@oit.edu.

Other maps you may find useful are the campus map, maps to campus, and the library map.

The Shaw Historical Library also holds several map collections. For more information contact shawlib@oit.edu or 541.885.1686.

Regional Digital Resources- Oregon and the Klamath Basin

Oregon Explorer Map viewer
Build your own map of the state or an individual region by selecting the data or statistics you want to overlay.

DOGAMI (Oregon Department of Geology & Mineral Resources) homepage
A large collection of geographic and geological information and resources: use the yellow box to search maps, or browse the categories on the right side of the page.  Especially try the Geologic Data Compilation section.

Klamath Waters Digital Library
View USGS topo maps of the Klamath Basin with historical government land survey notes.

Digital Resources

GeoPlatform.gov: US Maps & Data
Billed as a "one-stop shop' it provides things like geographic data, imagery, applications, documents, web sites and other resources. Registration allows you to build and share maps and download data for analysis by GIS or viewer software.

USGS Store
Download topo maps for free! (may require loading free TerraGo software)

Fairly basic maps offered in a user-friendly platform. 

USGS Earth Explorer
A site that allows one to use USGS data to build maps on a Google Maps platform.

Western Illinois University Map Library: Online State Atlases
This site compiles links to static and interactive map sites for each state in the USA.

University of Oregon MAP (Map and Aerial Photo) Library: Online Maps page
A collection of static and interactive websites featuring maps and geographic information.

Purchasing Print Maps

Nature of the Northwest online store: maps section
Purchase printed topo maps, recreation maps, and more.

USGS Store
Purchase printed maps of many varieties.

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Last Updated: August 2010