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* Earth and Environmental Sciences: Maps at UK

A guide providing suggested resources and other information for research on the topics and subtopics of Earth and Environmental Sciences

UK Libraries Map Guides

University of Kentucky Map Collection

The Map Collection is located on the 4th floor of the Science and Engineering Library.  Access to the collection is generally available M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.  You may call the Science and Engineering Library desk at (859) 257-0121 to make sure staff will be available to assist you before you arrive. 

Many of the materials are indexed in InfoKat Discovery.

Overview - The Map Collection includes approximately 242,000 paper maps and aerial photos. The following are examples of the types of cartographic materials found here.

  • Aerial photos of Kentucky counties
  • Current and historic Kentucky city, county, and state maps
  • Sanborn fire insurance maps of Kentucky cities
  • Digital images of historic Kentucky maps
  • Topographic maps of all 50 states
  • U.S. and international geologic maps
  • International topographic maps, mostly WWII era
  • U.S. and international nautical charts
  • U.S. Board on Geographic Names gazetteers
  • State, national, and thematic maps and atlases