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Map and Aerial Photograph Collections

Map Collection Highlights

Access to the Map Collection
Many maps can be located through the OneSearch (select Fresno State - Books & Media) however, individual sheets in most topographic series are not listed. All maps will be retrieved for you at the Maps desk. Most maps can be borrowed for use outside the library.

Topographic Maps, including:
   •  Current quadrangles in the 1:24,000 (7.5') topographic map series for the 19 western states
      (from North Dakota south to Texas and west).
   •  Older editions of the 1:24,000 quadrangles for California
   •  1:62,500 (15') quadrangles for many states;
   •  Other California historical topographic map series:
      we have many sheets from the 31,680 (7.5'), 125,000 (30'), and 250,000 (60') scale series.
   •  United States at 1:1,000,000, 1:250,000 and 1:100,000
   •  Historical USGS 1:31,680 Topos of Fresno County
       Digitized topos in the Madden Library e-collections

   •  Mexico: large scale series
   •  U.S. Defense Mapping Agency/Army Map Service: WWII-era maps of many areas of the world
 

Maps of Other Countries
We have maps of most countries and regions of the world.
These can be found via OneSearch (select Fresno State - Books & Media)

Geologic Maps, including:
   •  USGS map series including: 
      • •  Geophysical Investigations (GP)
      • •  Geologic Quadrangles (GQ)
      • •  Geologic Investigations (I)
      • •  Hydrologic Investigations (HA)
      • •  Miscellaneous Field Studies (MF)
      • •  Mineral Resource Investigations (MR)
      USGS Series in the Madden Library lists location, call numbers and finding tips.
   •  California Geological Survey (CGS, formerly Division of Mines & Geology) maps including: 
      • •  Geologic maps of California
      • •  Bouguer gravity maps
      • •  Map Sheet series
      • •  Seismic Hazard Maps
      • •  Alquist-Priolo Fault Maps
      CGS Series in the Madden Library lists location, call numbers and finding tips.
   •  Dibblee Foundation geologic maps
   •  Geological Society of America maps
More about Geologic Maps

Nautical Charts and Bathymetric Maps (Not for Navigational Purposes: these are all older editions), including:
   •  Charts for foreign waters U.S. from U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
      formerly National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)
      Most are listed in the library catalog:  1st floor, Maps vertical G3201 .P5
   •  NOAA charts listed in catalogs 2 (Pacific Coast), 3 (Alaska), and 5 (U.S. Bathymetric and Fishing Maps)
      Most are listed in the library catalog: 1st floor, Maps vertical G3692 .P2 no. ____ 

Aeronautical Charts (Not for navigational purposes: these are all older editions)
   •  Operational Navigation Charts, 1:1,000,000
      • •  only a few are listed in the library catalog: 1st floor, Maps vertical G3200 s100 .U54 ONC-
            ask at the Maps desk for help identifying other sheets
   •  Tactical Pilotage Charts, 1:500,000
      • •  only a few are listed in the library catalog: 1st floor, Maps vertical G3200 s500 .U55 TPC-
            ask at the Maps desk  for help identifying other sheets
   •  World Aeronautical Charts, 1:1,000,000

      1st floor, Maps vertical G3701 .P6 s1000 .N3 (21 sheets)
   •  Sectional Aeronautical Charts, 1:500,000
      1st floor, Maps vertical G3701.P6 s500 .U5 (54 sheets)

Maps in Special Collections

Special Collections (4th floor, south wing of the library) 
Historical maps and atlases of pre-1900 California and pre-1915 Fresno.
Many of these can be found through OneSearch (Books & Media)