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Geography Research Guide

Journal databases and selected other data sources


Government Maps

  • Our collection emphasizes North Carolina and the South, with political and road maps for every state.  We also have World maps and geologic maps.
  • We have 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles for North Carolina and the surrounding states.
  • Most maps are received through the U.S. depository from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Central Intelligence Agency.  A few maps such as city street maps and state road maps are purchased from independent map vendors.
  • The map collection is arranged geographically and by type of map.

Location: 3rd Floor

Maps of the Charlotte area before 1960 are available on the 10th floor in Special Collections.

U.S. Maps

North Carolina Maps

World Maps