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What is the Maps Collection?

The Maps Collection is a component of Government Documents in the TTU Library and the Federal Regional Depository Program. As part of this program, the Collection houses maps from the United States Geological Survey, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (formerly NIMA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Central Intelligence Agency, and other federal agencies. The focus of the Maps Collection is Lubbock, the South Plains, Texas and supports the Texas Tech curriculum. There are over 70,000 maps and 1,600 atlases in the collection.

What is in the Map Collection?

The TTU Map Collection includes atlases, gazetteers, cataloged maps, globes, geographic reference works, as well as some travel information. The Collection provides cartographic materials in the world, individual continents, countries, regions, states, counties and cities. In addition, subject maps cover such areas as topography, geology, history, and vegetation. Government agencies produce topographic, geologic, hydrographic maps and aeronautical charts. There is also material from other international mapping agencies and the State of Texas, along with materials from commercial map publishers, such as Michelin, Rand McNally and DeLorme.

The Collection also includes a set of small photo-reproducible maps suitable for various class assignments. There is also a file of maps and supporting brochures for most state and county parks in Texas, as well as varying amounts of tourist information on other states. ArcGIS and ArcView GIS software are loaded on all public access terminals.

TTU Libraries are not responsible for the content of external sources. For questions about this page, contact: Tom Rohrig, Associate Librarian at tom.rohrig@ttu.edu or (806) 742-2238 x280.