EMPA Orientation to Library Resources: Maps

Overview of Library & Research Materials for EMPA candidates.

Maps at PSU

The PSU library has a substantial maps collection, the full details of which can be found here. The collection includes:

  • Aeronautical Charts
  • Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.) Maps
  • Census Maps
  • Central Intelligence Agency Maps
  • Defense Mapping(DMA) Maps
  • Forest Service
  • Nautical Charts
  • Thematic Maps
  • U.S.G.S. Geologic Maps
  • U.S.G.S. Topographic Maps
  • Oregon Flood Insurance
  • Portland and Metro Maps
  • Travel Maps

Map Locations

We keep maps in three areas: Basement, on-site storage, and in the off-site annex.  

Topography Maps, Census Maps, and Portland/Oregon maps are kept in a public area of the library basement.

Government agency maps, world maps, nautical maps, and relief maps are in on-site storage and can be requested through the library catalog (example).

Oversized maps, geologic quadrangle maps, scientific investigation maps, fuel study maps are in off-site storage and can be requested through the library catalog (example).

Maps Online