Maps and Geography


Collection Statement

The Social Sciences and Humanities Library Map Collection houses maps, atlases and related research materials. The core collection of topographic maps worldwide is supplemented by topical maps, aerial photos, gazetteers, atlases and other mapping-related materials.

The holdings are complemented by the extensive nautical chart and earth science reference collections at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library, rare map holdings in the Mandeville Special Collections Library.

In addition to UCSD's holdings, qualified researchers can use this as a gateway to the major cartographic and spatial data resources of other UC map libraries and of map materials on the World Wide Web (via SAGE).


Key Resources for Maps and Geography

Online Map Collections

Topographic Maps

Air photos & Remote Sensing

Historic Maps

Local Maps


Course Materials


Contact Information

Michael L. Smith
Map Librarian
Social Sciences & Humanities Library
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, 0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Phone (858) 534-1248
Fax (858) 534-7548
mls003@ucsd.edu