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Finding Maps

Where to find maps for your research

Topographic Maps

Mount Holyoke's collection of USGS topographic maps (topos) belong to the Department of Geology and Geography (ask about these maps in the department office in room 304 in Clapp). This collection is distinctive in that it is a historic collection containing older editions of many of the same maps making possible comparisons over time. 

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Amherst College each maintain a current collection of US topographic maps. The library at Hampshire College has a CD-ROM version of the Massachusetts topos.

You can also view current topos online of the United States at and maps of New England and New York here: Historic USGS Maps of New England (University of New Hampshire).

Additional scanned images of USGS topos are available via the Internet:

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