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Government Documents

Government Documents, including federal, state, local and International documents.

Resources

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: 8th Floor

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

United States

U.S. Geological Survey
https://www.usgs.gov/

The National Map
http://nationalmap.gov/

Geologic Maps
http://nationalmap.gov/ustopo/

NOAA Office of Coast Survey Historical Map and Chart Collection
https://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/about.html

FEMA Flood Map Service Center
http://msc.fema.gov/portal

National Geographic printable quadrangles
http://www.natgeomaps.com/trail-maps/pdf-quads

Central Intelligence Agency
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/cia-maps-publications/

North Carolina

North Carolina Maps
http://www2.lib.unc.edu/dc/ncmaps/

Geologic Map of North Carolina
https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/energy-mineral-land-resources/north-carolina-geological-survey/ncgs-maps/1985-geologic-map-of-nc

North Carolina Geological Survey
https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/energy-mineral-land-resources/north-carolina-geological-survey

Historical quadrangles of North Carolina
http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/northcarolina/topo/index.html

Sanborn maps North Carolina
http://sanborn1.proquest.com/index.php

NC OneMap
http://www.nconemap.com/

World

CIA World Maps
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/cia-maps-publications