Welcome to the Cartographic Information Center (CIC)
The Cartographic Information Center is part of
the Department of Geography and Anthropology under the College of
Humanities & Social Sciences of Louisiana State University.
The Center, which is open to the general public, maintains a collection
consisting of two main parts, material owned by the Department of
Geography and Anthropology, and the GPO Federal Depository material
housed under a selective
housing agreement with the Regional Depository
Library in Middleton library. The material in the Cartographic
Information Center consists of maps, aerial photographs, globes,
journals, monographs, slides, and atlases. Patrons using the
collection include the faculty and students in the Department of
Geography and Anthropology and from other geoscience departments
(Geology and Geophysics, as well as the Coastal Studies Institute).
Beyond the geosciences, the Center serves many patrons from the College
of Design and the greater Louisiana State University community as well
as local businesses, Louisiana state agencies, and the general public.
NEW! ! !
Download Page for Hurricane Response
Assumption Parish Sinkhole Page
A page with links to the most recent, 2012
topographic maps and a portion of a map showing the salt domes and
faults in Assumption Parish is available.
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We post interesting cartographic information in various forms for our
members to enjoy. It's just another great way to engage with the Map
Post-Hurricane Aerial Photograph Collections!
Please contact us to request
any of the frames in these new collections.
Audrey (1957) struck the Louisiana - Texas border in June,
killing hundreds and displacing tens of thousands with high winds and
an unexpectedly early landfall. The CIC post-Hurricane Audrey
collection now contains 625 frames of the Louisiana and Texas coasts,
taken by the U.S. Navy. Click here to view the flight lines of the post-Hurricane
Audrey aerial photographs.
Hurricane Carla (1961)
struck the Texas coastline near Port Lavaca, north of Corpus Christi in
September. The storm predates the Saffir-Simpson scale, but is widely
considered one of the strongest hurricanes to ever make landfall in
Texas. The CIC post-Hurricane Carla collection now contains 1,693
frames of the Louisiana and Texas coasts taken by the U.S. Navy in
October 1961. Click here to view the flight lines of the post-Hurricane
Carla aerial photographs.
A digital collection of historical aerial
photographs of Baton Rouge from 1934 is now available. These aerial
photgraphs provide a view of the recently constructed State Capitol
Building (completed in March, 1932) and the Baton Rouge campus of LSU
(dedicated April 30, 1926).
representation of the CIC's collection development efforts is now
available. For further information about the collection efforts of the
CIC, please read our Collection
Effective August 2, 2004 aerial photograph
users not affiliated with LSU will be charged an Access Fee. Please
read the Access Fee Policy
for more information.
Fax and E-mail requests for aerial photograph
selection and scanning will be accepted starting August 2, 2004. Please
read the Off Site
Researcher Policy for more information.
Appointments are required to use the Aerial
Photograph Collection. Please read the Public Service Policy for