Site Index Geography and Anthropology Dept. LSU
          Libraries LSU CIC CIC

Text Only Version

Resources Collections About CIC Resources Collections About CIC


Digital Maps Online

Disclaimer: Louisiana State University endeavors to maintain the accuracy of the information on its official electronic publications. The following links are to non-LSU sites and include information that is not directly approved by the University and does not necessarily reflect the views of the University.

Historical Maps and Charts

American Memory Project Map Collections - Library of Congress American Memory Project

U.S. Congressional Serial Set Maps - Provides pdf files of fragile, hard to locate Serial Set maps accessed by state and geographic location.  Access limited  to LSU students, faculty, and staff.

The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) - "Provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2010."

USGS Historical Topographic Maps - Including Louisiana and Mississippi

NOAA Historical Coastal and Mississippi River Charts - Choose "Louisiana" under "Select a State" or enter the chart number.

Louisiana Maps

Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development - Parish road maps

Louisiana Office of State Lands - Maps and information on state-owned land by parish, off-shore zones included

U. S. Department of Agriculture Soils Surveys for Louisiana - Downloadable PDFs of  the Parish Soil Survey books

Louisiana Floodplain Maps - Maps and information regarding floodplains in Louisiana provided by LSU Agcenter.

Louisiana Sanborn Fire Insurance maps - LOUIS database of  Sanborn maps of Louisiana cities. Access limited to LSU students, faculty, and staff.

Ecoregions of Louisiana - Louisiana "ecoregions as defined by phenomena including geology, physiography, vegetation, climate, soils, land use, wildlife, and hydrology." Provided by the EPA.

Coastal Plain Land Loss Mapping - Downloadable maps of land loss from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Web Site - Land loss maps

Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (RiskMAP) for Region VI - Flood studies for Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas from FEMA's RAMPP - Risk Assessment, Mapping, and Planning Partners.

RiskMAP for Caddo Parish - Interactive viewer with preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) and Effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) overlays.

RiskMAP for Jefferson Parish - Interactive viewer with preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) and Effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) overlays.

RiskMAP for Orleans Parish - Interactive viewer with preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) and Effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) overlays.

RiskMAP for Plaquemines  Parish - Interactive viewer with preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) and Effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) overlays.

RiskMAP for St. Bernard Parish - Interactive viewer with preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) and Effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) overlays.

RiskMAP for St. Charles Parish - Interactive viewer with preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) and Effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) overlays.

Map Viewers

Color Landform Atlas of the United States - U.S. state maps showing landforms with or without county boundaries

MapQuest Road Maps - View large scale U.S. street maps based on street address and zip code

The University of Texas at Austin, Perry-Castañeda Library - View CIA Maps, Maps in the News, world cities and countries

NOS Data Explorer - Access to many NOAA products, including bathymetry, coastal maps, environmental sensitivity index maps, aerial photographs, and more.

Earth Explorer - Query and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products through the U.S. Geological Survey.



US Maps

Map Locator and Downloader - Access USGS maps, search by key terms, address, zip code, or map click.

U. S. Department of Agriculture Soil Surveys for  the United States - Downloadable PDFs of  the County Soil Survey books

U. S. Department of Agriculture Web Soil Surveys - Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It has soil maps and data available online for more than 95 percent of the nation’s counties and anticipates having 100 percent in the near future. 

FEMA Flood Maps and dFIRMs - Nationwide collection of official digital flood insurance rate maps created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Environmental Sensitivity Maps - ESI maps provide a concise summary of coastal resources that are at risk if an oil spill occurs nearby.

Ecoregions of the United States - Ecoregions as defined by phenomena including geology, physiography, vegetation, climate, soils, land use, wildlife, and hydrology. Provided by the EPA.

Environemtal Protection Agency (EPA) Surf Your Watershed

Mississippi River tributaries from the National Atlas.

Cartographic Materials Citation Style Guides

Citing Maps - Web page from Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries with citation diagrams labeling the citation elements and illustrations of map types.

Recommended Best Practices in Citation of Cartographic Materials – Downloadable pdf from the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA).  Provides the basic citation form and many citation examples for maps, maps in publications, globes, aerial photographs, satellite imagery, GIS files, and other digital maps.


,






 
 
LSU
Please Contact: John M. Anderson, Map Librarian and Director, Cartographic Information Center
(225) 578-6247
Send Comments or Questions to: janders@lsu.edu
Copyright © 2004-2012. All Rights Reserved. Official Web Page of Louisiana State University.
Page last updated: 27-August-2013

 

Resources Collections About CIC

Resources Collections About CIC