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Louisiana State University, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Cartographic Information Center

Welcome to the Cartographic Information Center (CIC)!

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, the Basin Research Institute, and 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 for 2018! ! !
  US Topo Download Page for Emergency Response

Like us on Facebook! We post interesting cartographic information in various forms for our members to enjoy. It's just another great way to engage with the Map Library!

New Post-Hurricane Aerial Photograph Collections! 

Please contact us to request any of the frames in these new collections.
Hurricane 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 collection now contains 393 frames of the Louisiana and Texas coasts, taken by the U.S. Navy. 

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 collection now contains 1,693 frames of the Louisiana and Texas coasts taken by the U.S. Navy in October 1961.


A graphical 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 Development Policy.

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 more information.



Please Contact: John M. Anderson, Map Librarian and Director, Cartographic Information Center
(225) 578-6247
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