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Maps & Atlases

Information and resources about the UBC map collection.

On this page

In the boxes on this page, you will find additional resources on understanding and reading maps, the history of cartography, and other online mapping tools and resources.

Creating Your Own Map

Interested in creating or adapting your own map? There are tools and software in the UBC Data/GIS Lab in Room 218A Level 2 of Koerner Library. Computers are equipped with Esri ArcGIS Suite, SAFE FME, R Statistics and Data Analysis, SPSS, Stata Data Analysis and Statistical Software, StatTransfer Data Conversion, and Google Earth Pro. The computer lab in Room 217 also has some of this software available.

Resources for Understanding Maps and Cartography

Outline or Location Maps

Outline or location maps have very basic content (or sometimes none at all), and can be useful for projects, reports, or websites. Make sure you check the copyright statement on the website to make sure your purpose is permitted by the map creator(s).

Related Subject Guides

Books on Mapping