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Earth Sciences

An overview of resources to support study and research in the areas of Geochemistry, Geomicrobiology, Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Computational Geoscience, Exploration Geophysics, Tectonics, Geodynamics, Petrology, Volcanology and more ...

Where do I find maps?

Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

All maps, atlases and digital map data held by the University of Queensland Library are listed in Library Search. Maps are available in several formats including:

  • Printed sheets or atlases
  • Digital data either on electronic databases or via the Internet

Map types - 

  • Cadastral - boundary and survey maps
  • Topographic - terrain and physical landscape
  • Geological - topographic maps with geological features including mineral resources, soil, bedrock, strata 
  • Census - population and housing
  • Administrative including Electoral and Local Government
  • Historical - any of the above
  • Bathymetric - map of underwater terrain

You will find maps online and/or in the:

  • Central Library
  • Architecture and Music Library
  • Fryer Library
  • Gatton Library
  • Library Warehouse (off-site storage of maps)

How to find a map in the Library

To find a map in the Library on a particular subject or location use Library Search. Include the location and the word "map" in your search:

Example:  geolog* map Australia

Run your search.  For improved results filter by Content type > Maps

To find a map with a particular scale include the scale in the search option:

Example: geolog* Australia map 1 000 000

Online mapping resources