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Information about finding and describing maps including map scale, place names and digital data.

Where do I find maps?

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

Find maps online and/or in the:

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

Online resources

UQ Library and free resources are available online:

Map of Australia

Image courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Fires in Australia

Source: Fires in Northern Australia: NASA Earth Observatory. NASA images by Jeff Schmaltz. 2017