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Environmental and Geoscience Maps

The Map Collection contains numerous state, federal, and international thematic maps, atlases and guides in the environmental and geosciences, including soil surveys, land use, tectonics, geology, hydrology, glaciology, seismology, mineralogy, climatology, biogeography, ecosystems, agriculture, and forestry.

USGS geologic and hydrologic quadrangles are located in the Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library (ISEL).
http://www.library.umass.edu/libraries/intscien.html

See also the Geosciences research guide.  Libraries, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
http://guides.library.umass.edu/subjectguides

 

Additional Environmental and Geoscience maps resources:

Boston Subsurface Project.  Explores the relationship between Boston history, soil, and buildings, since 1775,. Tufts University
http://bostonsoil.atech.tufts.edu/

Climate System Research Center. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
http://www.geo.umass. /climate/

Connecticut River Homepage. Ed Klekowski and Libby Klekowski, University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Biology, history and geology of New England's longest river.
http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/conn.river/

Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst home
http://www.geo.umass.edu/
and research sites
http://www.geo.umass.edu/research.html

Dynamic Digital Maps. Christopher D. Condit, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Geoscience thematic maps with linked photo icons, map symbols, and site images.
http://ddm.geo.umass.edu/

Earth Science Information Office.  University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Provides various types of maps and other cartographic information, including aerial photographs and space images available from federal, state, and local governmental agencies, and from private sources.

http://www.umass.edu/tei/esio/

Earthshots.  USGS satellite images of environmental Change.
http://earthshots.usgs.gov/tableofcontents

Eastern Region Geography. USGS
http://egsc.usgs.gov/

Envirolink. Online environmental resources.
http://www.envirolink.org/

Geography.  USGS.
http://geography.usgs.gov/

Geology.  Energy and mineral resources, volcanoes, landslides, earthquakes, geomagnetism, global science networks, landscape, astrogeology, geologic mapping, earth science dynamics, coastal and marine geology.  Real time hazard information, geologic data explorer.  USGS
http://geology.usgs.gov/

Massachusetts Resource Identification Project (MRIP). GIS based natural resource identification and preservation project.
http://www.mass.gov/mgis/mrip.htm

Massachusetts Wildlife Maps and Atlases
http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/habitat/maps/maps.htm

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
http://www.nasa.gov/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Space Administration (NOAA)
http://www.noaa.gov/

National Geologic Map Database.  USGS.  Geology, hazards, earth resrources, geophysics, geochemistry, geochronology, paleontology, and maringe geology.
http://ngmdb.usgs.gov

National Geomagnetism Program.  USGS.
http://geomag.usgs.gov/

National Geophysical Data Center.  NOAA.  Earth observations from space, space weather and solar events, bathymetry and global relief, marine geology and geophysics, natural hazards, geomagnetic models and data.
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/

Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Soil surveys and natural disaster response maps.  United States Department of Agriculture.
http://soils.usda.gov/

Office of Geographic Information and Analysis.  University of Massachusetts Amherst
http://www.umass.edu/tei/ogia/

Office of the Massachusetts State Geologist:  Extensive geoscience map links
http://www.geo.umass.edu/stategeologist/

A Tapestry of Time and Terrain; the union of two maps, geology and topography.  USGS.
http://tapestry.usgs.gov/

UN Environmental Program Maps and Graphics
http://maps.grida.no/

USGS Image Collections.
http://www.usgs.gov/science/science.php?type=theme&term=575

UN Atlas of the Oceans.
http://www.oceansatlas.com/index.jsp

Woods Hole Science Center. Marine studies maps for Massachusetts coast and ocean areas.
http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov

 

Last Edited: 26 September 2012