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Geography

A guide to books, articles and resources for the Discipline of Geography

Print Books

Print books dealing with Geography can be found in the following areas in the library:

  • Geography - Subclass G, (located on the 6th floor.)
  • Mathematical Geography - Subclass GA, (located on the 6th floor.)
  • Physical Geography - Subclass GB, (located on the 6th floor.)
  • Oceanography - Subclass GC, (located on the 6th floor.)
  • Environmental Sciences - Subclass GE, (located on the 6th floor.)
  • Human Ecology (Anthrogeography) - Subclass GF, (located on the 6th floor.)

Floorplan of the 6th floor of the University Library, with colored blocks representing the bookshelves.

Contents of the Cal Poly Pomona Map Collection (6th Floor)

 

FLAT MAPS IN THE DRAWERS OF THE MAP CABINETS:

WORLD:

  •  World Map Group 1:250 000 (oversize)
  •  Maps of Countries Group
  •  Historical Maps
  •  Maps from the National Geographic magazine 1950 – current 
  •  Oceans – Small Scale Maps
  •  Special collection of maps in Spanish – Mexico and Central America

UNITED STATES:

 

  • Earthquake Faults
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Geologic, Tectonic, Basement Rock maps
  • Physiographic Features
  • National Parks, Monuments, etc.
  • Economic/Socio/Political Information
  • Topographic, USGS,  1:250 000 Group
  • Topographic Maps of Western States, USGS, 1:24 000
  • Arizona – Mexico Border Air Photo Series, 1:25 000
  • USGA/DMA  1:50 000 – 15 Min Maps

CALIFORNIA

 

  •  Census Tracts - 1970, 1980, 1990     
  •  California Topographic, USGS, Metric 1:100 000
  •  California Topographic, USGS, Metric 1:25 000
  •  Topographic Maps, USGS, 1:24 000
  •  California Rivers
  •  Surface Management & Minerals Management, by quadrangle
  •  Pacific Coast Ecological Inventory
  •  7.5 Minute series – Orthophotoquad maps of California
  GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA:

 

  •  Street, Aero photo maps, points of interest, boundaries, and recreation
  •  Economic/Business information
  •  Socio/Political Information
  •  Ethnic Groups 
SAN DIEGO/SAN FRANCISCO/SACRAMENTO AREA and RAISED RELIEF MAPS:

 

  • California  1:250 000
  • Grand Canyon  1:250 000
  • Hawaiian Islands  1:250 000

CATALOGED MAP SETS 

  • American Revolution, 1775-1783; Declassified D-Day battle map; Fault activity map of California and adjacent areas

BOXED MAP COLLECTION

  • Folded road maps for Southern California, the U.S. states, and selected world cities and regions of interest to travelers: [In boxes numbers 1 – 17]
  • USGS Geologic Investigations Series:   [In boxes numbers A-1 and A-2]
  • California Division of Mines and Geology:  [In boxes numbered B through H]