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EAPS Map Room

Location:EAPS Library,Rm.2253,CIVL {enter through Library, room 2215}
Phone: (765)494-0202
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Curator: Terry Wade

  • The Collection
  • Aerial Photographs of Indiana
  • Purdue Campus Map
PURDUE CAMPUS in 3D on GoogleEarth
  • Map Room Floorplan

Geoscience Book & Map Prices & Dealers (by Linda Zellmer, Indiana Univ.)

The Collection
The Purdue Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Map Room contains over 200,000 maps.  We are a DEPOSITORY for:
US Geological Survey (USGS)
Indiana Geological Survey(IGS)
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency(formerly: NIMA; Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic/Topo. Center (DMAH/TC))
National Ocean Service (NOS)
National Geographic Society (NG)
Natural Resources Canada

(We are the only Canadian maps depository in the state of Indiana.)

We also have over 150,000 aerial photographs.

Aerial Photographs of Indiana database

We also have the FIRST original aerial photographs ever taken anywhere!  They are of the Wabash River Valley, taken in 1929.  (non-circulating)
Digital copy: Wabash River Valley, aerial photographs, 1929

Gazetteers, Latitude and Longitude:

Online Map Links:



Tippecanoe County, INDIANA, Geographic Information Services

Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Geology

Tippecanoe County, INDIANA, ground-water levels and water-quality samples

Tippecanoe County Engineering Soils Map (1963)

Wabash River Heritage Corridor Commission - to help local communities preserve, enhance, and interpret for educational and inspirational benefit the unique and significant natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources of the Wabash River Heritage

Wabash River Valley Aerial Photos, 1929 - digital scans of the "Mosiac of Wabash River, Indiana: Terre Haute to Logansport". Taken by the US Army Corps of Engineers, these are the very first aerial photos ever taken for commercial use. INTRODUCTION and MAPS
see: Stereoscopic Phototopographic Mapping, by C.H. Birdseye, Annals of the Assoc. of Amer. Geographers, v.30, pg.11, 1940. Original PRINT volumes are located in the Map Room.




  • UT Library Online
  • Odden's Bookmarks-The Fascinating World of Maps and Mapping(metasite)-excellent!!
    • Classic in the world of geography not only for providing links to map resources, but links to the entire world of cartography and geography. Select Browse, then Maps and Atlases and choose the type you want to find. There are 5,914 Electronic Atlases and 149 in the Online Map Creating category.*
  • Outline Maps
  • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - Univ. of Texas at Austin - electronic access to approximately 4,000 maps for all regions of the world. Maps cover mostly the 19th and 20th centuries though some represent time periods as far back as 980 C.E.*
  • World Atlas
  • World of Maps - Digital maps and GIS on the Internet - and how to find them; links to catalogs of map holdings, map collections and map archives, map curatorship and map history, map institutions, map events and many others ....
  • Yahoo Maps - Yahoo's contribution to street mapping with a similar interface and features as the other sites. This is the only street mapping site that contains detailed Canadian maps.*

*Description  by Brenda Mathenia (

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