Maps & GIS Collections

GIS Data Collection

GIS data sources can be found on our GIS Data Sources Guide.

See our guide to getting started with Geographic Information Systems and GIS data.

Map Collection

The map collection includes over 250,000 print maps and aerial photographs. The collection strengths are materials representing Texas, United States, and Central and South America. We have a large collection of topographic material from all regions of the world.  The collection includes historic and modern Brazos County aerial imagery, worldwide travel and recreation maps, political maps, outline and base maps, physical sciences maps, special category maps, and historical maps. We have holdings of foreign thematic maps, including a large selection of WWII era Army Mapping Service maps. Most maps are early 20th century to the present. A guide to frequently requested materials is available.

Loan Periods for maps:

Undergrads 2 weeks
Graduate Students 4 Weeks
Faculty & Staff 4 months
Community Users 2 weeks