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Scientific Maps at the Library of Science & Medicine

Information on finding maps, with an emphasis on the Library of Science and Medicine and online collections.

NJ Topographic maps

LSM retains all 7.5' series topographic maps for the state of New Jersey. The most recently distributed editions are housed in map cabinet drawers separately from previously superseded maps. The collection includes maps from the 1940s through the 1980s, arranged by quadrangle name. The inventory of NJ topo maps is available on the library's web page, and includes a place name cross reference feature to aid in selection of the matching quadrangle(s).

The New Jersey Topographic Atlas (base maps and overlays) is cataloged and filed in the LC classed map cabinets  - LSM MAP G3810.1950.N4.

Sheet from the topographic atlas can also be downloaded from the Historical Publications site maintained by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

The Department of Geography at Rutgers University maintains a Topographic Map Download Depot with an index map of New Jersey topographic maps. 7.5' topos may be viewed or downloaded from this site.

NJ Thematic maps

Many New Jersey maps are cataloged and assigned a Library of Congress call number. They are filed in the map cases on the first floor of LSM, in the LSM MAP collection. Use the filters at the left of any QuickSearch results screen, to limit your search to Resource Type - Map and Library - LSM. Maps issued by the New Jersey Geological Survey are included in this collection.

The New Jersey map cases also house quadrangle centered aerial photographs, wetlands maps, geologic maps, flood prone area maps, hydrologic maps, and municipal street maps. These maps are not included in QuickSearch.

New Jersey state and county road maps are housed in the map index cabinet adjacent to the map cases. Current editions are available online from the N.J. Department of Transportation web page.


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