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Scientific Maps: New Jersey Maps at LSM

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 The most recently distributed editions are housed in map cabinet drawers separately from previously superseded maps.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.

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 Advanced Search feature,or the filters at the left of any results screen, to limit your search to Format - Map (and/or Atlas); Library - LSM; Sub-location - Map; and Geographic Subject - New Jersey to retrieve a list of maps in this collection. Maps issued by the New Jersey Geological Survey are included in this list.

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 the library catalog.

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.