Western Libraries

Electronic Maps and Atlases

The Map and Data Centre has a number of digital atlases and maps on CD/DVD-ROMs available for use within the library. Patrons may request the use of these electronic resources at the reference desk and may use an available workstation to browse the software. Available titles are organized by geography below.

For Geospatial (Geographic Information Systems) data available at the Map and Data Centre, please see the Geospatial Data page.

 

Canada

 

CanMatrix - Digital Topographic Maps of Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Free Public Access via Geogratis
Digital scanned copies of current 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 NTS sheets available for free public download. All sheets are rectified for use in GIS software.

Ecoregions of Saskatchewan
Canadian Plains Research Center, 1998
Call Number: EMA.CA.18
This CD ROM is one of four products that presents the Saskatchewan Ecological Land Classification perspective. It is also one of the Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan family of products. Requires Quicktime.

Elgin Landscape Strategy and Land Use and Stewardship Atlas
Elgin Stewardship Council, 2005
Call Number: EMA.CA.11
Provides coordination and direction for informing stakeholders about options for land stewardship in the county. Contains maps of “restoration potential” that identify the potential contribution of areas to meeting stewardship goals. Requires Adobe Reader.

Northwest Territories, Canada Digital Atlas
World Wildlife Fund Canada, 2002
Call Number: GD.CA.30
This 3 CD package contains 24 printable (11"x17") colour thematic maps of the Northwest Territories. Requires Adobe Reader. Also includes a wealth of geospatial data for use in GIS applications (more geospatial data info).
The Thames River Watershed Background Study
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, 1998
Call Number: EMA.CA.10
Background study conducted for the nomination of the Thames River Watershed under the Canadian Heritage Rivers System. Requires Adobe Reader.
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United States

 

Topo USA, version 6.0
Delorme, 2006
Call Number: EMA.US.02
Mapping software includes seamless 2D and 3D topographic coverage for the entire United States, includes a route finder tools and is fully compatible with GPS units. Can create customizable maps to print and share.
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North America

 

Costa Rica - 1:250,000 Vegetation Maps
Multiple Publishers, Various Years
Call Number: EMA.NA.02
A number of high resolution scanned maps showing vegetation in Costa Rica in JPEG and TIFF format.
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Africa

 

Atlas de la Province Extreme Nord Cameroun
Republique du Cameroun (MINREST), 2000
Call Number: EMA.AF.01
This CD-ROM contains all the information and maps that the paper version of the atlas also has (also in the map library of Utrecht University, signature: VII F.e.52). Requires Adobe Reader.

From Ancient Afryqah to Modern Africa
Afryqah ™, Ltd., 1999
Call Number: EMA.AF.02
Intended as a basic reference text, the disk provides full historical coverage to the present time of Africa's 53 sovereign states and 18 Dependent Territories. Two independent studies are included: An Introduction entitled Tracing Africa's Setting in the World from Ancient to Modern Times and Its Linkage to Country Placenames; and A treatise on The "Discovery" of Africa.
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Europe

 

Captured German Trench and Operations Maps from the National Archives
The Naval & Military Press Ltd., 2003
Call Number: EMA.EU.03
A selection of 192 large-scale maps of the various types of trench and operations maps used by German forces on the Western Front from 1916 to 1918.

Great Britain OS Landranger Premium Edition
Memory Map, 2005
Call Number: EMA.EU.02
Seamless 2D and 3D topographic and aerial photography coverage for England, Wales and Scotland, includes a route finder tools and is fully compatible with GPS units. Can create customizable maps to print.

The National Archives British Trench Map Atlas: The Western Front 1914-18
The Naval & Military Press Ltd., 2008
Call Number: EMA.EU.01
A selection of some 700 large-scale regular series trench maps with almost complete coverage of the British section of the Western Front in 1914-1918 war, from the North Sea at Nieuport in Belgium southwards to St. Quentin.
 
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World

 

A Gallery of Masters: Antique Maps
Planet Art, 1996
Call Number: EMA.WD.01
Contains 100 colour/black and white plates of ancient maps, with an accompanying index for reference. All images are royalty free. Requires Adobe Photoshop or other accessing software.
Annual Arctic Ice Atlas - Winter 2008
Environment Canada, 2008
Call Number: EMA.WD.03
This atlas is part of a continuing series of annual publications graphically depicting the mid-winter arctic ice conditions using satellite pictures and maps. This product is primarily prepared as a climate record of the mid-winter ice conditions and as a general interest document for arctic travelers.

Global GIS: A Digital Atlas of Planet Earth
United States Geological Survey (USGS) and American Geological Institute, 2001 - 2003
Call Number: GD.WD.02
Global GIS is a seven disc set (separated into large regions) which integrates a wide range of geologic, hydrologic, cultural, and social data for the regions. All data have been sutured across political boundaries for a seamless user experience for conducting map-based scale analyses. Contains a wealth of geospatial data for use in GIS applications (more geospatial data info).


Tactical Pilotage Charts (TPC)
LandInfo Worldwide, 1989 to 2001
Call Number: Ask reference desk
Set of 506 US Military 1:500,000 scale topographic maps in georeferenced raster GeoTIFF format. Can be used in conjunction with Geographic Information Systems or as stand-alone maps. This resource is only available to UWO faculty, students and staff.
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Universe

 

Atlas of Deimos: A Collection of Maps Based on Viking Images
Philip J. Stooke, University of Western Ontario, 1999
Call Number: EMA.U.03
The CD-ROM contains the following sets of maps: mosaics - 15 mosaics covering the surface of Deimos, each in TIFF, GIF and JPG format. sheets - the same mosaics in the same formats, with grid lines and annotations. (there is also a reduced-scale composite in globe-gore format which may be assembled into a globe, not perfectly shaped but interesting!) global - global photomosaics in the same formats showing Deimos in several map projections.

Atlas of Phobos: A Collection of Maps Based on Viking Images
Philip J. Stooke, University of Western Ontario, 1999
Call Number: EMA.U.02
The CD-ROM contains the following sets of maps: mosaics - 14 mosaics covering the surface of Phobos, each in TIFF, GIF and JPG format. sheets - the same mosaics in the same formats, with grid lines and annotations. (there is also a reduced-scale composite in globe-gore format which may be assembled into a globe, not perfectly shaped but interesting!) relief - global relief maps in the same formats showing Phobos in several map projections.

Planetary Maps: Miscellaneous
Philip J. Stooke, University of Western Ontario, 1999
Call Number: EMA.U.01
The CD-ROM contains the following sets of maps: 951 Gaspra: Galileo images of Gaspra, plus several maps made from them. 243 Ida: Galileo images of Ida, plus several maps made from them. 253 Mathilde: NEAR images of Mathilde, plus several maps made from them. Phobos: Mars Global Surveyor images of Phobos, plus maps made from Viking and Mariner 9 images. Deimos: Viking images of Deimos, plus maps made from Viking and Mariner 9 images. Epimetheus: Voyager images of Epimetheus, plus maps made from them. Amalthea: Voyager images of Amalthea (coming soon), plus maps made from them.

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