Maps & Geospatial Data


  • Paper maps and atlases
  • Tangible air photos
  • Digital maps and geospatial data sources on CD-ROM and DVD
  • Links to both commercial and freely available maps and data
  • Historical digital maps and atlases

Many, but not all, of the above resources can be found through the UNH library catalog or these specialized databases.

Where Are Maps & Air Photos Located?

The Class of 1943 Map Room

  • Located on Level 3 (Main Floor) of Dimond Library
  • Map Room maps only circulate to UNH faculty and staff; air photos do not circulate
  • Most map collections may be browsed; use of air photos requires assistance
  • One public-access workstation is available

Other Map & Geospatial Data Locations

  • Circulating maps and atlases are in the regular stacks and the government documents collection
  • Non-circulating atlases are in the Dimond Library reference collection, near the Map Room
  • CD-ROMs and DVDs may be requested from at the Research Center; most of these circulate

Geospatial Software

  • Google Earth and topographic map software is available on the Government Information computer near the Research Center desk in Dimond Library
  • ArcGIS is available for use by UNH students, faculty, and staff on cluster computers
  • Additional software is available on Geospatial Services Center computers

Library Services

Map Reference Services

Ask a Librarian if you would like help searching for maps or geospatial data.

Geospatial Reference Services

  • Assistance with geospatial software is limited to helping patrons find specific data layers and evaluate them for suitability for specific uses
  • Work with patrons by appointment with ArcGIS, ArcView, Google Earth and some other geospatial products; ArcGIS and ArcView are only available for non-commercial uses
  • Additional assistance is available at the Geospatial Services Center

Other Services

  • Faculty may make arrangements for classes to meet in the Map Room for specific assignments.
  • Faculty may make specific materials available for student use in the Map Room outside of class.
  • You may recommend purchase for items not already in our collection.
  • The ESRC Poster Printing Service in Morse Hall is available to the UNH community and the public for fee-based printing of larger-sized maps.