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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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How to Use this Guide

Use this guide to locate online map and cartographic materials. Similar items may be available in print at the Map Library. Check our catalog: KentLINK and contact us for more information.

This Home tab provides links to US and national coverage.

Ohio Maps & Data

  • Provides links to Ohio resources 

Online Imagery

  • Most imagery is digital and requires special software to view it.

Working with Online Imagery & Data

  • Quick links to downloadable software and videos on how to use it.

USGS Topographic Maps

The Map Library has all editions and years of the Topographic Maps at all scales, for the United States as well as the historical series for Ohio and many in the historical series for the United States.

Find your location with the tool below, and use the online version, or contact the Map Library with the quadrangle name and scale to locate the print copy.

  • USGS Map Locator & Dowloader
    Part of the USGS Store, this tool allows you find a location in all scales and editions of the USGS Topographic Map Series, including historical scales. Use the tool to view or download the images for free. The GeoPDF (US TOPO) series can be added as a base layer to a GIS system that reads the GeoPDF format.

National Geologic Map Database

The Map Library has most of the publications of the USGS including Geologic Maps. We also have most of the Ohio Geological Survey publications.

Use the tool below to locate your desired map and use the online version, or contact the Map Library with the quadrangle name, or report series and number and scale to locate the print copy.

Quadrangle/ Map Name

Report or Map Author

Report Series

Report Number

USGS Publications

Use USGS Publications search will help you to locate a publication on your topic. If you find a publication that is online, you can save or print it. If you would like to see the print report, contact the Map Library for the print copy with the following information:

Report Title

Report Author (other than USGS)

Report Series

Report Number

Any combination of these can help us locate your documents more quickly.

  • USGS Publications Search
    Use this search to find publications of the US Geological Survey for your topic. Use the advance search to identify both the state and a smaller geographic area for your topic. Many publications are online and available for printing or downloading.

Subject Librarian for Geography & Geology, Head Map Library

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Edith Scarletto
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Room 161
330-672-1674 (AM)

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410 McGilvrey Hall
330-672-2017 (PM)
Subject Librarian for:
Geography, Geology, Maps, GIS


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Michael Hawkins
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161 Main Library
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Kent, Ohio 44242

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