Map Library Resources
ENVD 2003 Ecology & Design
This page will give you an introduction to online and print Map Library resources specific to ENVD 2003. This is not a comprehensive list; you will need to search for and use many other resources during this semester. This list will give you an idea of the types of helpful resources you will find in the Map Library.
For information about the University Libraries, tips on searching Chinook, and article databases specific to environmental design and architecture, see Library Research Methods for Environmental Design and Architecture.
Understanding & Using Maps
Use these links to learn more about scale, USGS topographic map symbols, important considerations in cartography, and other map-related basics.
Topographic Maps: A discussion about topographic maps including map symbols and how to read a topographic map. From the USGS.
Making Sense of Maps: Discusses the basics of map use from the perspective of maps as historical evidence. From History Matters.
Understand Maps, from About.com's Geography section
Clear articles about various aspects of maps, such as scale, latitude and longitude, and map projections. It is sometimes a chore to ignore the flashing ads on this site, but the content is great.
Selected Resources for ENVD 2003 Course Modules
We have chosen some examples of maps that might be useful for each one of your three modules: Ecology, Design and Planning, Ecology and Design Case Studies. These lists are not comprehensive; they are intended to give you an idea of how maps can help your research in each of these areas.
Online resources in this list are hyperlinked. Print resources can be found in the Map Library. There are many more print and online maps that will help you with your research. —Come visit us in the Map Library.
Air Shed and Air Pollution
Design & Planning
Boulder County and City of Boulder Web Resources
More online resources are linked from the Map Library web pages.
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