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Using Maps & Atlases: Planetary Maps

This is a guide with information on maps and atlases at DePauw University Libraries.

Information on Digitized Planetary Maps

The following information and links will help users searching for maps that have information on the planets.  The Map Room in the Prevo Science Library has some (but not all) USGS planetary maps. 


Planetary maps are classified as Miscellaneous Investigations (I) and can be discovered in several ways: in browsing the links below (the maps have been digitized, but Prevo may have the paper copy), or by searching the USGS Publications Guide (an older edition is in the Map Room, green cover) or search the USGS Store link below. 


The Lunar and Planetary Institute has digitized and posted series of USGS planetary maps on their website:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/mapcatalog/
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/mars_maps/
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/venus_maps/
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/mercury_maps/

In addition, the USGS has digitized many of the planetary maps, even though they are not linked on the USGS Astrogeology program web site:

The easiest way to find maps of other planets is to search the USGS Store inventory:

http://store.usgs.gov

- On the left panel select "Maps" and then again on the left panel, scroll down to "Planets and Moons"
- Change the "Products Per Page" to 100, and there will be 8 pages, about 800 maps
- If the map is online, there will be a link from the store product record to the publications warehouse.