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Maps Research Guide

A compilation of print and online resources on how to locate and use maps.

Where to Go Next

This page provides additional map resources for research, citation, and the history of cartography and mapping the Northwestern United States.

Using Maps as Primary Sources

Print Resources about Maps and Cartography

Maps as Art

“There has always been art in cartography.  Maps by definition are utilitarian.  Cartographers have long known that deploying artistic skills and techniques can enhance a map’s effect.  Now the relationship between maps and art has swung around; artists are using maps to further their artistic purposes.  Artists have found in cartography a rich vein of concepts and imagery to mine.”  - Katharine Harmon, The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography


Additional Online Resources