Category Archives: maps

New maps added this week: November 3-7, 2014

Stig Nygaard : Aerial view of Greenland seen from flight DL 0069 (Copenhagen - Atlanta).
Stig Nygaard : Aerial view of Greenland seen from flight DL 0069 (Copenhagen – Atlanta).

We added almost the complete set of Geologisk kort over Grønland last week!

Geologisk kort over Grønland (Geological map of Greenland)
Grønlands geologiske undersøgelse (The Geological Survey of Greenland)
G 3381 C5 S100 D4
60 Ø.1 Nord. Lindenow Fjord. 1998.
70 Ø.1 Nord. Hurry Inlet. 1981.
70 Ø.1 Syd. Kap Brewster. 1986.
70 Ø.2 Nord. Kap Leslie. 1980.
70 Ø.2 Syd. Vikingebugt. 1984.
70 Ø.3 Nord. Rødefjord. 1983.
70 Ø.4 Nord. Rolige Bræ. 1977.
70 Ø.4 Syd. Vestfjord. 1984.
71 Ø.1 Nord. Fleming Fjord. 1983.
71 Ø.1 Syd. Carlsberg Fjord. 1980.
71 Ø.2 Nord. Sydlige Stauning Alper. 1977.
71 Ø.2 Syd. Gurreholm. 1976.
71 Ø.3 Nord. Frederiksdal. 1975.
71 Ø.3 Syd. Renland. 1976.
71 Ø.4 Nord. Charcot Land. 1975.
71 Ø.4 Syd. Krummedal. 1975.
81 Ø Nord. J.C. Christensen Land. 1986.
82 Ø Nord. Nordkronen. 1986.
82 Ø Syd. Wandel Dal. 1986.
83 Ø Syd. Harder Fjord. 1986.

60 V.1 Nord. Nunarssuit. 1967.
60 V.1 Syd. Nanortalik. 1973.
60 V.3 Nord. Søndre Sermilik. 1996.
61 V.1 Nord. Neria. 1975.
61 V.2 Nord. Midternæs. 1974.
61 V.3 Syd. Narssarssuaq. 1973.
62 V.1 Nord. Bjørnesund. 1985.
62 V.1 Syd. Nerutussoq. 1976.
62 V.2 Syd. Nigerdlikasik. 1976.
63 V.1 Nord. Buksefjorden. 1983.
63 V.1 Syd. Grædefjord. 1982.
63 V.2 Nord. Kangiata Nuna. 1981.
63 V.2 Syd. Sinarssuk. 1980.
64 V.1 Nord. Fiskefjord. 1989.
64 V.1 Syd. Qôrqut. 1984.
64 V.2 Nord. Ivisârtoq. 1988.
65 V.2 Syd. Isukasia. 1987.
67 V.1 Nord. Agto. 1984.
68 V.2 Nord. Ikamiut. 2006.
68 V.1 Syd. Kangaatsiaq. 2004.
68 V.2 Nord. Kangersuneq. 2005.
69 V.1 Nord. Mellemfjord. 1987.
69 V.1 Syd. Uiffaq. 2000.
69 V.2 Nord. Pingu. 2001.
69 V.3 Nord. Ataa. 1995.
70 V.1 Nord. Agatdal. 1974.
70 V.1 Syd. Qutdligssat. 1976.
70 V.2 Nord. Agpat. 1987.
71 V.1 Nord. Svartenhuk. 1991.
71 V.1 Syd. Igdlorssuit. 1983.
73 V.1 Syd. Tasiussaq. 1984.
74 V.1 Nord/Syd. Kuvdlorssuaq. 1985.
70 Ø.2 Nord, Kap Leslie ; 70 Ø.3 Nord, Rødefjord Text. 1988
71 Ø.2 Nord, Sydlige Stauning Alper ; 71 Ø.3 Nord, Frederiksdal Text. 1980
71 Ø.4 Nord, Charcot Land ; 71 Ø.4 Syd, Krummedal Text. 1982
61 V.1 Nord, Neria ; 61 V.2 Nord, Midternæs Text. 1990
63 V.1 Nord, Buksefjorden Text. 1983
64 V.1 Syd, Qôrqut Text. 1993
68 V.1 Nord, Ikamiut ; 68 V.1 Syd, Kangaatsiaq Text. 2010

Internationale hydrogeologische Karte von Europa (International Hydrogeological Map of Europe)
International Association of Hydrogeologists

Plate Boundary Model PB2002
Peter Bird
G 3201 C55 2003 B5

Mining and Mineral Processing Operations and Significant Mineral Deposits
Australian Mining Industry Council
G 8961 H1 1987 A8

New maps added this week for October 20-24, 2014, from Oregon to the Rains down in Africa

Cartes des Pluies Annuelles en Afrique, IRD
Cartes des Pluies Annuelles en Afrique, IRD

Geologo-strukturnai︠a︡ karta s ėlementami neotektoniki, Mongolʹskai︠a︡ Narodnai︠a︡ Respublika
G 7896 C55 S1000 A4 K-47-M-50 GEOL MAPS

Geologic Map of Oregon
Compiled by G.W. Walker and P.B. King, U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
G 4291 C5 1967 W3 GEOL MAPS

Carte des pluies annuelles en Afrique (Annual rainfall map of Africa)
IRD, Institut de recherche pour le développement
G 8201 C88 2012 I5 GEOL MAPS

New Maps added this week, from Mississippi Delta to Mongolia : October 17-20, 2014

International Geological Map of Asia, Scale 1:5,000,000, CGMW
International Geological Map of Asia, Scale 1:5,000,000, CGMW

We have some new geological and hydrogeological maps this week:

Black Bay 30 x 60 Minute Geologic Quadrangle

Mississippi River Delta 30 x 60 Minute Geologic Quadrangle

International Geological Map of Asia
G 7401 C5 2013 C6 SHEET 1-12 GEOL MAPS

Geological map of South America, 1979
G 5201 C5 1979 M47 ROLLED GEOL MAPS

Mongolyn gidrogeologiĭn zurag 1:1,000,000 (Hydrogeological map of Mongolia 1:1,000,000)
G 7896 C3 S1000 Z4 K-47-M-50 GEOL MAPS

Geologic Maps of Turkey = Türkiye jeoloji haritaları

Isparta, TurkeyWe acquired an incredible collection of several Turkish Geological Maps this summer. Thank you to Liz Catlos and her students for the time and effort it took to collect these maps and have them delivered to us!

And this week we finally finished cataloging and processing them, so you can now peruse them in the stacks at your leisure. Included are geological surveys, landslide inventories, and active fault inventories.

You Are Here: ¡Viva Tequila!

You Are Here ¡Viva Tequila!

Event: “You Are Here: ¡Viva Tequila!” This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

When: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4.

Where: Benson Latin American Collection, Sid Richardson Hall (SRH) 1.108, The University of Texas at Austin.

Background: The University of Texas Libraries, along with the University of Texas Press, is presenting an event highlighting the historic maps of Mexico’s agave-rich western region contained in the collections of the Benson Latin American Collection.

Terroir meets territory as the second installment in the Libraries’ cartography series — “You Are Here: ¡Viva Tequila!” — focuses on the crossroads of historic and contemporary culture of Mexico and its tequila.

Lucinda Hutson, author of the UT Press-published ¡Viva Tequila!, will talk about the history of the region and the rise of Mexico’s most notable contribution to the world of distilled spirits, and attendees will view historical maps of Mexico from the Benson’s collection to help place the story of tequila into geographical context.

Where in the World Contest : August 2013

Earth PuzzleIdentify a mystery photo and win a mystery gift certificate! Visit the Geology Library and look at the photo on our bulletin board.

Send your answer to

To be eligible to win, you must be a UT student. In the case of a tie, the most detailed answer, including place names, formation names, coordinates, or description of the imagery, will win. Deadline is September 9, 2013.

We’ll offer a “where in the world” mystery image contest once a month.

An earthworm for a bookworm

Worm’s-eye views is a Library of Congress cartographic materials genre term. In terms of drafting, photography, and cinema, a worm’s-eye view offers the perspective of the world as seen from the ground.

Although worm could refer to many creatures, even to ancient serpents or dragons, I most often think of the earthworm. Earthworms do not even have eyes- they have photoreceptors. Maybe I unfairly stereotype earthworms as creatures that exist and toil with no interest in their marvelous nature nor in their important role in the cycle of life. So how would a worm gain a gloriously unique perspective of insight and beauty?

Your stars, they wound me

Astrobleme, or star wound, is a vivid synonym for impact structure. I came across this term in Philippe Bouysse’s Explanatory Notes for the Geological Map of the World.

Bouysse also included this quote on the title pages:

«Ce qui est simple est toujours faux. Ce qui ne l’est pas est inutilisable.» Paul Valéry (Mauvaises pensées et autres, 1942)

Geological map of the world sheet 1