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Featured Maps! Land Use, Land Cover and Vegetation

Theme for the week:  Land Use, Land Cover and Vegetation

Date:  December 2-20, 2019

Do you ever wonder what the other side of the world looks like? There could be a huge difference between what you see outside your window and what someone sees when they are states away or countries away.  There could be an abundance of urban built-up, massive forests, large bodies of water, plains, or mountains!

For this feature we will be exhibiting land use and land cover maps. Land use refers to how communities are utilizing the land, while land cover indicates the physical land type. The land use maps for this feature will be displaying information about urban built-up, industrial areas, orchards, nurseries, crops grown by the season and many other categories. The land cover maps display information about different types of deserts, forests, savannas, woodlands, wetlands, grasslands, and more.

The maps featured will include Burma, Canada, China, the Congo, Europe, the United States, and Vietnam. Make sure to stop by the Map Collection room for this feature and learn more about land use and land cover!

Come to the Map Collection and look for this sign:


Title:  République Démocratique du Congo : occupation du sol, 1:3,000,000

by:  Université catholique de Louvain

Call Number:  MAP G8651.D2 2006 .V3, with Explanatory Text

Title:  Land cover of Canada

by:  Canada Centre for Remote Sensing

Call Number:  G3401.G4 1999 .C2 (Aerial Photograph)

Title:  Seasonal land cover region

by:  EROS Data Center

Call Number:  MAP G3701. D2 1993 .E7

Title:  Land cover of Illinois

by:  Luman, Donald E.,

Call Number:  MAP G4101.D2 1996 .L8

Title:  Land use and land cover, state of Alabama

by:  University of Alabama. Cartographic Laboratory

Call Number:  G3971.G4 1985 .L4

Title:  Hong Kong vegetation map = Xianggang zhi bei tu

by:  World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong

Call Number:  MAP G7823.H45D2 1993 .W6, Sheet 1 & 2

Title:  Wisconsin land cover interpreted from satellite imagery

by:  Wisconsin Initiative for Statewide Cooperation on Landscape Analysis and Data

Call Number:  MAP G4121.G4 1999 .W4

Title:  Crop growing season map of South Viet-Nam

by:  McColm, George L.

Call Number:  MAP G8021.C8 1969 .U5

Title:  Naturnahe Bodenbeckung, die Erde, Massstab 1:26 000 000

by:  Kartographischer Verlag Wagner

Call Number:  MAP G3201.D2 1982 .K3

Title:  Burma land cover-land use association : based on computer tape analysis of Landsat date Jan. 26, Feb. 14, Dec. 18, 1973, Jan. 5 & 25, Feb. 11, 1974 and Feb. 16, 1975

by:  World Bank. Economic and Resource Division

Call Number:  MAP G7721.G4 1976 .W6

Title:  Great Britain : vegetation

by:  Great Britain. Ordnance Survey

Call Number:  G5741.D2 1945 .G7 no.1

Title:  Vegetation map of Tongariro National Park, North Island, New Zealand

by:  Atkinson, I. A. E

Call Number:  MAP G9082.T6D2 1981 .A7

Title:  The geographic face of the nation–land cover

by: Geological Survey (U.S.)

Call Number:  G3701.D2 2002 .G3  (Aerial Photograph)

Title:  Kansas land-use patterns, summer 1973

by:  Williams, Donald L.

Call Number:  MAP G4201.G4 1973 .W4

Title:  Zhongguo wei xing ying xiang di tu

by:  Ce hui chu ban she

Call Number:  G7821.A4 1993 .T7  (Aerial Photograph)

Title:  Europa-Weltraumbildkarte

by:  Amsterdam : Robas bv, Landsmeer

Call Number:  MAP G5701.A4 1990 .R7

Title:  Ecoregions of North Dakota and South Dakota

by:  United States. Environmental Protection Agency

Call Number:  MAP G4171.D1 1998 .E2

Title:  Yolo County important farmland 2004

by:  California. Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program

Call Number:  MAP G4363.Y6J15 2004 .C2

Map Collection:  Location and Hours

The Map Collection room is normally open to the public in the basement (Lower Level) of Shields Library, Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm. However, our hours change around the academic calendar and the holiday season.  The Map Collection room closes early–at 4:00 p.m.–during intersession, December 16-20, this month.  To see the most accurate schedule, please visit this link: click here.

Contact the Special Collections Department for map related questions by email at or by phone at 530-752-1621.

Post created by Dawn Collings and Virginia Parra.


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