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Maps at VPL

The VPL map collection includes maps and atlases of every description: from street maps of present-day Vancouver to historical atlases of ancient Rome, from bathymetric maps of the ocean floor to geological maps of Jupiter's moons.

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND SATELLITE IMAGES

VPL has a limited number of aerial photographs and satellite images. Most of this material covers only Vancouver or Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Some items can be found hanging in the map display area. Others can be found by searching the library catalogue.


Aerial Photographs - Vancouver

VPL has the following excellent sources of aerial images of Vancouver:

McElhanney Image Bank. City of Vancouver, January 22/96 (1996)
Ref. 917.1133 M141i
This CD-ROM provides full-colour aerial photographs of Vancouver. Zoom in on areas, streets, landmarks or buildings from U.B.C. to Burnaby, and the Fraser River to Burrard Inlet.

Location: Request CD-ROM on Level 4

VanMap
This online mapping tool, developed by the City of Vancouver, provides aerial photographs of Vancouver.


Location: Online


Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images - General

In addition to these sources, the library has a few individual aerial photographs, satellite images, books, audio-visual materials and lists of selected websites with images derived from aerial photography and satellite data.

 

Aerial Photographs - Maps

 

Access: To find aerial photographs in map format, try the following Keyword search in the library catalogue:

Limit the search to maps by using the Format drop-down box under Narrow Results on the left of the screen.

Location: Hanging Map Cabinets and Display Maps area


Aerial Photographs - Books

Access: To find books and other materials about aerial photography or containing aerial photographs, try the following Keyword search in the library catalogue:


Aerial Photographs - Beyond VPL

Outside VPL, extensive collections of aerial photographs can be found at:

Geographic Data & Services (British Columbia Government)

Air Photo Collection (Geographic Information Centre, U.B.C.)

Waite Air Photos Inc. (Maple Ridge)


Satellite Images - Maps

Access: To find satellite images in map format, try the following Keyword search in the library catalogue:

Limit the search to maps by using the Format drop-down box under Narrow Results on the left of the screen.

Location: Hanging Map Cabinets and Display Maps area


Satellite Images - Books

Access: To find books and other materials about satellite imagery or containing satellite images, try the following Keyword search in the library catalogue:


Satellite Images - Online

Online collections of satellite imagery can be viewed at:

USGS Landsat Missions
Images from all over the globe provided by the United States Geological Survey.

Visible Earth (NASA)
View images from all parts of the globe provided by NASA.