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Map resources

Map resources at Lancaster University Library

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John Barbrook

Bob Frost: Faculty Librarian (Science and Technology)

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Bob Frost

Welcome to the map resources guide


Maps Table in LibraryThe University Library map collection contains over 5,000 maps and over 400 atlases. Most are on A Floor. Ask Library staff for assistance finding the maps and atlases you need. Other thematic atlases may be shelved with the subject concerned e.g. most historical atlases are kept in the History section.

This guide will help you find relevant information for your research.

Use the tabs on the left to find maps, databases and other useful resources.

New for 2022.

Effortless, no-code access to the power of Google Earth Engine.  

Earth Blox gives you commercial access to Google Earth Engine’s entire catalogue of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets, and you don’t need to be an expert in Python or JavaScript to use it.

Access at



Digimap is a collection of EDINA services that deliver maps and geospatial data from a number of national data providers, including Ordnance Survey and the British Geological Survey. Data is available either to download to use with appropriate application software such as GIS or CAD, or as maps generated by Digimap online. The Library subscribes to the entire Digimap package.