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Map Collection


Below is a list of print maps in the library and online maps that are free to use on the Internet, unless otherwise indicated by the following icon:

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About the Print Map Collection

The print map collection is located near Government Publications, in the Webster Library, 2nd Floor. It is accessible during regular library hours. To help you find maps in the collection, there is a set of map indexes located at the Reference Desk. The staff and librarians at that desk will also be able to provide more information or help. Please drop by during service hours.

Below is a complete list of the map series in our collection

Canadian Topographic Maps (Federal Government)

These topographic or contour maps offer a graphic representation of the physical features of a place. The maps are available at the following scale:

  • 1:50,000. Located in map cabinets 2 to 4

To find published maps in the National Topographic System of Canada (NTS) consult the map Indexes to the National Topographic System of Canada. These index maps are located at the Reference Desk.

To find maps for a specific location in Canada consult the Geographical Names of Canada, an online gazetteer that contains location information, including the NTS map code.

Geological Maps of Canada

Concordia University library has a small collection of bedrock and surficial geology maps of Canada at various scales, produced by the Geological Survey of Canada. These maps are located in map cabinet 4. An Excel spreadsheet listing these maps can be consulted at the Reference Desk.

National Atlas of Canada

Unlike previous bound editions, the 5th edition is published as a series of individual thematic maps at various scales. Topics covered include climate, forestry, population, transport, etc. These maps are located in the map cabinet 2. The scanned version of this atlas is available online.

Quebec Topographic Maps (Quebec Government)

We have a very small subset of the Quebec topographic series that covers the province of Quebec at the scale of 1:20,000. These maps, located in map cabinet 2, are more detailed that the topographic 1:50,000 topographic maps of Canada.



United States


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