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U.S. Government Maps

Representing the bulk of the Library's map collection, U.S. Government Maps is located in the Government Documents Collection on the fourth floor of the Main Library.

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The collection is worldwide in scope, containing physical, political, topographic and geologic maps, and navigational charts.  Reference maps include USGS Topographic (U.S., Florida and Georgia), FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM), national and international maps, etc. 

Boating and Angling Guides
Produced by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, these maps display many features of interest to boaters and fishermen, including locations of materials, boat ramps, artificial reefs and distribution of natural resources found in coastal areas.
The American Revolution, 1775-1783,
An Atlas of 18th Century Maps and Charts: Theatres of Operations
Reproductions of period maps and charts, these maps were created by the U.S. Naval History Division in 1972.  JPL's holdings include 19 of the series' 20 maps.  For historic reference.
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Ecological Survey Maps
Produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), these 1:250,000 scale maps are designed to assist in making location and design decisions about development along coastal areas.  The maps display limited topographic detail and habitats of coastal animals, and include depictions of wildlife refuges, waterfowl management areas, and parks.  This collection contains maps from both the Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coast series.
F.I.R.M. (Flood Insurance Rate Maps)
Produced by FEMA, these maps are used by governments, real estate analysts, insurance providers, appraisers, land developers and the public to determine flood-prone areas.  The maps identify flood risks based on factors such as local hydrology, topology, precipitation, and other scientific data.
Florida County Maps
General highway maps produced by the state and federal DOTs.
Highway Maps, Georgia
Need to order or view a transportation map? The Georgia Department of Transportation provides a variety of transportation maps for the motoring public.
International City and Country Maps
Hundreds of maps are included in this group, including political, physical and highway indicators for individual countries and some cities.
Nautical Charts
Produced by NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey (OCS), these maps are nautical charts for U.S. waters. Created using Mercator projection, these maps vary in scale and give soundings in feet for coastal waterways.
Selected Civil War Maps
Produced for the centennial celebration of the American Civil War, these U.S. Coast and Geodetic Surveys were produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce.  For historic reference.
Topographic Maps
Produced by the USGS, these topographic maps cover the United States, Florida and Georgia.  The majority of the over 400 U.S. topographic maps are from the 1:250,000 scale series.  The Florida and Georgia maps are from the 1:24,000 scale series, also known as 7.5 minute quadrangles.
U.S. Census Maps
These maps are based on the 1980 Census, and include political county boundaries for all 50 states.

Sample Government Maps

Click on any map image below to see a larger version!
Nautical Charts Covering Jacksonville
Fig. A. Nautical Chart
Nautical Chart of the mouth of the St. Johns River
Topographic Map
Fig. B. Topographic Map
St. John's River
Jacksonville and Coast line of NE Florida
Fig. C. Boating and Angling Maps
Jacksonville and Coast line of NE Florida