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WSU Topographic maps
WSU Topographic maps
WSU Topographic maps
WSU Topographic maps
WSU Topographic maps
WSU Topographic maps
WSU Topographic maps
WSU Topographic maps
WSU Topographic maps
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WSU Topographic maps

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  • 1. TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS 3rd Floor Map Room Owen Science & Engineering Library Washington State University
  • 2. FIND QUADRANGLE NAME Either Online OR Owen Science & Engineering Library What is a quadrangle? Maps are divided into smaller sections or boxes. The boxes overlay the map and are called quadrangles. The name of the quadrangle is in the center of each box. This is the Troy Quadrangle
  • 3. ONLINE QUADRANGLE NAME DIRECTIONS • Go to: http://store.usgs.gov/ • Click on “Map Locator” in the upper left. • See map with search box on right side of page. • Here, you can choose search two ways: • • Address or Place Zoom in to the area on the map • The map on the screen is divided into rectangles (black lines). In the center of the rectangle, there should be a name highlighted in yellow. • That is the name of the USGS topographic quadrangle. What if you don’t see the quadrangle name? If you do not see the quadrangle name in yellow, click the circle next to “MARK POINTS” and then click on the map to add a marker in the center of your area. • Click “show U.S. topo & digital maps beta” button & wait till quadrangle outlines appear
  • 4. OWEN LIBRARY QUADRANGLE NAME DIRECTIONS • Use index maps to find your quadrangle name • Located on the 3rd floor of Owen Library • Western state map indexes are hanging on the wall • Choose your state map
  • 5. OWEN LIBRARY QUADRANGLE NAME DIRECTIONS CONT. • Boxes overlay the map. These are quadrangles • Find your location • The name of the quadrangle is in the center of each box This is the Troy Quadrangle
  • 6. If your index map is not hanging on the wall… Look on Table A
  • 7. STEP 2: LOCATE TOPOGRAPHIC MAP • Maps organized A-Z by quadrangle name , not state name • Cases in 319F include the following states: • AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, WA, WY • Alphabetic range for each case on the top of the case • Folder index placed inside the cover of the case • Choose the file that would contain your quadrangle
  • 8. REMOVING MAPS FROM CASE Pull folder halfway up. Never pull the folders all the way out of the case. Open the folder you need & find your map. Pull your map out Map names are on the bottom left side of the sheet. Use it but do not refile it *When finished with folder please slide back into the case.
  • 9. FINDING YOUR MAP: IF IT IS NOT IN THE 12 WESTERN STATES Canadian maps in case 44 in room 319F Cases 26-27 in main map room
  • 10. SCAN/COPY YOUR MAP • Photocopier on 1st floor toward south windows. You will need cougar cash. • There are scanners available in map room and 1st floor. • • Scanning instructions are next to the scanner. Place the weight on your map to assure a clear picture When you are finished with your map: • DO NOT refile maps • Leave map on the table next to the scanners or at the circulation desk on the 1st floor.
  • 11. REMEMBER TO CITE YOUR MAP • General print map format • • • Author. Title of the map or chart. Publisher city: Publisher, Year. Print. Literary map of Idaho. Boise: Idaho State Library, 1976. Print. General online map format • • Author. "Title of the map or chart." Chart. Title of the source. Publisher, Year. Web. Date accessed. "Verb Tenses." Chart. The OWL at Purdue. Purdue U Online Writing Lab, 2001. Web. 31 May 2009.
  • 12. DIDN’T FIND YOUR MAP? NEED HELP? Make an appointment with a librarian Come to an open help session Betty Galbraith OR bettyg@wsu.edu Chelsea Leachman chelsea.leachman@wsu.edu Eileen Brady brady@wsu.edu

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