What is a map series?
Throughout history, governmental agencies and other organizations have published maps depicting specific areas with the state or the nation, all at the same or similar scale, making it easy to compare the area. These "series" or "sets" provide incredible cartographic coverage of our state, its counties, cities, or regions. For example, the most famous map series is perhaps the U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 topographic map series, providing comprehensive coverage of the nation at the 1:24,000 scale (and earlier at 1:62,500). As finding tools for the various series, we are providing lists or guides to the following series:
Congressional Serial Set Maps of Indiana
Lists with description of maps of Indiana originally produced as part of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Indiana
Link to the Union List of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps owned at IUB.
Topographic Maps Covering Indiana
Listing of existing collections of 15', 7.5, and A.M.S. Maps of Indiana.
- Indiana Census Maps
- Indiana State Highway Maps
- Indiana Soil Maps (from the USDA Indiana Soil Surveys)
- Indiana Flood Insurance Rate Maps
- Statement on the status of the Aerial Photograph Collection at IU Bloomington
- Total intensity aeromagnetic maps for Indiana Counties
- Highway Maps of Indiana counties
- Geologic Maps of Indiana counties
- Shaded Relief Maps of Indiana counties
- Maps from the Indiana Geological Survey Annual Reports Series