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Digital Maps Archives

Last updated: February 7, 2011

The Digital Maps Archives was created in an effort to preserve the maps that are part of our collection. Quite a few of them are deteriorating rapidly especially those published during the 19th century. So, as we go through the stacks and spot some that are in need of saving, we will digitize them and add them to this site.

The maps were digitzed in color in .pdf format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Maps published by the government are copyright free. Feel free to link us to your website as long as you cite us as your source of information.

I also would like to take this time to thank John Skierski , a former student worker, for scanning all the images for the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of American Ethnology annual reports that made this project possible. For much of this scanning, John had to digitize sections of the maps and then join them together as one piece.

Scanner: Hewlett Packard ScanJet 5200C
Images were scanned in color at 150 dpi
Software Used: Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Adobe Acrobat Professional 6.0 for .pdf files

U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Bureau of Mines
National Park Service
Bureau of American Ethnology
Smithsonian Institution
Washington Department of Ecology
Water Supply Bulletins

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Geological Survey
Pacific Northwest Maps
Mount Rainier Maps
Washington Territory Maps
Oregon Territory Maps
The Evergreen State College Maps
Olympia Maps