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Geography and the Environment: Cartography

Guide to the latest and most useful research resources for geography and the environment


For resources and help relating to cartography and spatially-referenced data, please contact the Bodleian Library Map Room

The Map Room has an extensive range of books on cartography and GIS. A large selection of atlases are available, together with journals, gazetteers and other reference works. Digital mapping, GIS facilities and a range of digital datasets are available, including ArcGIS for visualising the relationships between data and geography.

The Map Room is on the First Floor of the Weston Library. For more information on using the various map catalogues please consult Finding Maps


The Map Room provides guidance, advice and help in digital mapmaking and analysing spatial data using geographic information systems (GIS) software. Further details are here.

Key Resources

If you are teaching, researching or studying at the University of Oxford, you can register for  

  • Digimap which provides access to online maps and spatial data of Great Britain including Ordnance Survey data, Geology Digimap, and  Digimap Historic Map Services;