Map Library

  • Sanborn Map of LA Plaza

    Oviatt Library Map Collection

  • Panorama of Sanborn Research Room
  • Image of San Francisco topo map
  • Map of Mexico
  • Street Map of Pacoima
  • Title Insurance Map
  • World Wonders 1939 Map

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic information Systems (GIS)

GIS is a system that allows researchers to store, manipulate, analyze, and visualize geographic data in a spatial manner.

GIS Services & Research Support at CSUN

The CSUN Map Collection provides GIS research support services to students, faculty, and staff across all departments on campus. The Map Collection provides access to specialized software, equipment, and staff to help you find geospatial data and address your GIS and mapping-related research questions.

Visit the Library's GIS Research Guide to find public and government geospatial data at all administrative levels, including data at the city, state, federal, and international levels.

For further assistance with your geospatial research needs, please contact the Map Collection staff by email or call 818-677-3465.

GIS Software in the Map Collection

The Map Collection offers two first-come/first-served workstations (CSUN credentials) with ArcMap, Photoshop, Illustrator, and QGIS.