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McKeldin Map Collection

Guide to the map collection on the 4th floor of McKeldin Library.

Central Intelligence Agency Maps

The CIA produces an excellent series of sheet maps, atlases, map folios, and pocket-sized street map guides. Our holdings include more than 1,600 items dating from 1967 to the present. Overall coverage is worldwide--cities, countries, transnational regions, continents, oceans, and assorted territories and geopolitical features are covered.

CIA maps often depict basic political and geographic features; they may also depict social, demographic, or geographic themes, such as religion, ethnicity, vegetation, and land use. Scales and detail vary widely, as does the frequency of updates--world and continent maps are generally updated annually, while regional and national maps may be updated much less frequently. CIA map products are not replaced or superseded--all editions are retained--so they are useful for historical comparison.

You will find these maps in binders as well as in map cases in the map collection.