Map & Aerial Photography (MAP) Library
UO students, faculty, and staff are free to use all of the regular services of the library to reproduce maps and atlases. We are happy to make most of our historical materials available also. Please keep in mind that most of our materials (except for folded maps) are for use only in the MAP Library.
- Flatbed scanners
There are several self-service, page-sized, and one 11x17", flatbed scanners located in the MAP Library as part of the UO Libraries Learning Commons. These are attached to Academic Workstations and are available to anyone with a UO NetID.
- Book scanner
Also new for 2008, there is a 'planimetric' scanner located in the first floor copy room that can capture map images in black and white or color up to 16"x24". Campus Cash photocopy rates apply.
- Black and white photocopying
Old fashioned, but tried and true. Photocopiers are available throughout the library.
Working on a term paper or Powerpoint presentation?
We highly recommend capturing page images from atlases or the web for use in Powerpoint presentations and papers. Sheet maps are too large to reproduce in the limited space available on screen or inserted into letter-sized documents. The documents below can help you to quickly create or capture cartographic imagery for presentations.
- Making maps from the web (PDF)
- Help desk staff are happy to assist with flatbed scanners.
- We have had great success using simple digital cameras in macro mode (often called 'flower mode') to take photographs of atlas pages and small portions of maps.
Scanning guide (coming soon)
- Full sheet scanning
The MAP Library has a 42" wide scanner available to reproduce entire sheet maps. If you find a map that you want a copy of, drop it off in Room 134. We can burn a DVD or copy the image to your thumb drive when you come to pick up your scan. A small service fee applies. See details here.
- Campus users of aerial photographs are eligible for a discounted rate on scanning services.
Off-campus users may request to have materials reproduced as part of our MAP Research Service (MAPRS). We can scan items you find in the library catalog, provide you with historic aerial photographs and (for limited areas) scanned topographic maps, or we can perform detailed research on an hourly basis and prepare digital files for your use.
OUS researchers will not be charged for research or setup. A 20% discount will apply to scanning fees. For a full listing of fees see the detailed fee schedule.
$20 setup fee / minimum charge $10 per clipped image for standard historic sites $12 - $40 per image for hi-resolution and other custom scanning $75 Hourly research fee for special projects (plus any resulting scanning fees)
The MAP Library doesn't have any output capabilities beyond the public printers available in Knight Library. The School of Architecture and Allied Arts has an output facility on campus that allows users to choose a wide variety of sizes and paper stock. Visit A&AA Output Room for information on how to use that service. Remote users can bring digital images from the research service to a local copy shop to make printouts and enlargements.