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Organisations :: Web gateways and Discussion Groups :: Websites :: The "Big 10" UK map collections

Useful Links to Organisations, Websites and Collections

Organisations related to maps and map collections in the UK, Europe and the World

Web gateways, including discussion groups

  • lis-maps
    Hosted by the Map Curators' Group in the UK and maintained by Clare Gordon and Tinho da Cruz. To join send the message: "join lis-maps FirstName SecondName" to:
  • Maps-L
    An international discussion forum for Librarians dealing with cartographic information, cartographers, remote sensors, geographers, and cartomaniacs of all types.
  • MapHist Forum 
    Concerned with any aspect of the making and using of non-current maps. It is the continuation of the MapHist listserv (1994-2012) the web pages of which include information on Dragons and other monsters on maps.
  • Carta
    Hosted by the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) for anyone interested in Canadian cartography, geospatial data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) issues as they pertain to libraries and archives
  • Carto-Soc
    Hosted by the Society of Cartographers in the UK. This list is primarily aimed at practising cartographers.
  • ANZMapS
    Australian and New Zealand Map Society e-list
  • Ordnancemaps
    For anyone with an interest in Ordnance Survey Maps to ask questions, assist in research, and pass on information on any aspect of Ordnance Survey maps. This group was started by members of "The Charles Close Society for the Study of Ordnance Survey Maps" but is not a part of that organisation.
    An email list for discussion of issues relating to geographic information systems and libraries.


The "Big 10" UK map collections
and links to other important map collections

The National Libraries:

The Legal Deposit Libraries:
These libraries receive one copy each of all British publications by law. They include the National Libraries, above, plus:

Other important map collections:

These pages have been compiled by: April Carlucci (British Library Map Library); Tinho da Cruz (Department of Geography, University of Liverpool), and; Anne Taylor (Cambridge University Library). Please Contact Us with any suggestions for inclusion, and details of links that don't work.

Page last updated: 1/3/13

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