Answered By: Emily Bell
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2017     Views: 62

The first stop for finding geospatial data at Harvard is the Harvard Geospatial Library.  This catalog lets you search for and download data about a specific area, and it includes both modern GIS data and georeferenced images of scanned historical maps.  


HOLLIS+ is another great place to search for GIS data and will help you find things that the library owns but that aren’t downloadable. 


Harvard's Graduate School of Design has a great guide to finding GIS data.  Finally, both the Harvard Map Collection and Cabot Library have paper maps in their stacks, many of which can only be discovered by visiting the reading room.  In the case of the Map Collection materials, digital and paper reproductions are possible.

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