Common Subject Keywords for Maps & Atlases

Use these common subject keywords in your OskiCat and Melvyl searches to find thematic maps on specific subjects. Include the term maps as well as the place name in your subject searches. Example: landowners sonoma county calif* maps.

Administrative and political divisions
Aeronautical charts
Agriculture
Altitudes
Aquifers
Atmospheric temperature
Bathymetric
Bicycle trails
Bus lines
Census districts
Central business districts
Cities and towns
City planning
Climate
Earthquakes
Ecclesiastical geography
Ecology
Economic conditions
Election districts
Ethnology
Express highways
Faults - geology
Fire insurance
Floods
Forests and forestry
Gas fields
Geochemical prospecting
Geology
Geomagnetism
Geomorphology
Geothermal resources
Gold mines and mining
Gravity anomalies
Harbors
Historical geography
Hydrology
Land grants
Land use
Landowners (see also Real property)
Landslides
Local transit
Magnetic anomalies
Meteorology
Mines and mineral resources
Mining claims
Nautical charts
Ocean bottom
Ocean currents
Oil and gas leases
Oil fields
Ore deposits
Outline and base maps
Physical maps
Phytogeography (defined as vegetation distribution)
Pipelines
Population
Population density
Railroads
Rain and rainfall
Real property
Regional planning
Roads
Sediments - geology
Social conditions
Soils
Stratigraphic correlation
Stratigraphic geology
Street railroads
Structural geology
Submarine topography
Subways
Topographic maps
Tourist maps
Transportation
Water resources development
Water supply
Watersheds
Winds
Zip codes
Zoning