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Maps and GIS

How to find and use maps and other geospatial resources at Pratt and beyond.

Using Cartographic Materials

Map encompassing Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Vinegar Hill, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Navy Yard and South Williamsburg

When and why might you want to use maps? Maps can be useful for historical research on cities and buildings, urban planning and urban studies research, and geology and environmental studies. Maps can also be works of art in themselves, and many artists have used elements of maps in their work. 

This guide offers research tips and strategies for using maps and GIS in the Pratt Institute’s Libraries and beyond. If you need additional help, please don’t hesitate to contact us! 

How To Read Maps

Maps as Art