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Maps and GIS

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

Axonometric Maps

Axonometric maps, which depict 3D space on a 2D plane, are great for illustrating buildings. Pratt has axonometric maps that may be particularly useful to architecture and urban planning students. Please ask at the reference desk if you would like to use any of these maps: 

Manhattan Skyline: East River- Precise scale drawing of over 1000 buildings south of 96th Street and prior to September 11, with historic information as well as names, dates completed, street addresses, and architects.

Manhattan Skyline: Hudson River- Precise scale drawing of over 1000 buildings south of 96th Street and prior to September 11, with historic information as well as names, dates completed, street addresses, and architects.

Boston

Chicago’s Tallest Buildings: 900 N. Michigan Avenue, 311 S. Wacker Drive, Amoco Building, AT&T Corporate Center, John Hancock Center, One First National Plaza, Sears Tower, Three First National Plaza, Two Prudential Plaza, Water Tower Place

Chicago

Chrysler Building

Cleveland

Columbia University

Empire State Building

Jackson Square, New Orleans

Los Angeles

Manhattan (downtown)

Manhattan (midtown)

Miami

New York’s Tallest Buildings: 40 Wall Street, American International Building, Chrysler Building, Citicorp Center, Cityspire, Empire State Building, General Electric Building, MetLife Building, One Chase Manhattan Plaza, World Trade Center

San Francisco

TriBeCa

Waikiki

Washington, D.C.

Woolworth Building

Topographic Map of Prospect Park

We have a large topographic map produced for us by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please ask at the Brooklyn reference desk if you would like to use this map.

Building Plans

We have plans for the Thirteen Most Important Buildings in the History of Western Religious Architecture. Please ask at the Brooklyn reference desk if you would like to use any of these maps:

Chartrres Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Hagia Sophia (Istanbul)

Notre Dame du Haut (Ronchamp)

Pantheon (Rome)

Parthenon (Athens)

Saint Paul’s Cathedral (London)

Saint Peter’s Basilica (Rome)

San Vitale (Ravenna)

Sant’ Andrea (Mantua)

Sant’ Apollinaire in Classe (Ravenna)

Temple of Amen-Mut-Khowsu (Luxor)

Vierzehnheiligen (Bamberg)

Identity Maps

Identity Maps portray building footprints and use.

We have identity maps of Morningside Heights, Greenwich Village, New York Downtown, New York Midtown, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. 

Please ask at the reference desk to use any of these maps.