GeoData Center & Map Office

About GeoData Center & Map Office

The GeoData Center provides data management and archive services for the Geophysical Institute and maintains a variety of geophysical data collections in support of scientific research in the Arctic and Antarctic. The GeoData Center collection includes historical aerial photography focused on Alaska, United States Geological Survey maps, and other specialty maps.

 

Room 204  
Akasofu Building (IARC) Hours: 9 - 5, Monday - Friday
University of Alaska, Fairbanks Campus Closed on university holidays
 

 


Or shop by mail, email, phone, or fax.
We are staffed to assist you

Email us at: uaf-maps@alaska.edu
Telephone: 907-474-6166
Fax: 907-474-2665

Mail:
Map Office 
PO Box 757320
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7312

Hours: 
9-5 p.m., M-F, Alaska Time

Payment:

  • Cash (please do not mail cash)
  • Check
  • Purchase Order
  • Visa/Mastercard

About

The GeoData Center provides data management and archive services for the Geophysical Institute and maintains a variety of geophysical data collections in support of scientific research in the Arctic and Antarctic. The GeoData Center collection includes historical aerial photography focused on Alaska, United States Geological Survey maps, and other specialty maps.

 

Room 204  
Akasofu Building (IARC) Hours: 8 - 5, Monday - Friday
University of Alaska, Fairbanks Campus Closed on university holidays.
 

 


Or shop by mail, email, phone, or fax.
We are staffed to assist you

Email us at: uaf-maps@alaska.edu
Telephone: 907-474-6166
Fax: 907-474-2665

Mail:
GeoData Center
PO Box 757320
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7312

Hours: 
8-5 p.m., M-F, Alaska Time

Payment:

  • Cash (please do not mail cash)
  • Check
  • Purchase Order
  • Visa/Mastercard

Map Sampler

Recreational and Driving Map List

Parks, Trails, and Wilderness

National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps
Designed to take you into the wilderness and back

  • Chilkoot Trail
  • Gates of the Arctic
  • Glacier Bay
  • Kachemak Bay
  • Katmai
  • Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
  • Kenai Fjords
  • Lake Clark
  • Prince William Sound East
  • Prince William Sound West
  • Wrangell-St. Elias

The maps include valuable wilderness tips and Leave No Trace guidelines, along with updated trails, trailheads, points of interest, campgrounds, and much more.


Fairbanks Maps

  • Fairbanks Road Map
  • Fairbanks Hiking and Birding Map

Alaska Road Maps

  • Rand McNally Alaska Road Map
  • Rand McNally Easy to Fold Alaska State
  • Parks Highway Map

Canada Maps

  • Yukon Territory
  • BC Road and Park Guide
  • South Klondike Highway

Topographic, Geologic, and Circumpolar Maps and Charts

The GeoData Center stocks more than 150,000 maps. Please visit or contact the knowledgeable staff for assistance in locating the maps you need.

USGS topographic maps

USGS geologic maps

Canada topographic maps

Circumpolar maps

Nautical charts


Buy Maps
Maps are available for purchase at UAF in the Akasofu Building or by mail, email, phone, or fax.


Tools for Plotting GPS Coordinates

  • Coordinate grid reader and protractor
  • UTM tool and booklet
  • Mini corner
  • Map ruler

Map Seal

  • For permanent waterproofing

Map Sales

A service for hikers, hunters, guides, tourists, boaters, industry, military, and more.
 

More than 150,000 maps in stock and available by print-on-demand.

  • Alaska, U.S., and Canada Topgraphic Maps
  • Alaska Geologic Maps
  • Circumpolar Maps
  • Nautical Charts
  • Trail Maps
  • Alaska and Canada Road Maps

 

Purchase maps:

  • At the UAF Akasofu Building
  • By mail, email, phone, fax

 

 A wide variety of maps and charts are available for purchase







 

 

Photography Sales

Buy photos:

  • At the UAF Akasofu Building (see "About" page for more info)
  • By mail, email, phone, fax

Photographs

Alaska High Altitude Photography (AHAP)

This collection covers 95 percent of Alaska.
70,000 photos taken between 1978 and 1986

Alaska - AHAP Products
Color Infrared 1:60,000 10" film Browse online
Black and white 1:120,000 10" film Browse on site

Glacier Photography of North America 
The USGS Ice and Climate Project (ICP)

100,000 photos of North American glaciers taken between 1950 and 2001.

Photos by renowned Austin Post, as well as Robert Krimmel, and Larry Mayo.

Glacier Photography of North America -ICP
Black and white Vertical Oblique Browse online

The Austin Post Collection

Photo by Ron Karpilo,
USGS

Austin's glacier photos from 1959 - 1964. 
Mostly moved from the ICP collection.

Austin Post's Glacier Photos
Black and white Vertical Oblique Browse online

 

 


Alaska North Slope Photography - Naval Arctic Research Lab Photos (NARL)

Several thousand photos acquired by the U.S. Navy in the late 1940's. Most of the images are of Alaska's North Slope, but a few extend into the Interior.

NARL-  Alaska North Slope Photography
Black and white Vertical Trimetrogon Browse online
 

Satellite Data

Landsat Satellite Imagery

The GeoData Center houses about 14,000 relatively cloud-free, hard-copy Landsat MSS (multi-spectral scanner) images of the State of Alaska and adjacent waters at 80 m resolution, from Landsat 1 through Landsat 5, acquired from 1972 through 1990.

Weather Satellite Imagery

The GeoData Center houses approximately 25,000 photographic images of Alaska and adjacent waters in the AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer) HRPT (High Resolution Picture Transmission) archive. Data in the archive dates back to 1974, from polar-orbiting satellites NOAA 2-12. Each image covers a 200 km wide swath at a resolution of 1.1 km.