Collections

The Wall Map Collection

The department administers a collection of over 150 hanging wall maps which are available for use by both faculty and students campus-wide. The collection is broad, with maps depicting world, continental, regional and in some cases national and state coverage. California and the Bay Area are emphasized, with many state maps and some higher resolution coverage of the area. The collection contains maps that portray political and physical information such as state boundaries, geomorphology, geology, climate, vegetation, etc.. Each map is currently available as a digital file that can be projected in the classroom. These files have been formatted to allow instructors to zoom and pan through the map image in real-time from a browser window.

Other Map Resources

The department provides additional map resources to aid instruction that can be checked out for use in the classroom, including: globes, atlases and teaching sets of topographic maps categorized by physical (geomorphological) features.

Video / DVD Resources

The department maintains a growing collection of around 200 educational videos/DVDs for classroom use that is cataloged and available to department instructors. The collection consists largely of documentaries that explore topics of interest to Geographers on a wide range of physical and social themes (globalization, population, labor, environmental degradation, water issues, environmental hazards, meteorology, etc.). We also have a significant collection of filmed interviews with past Berkeley Geographers.

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