Access to Map collection:
Maps may be used at the Information Center during
which vary according to the academic schedule. ARCHIVAL maps and all photographs
require an appointment. Contact the Information Center at (409) 740-4703 to set
Description of Map Collection:
The Galveston Bay Information Center Map Collection contains more
than 200 maps covering the Galveston Bay region. The collection consists
of maps produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Galveston Bay National
Estuary Program (GBNEP), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA), Texas Department of Transportation, and the
Texas General Land Office. A more detailed description of each set of maps
U.S. Geological Survey Publications
Manmade and natural features such as roads, highways, towns, county and
state boundaries, water areas, vegetation, names of geographic locations, land
shapes and elevation are depicted.
7.5 Minute Series
- coastal water depth gradients
7.5 Minute Series
30 x 60 Minute Series
1 x 2 Minute Series
30 X 60 Minute Series
1 X 2 Minute Series
Discharge Points Supporting GBNEP-12
This map set consists of 20 USGS quadrangles (maps) corresponding to
GBNEP-12, Shoreline Survey for Unpermitted Discharges to Galveston Bay. Each
map contains GBNEP discharge numbers with an arrow pointing to the approximate
location of the facility or discharge. This set of maps is ARCHIVAL.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Publications
This set of Nautical charts was designed for navigational purposes. Charts
range from small craft charts and marine facilities, to harbor, waterway
(large and small), bay and offshore navigation. These maps contain depth
information measured in feet or fathoms.
General Highway Maps
This set of maps was published by the Texas State Department of Highways
and Public Transportation, Transportation and Planning Division. These
maps were produced for internal department use and include primarily manmade
features such as roads and major cities, with some natural features such
as prominent water bodies.
Galveston Bay Oyster Reef Map Series
(now available online)
This map set corresponds to the report, "The Status of Oyster Reefs in
Galveston Bay, Texas" (Accession #7014) by E.N. Powell, J. Song, and M.
Ellis. Each of the 13 mapped areas contains information on bathymetry and
oyster reefs, transect lines and oyster reefs, and bathymetry and transect
lines. For this complete series of 41 maps refer to Acc# 8016 through Acc#
8056. For additional hydrodynamic grid and oyster reef information refer
to Acc# 8250 through Acc# 8262. All of these maps are now available ONLINE.
General Land Office - County Maps
This set of maps was published by the Texas General Land Office and covers
the counties of Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston and Harris. These maps contain
information on property titles dating back to the 1800's. Please
the Information Center for access to these maps.
Maps - Miscellaneous