Exhibit Overview


This exhibit highlights unique engraved copper plates used to print topographic maps of Minnesota in the early 1900s, surveying and mapmaking techniques, and government documents related to the process.

The plates are part of the evolution of government mapping and the history of the United States Geological Survey, from early mapping efforts to Geographic Information Systems. 

Exhibit curated by Ryan Mattke (Map & Geospatial Information Librarian) & Alicia Kubas (Government Publications and Regional Depository Librarian).

This exhibit presented by the John R. Borchert Map Library.

Exhibit Overview