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Regents' Professor EMERITUS John R. Borchert

"In a period of intellectual flux, when geography seems tempted to follow nongeographical sirens of transient glamour, John Borchert always manages to anchor the discipline's sense of identity on the rock of cartographic information." Yi-Fu Tuan

Regents’ Professor John R. Borchert was a University of Minnesota geography faculty member from 1949 to 1989. He died March 30, 2001 after an extraordinary life of scientific study, teaching and travel dedicated to the understanding and advancement of our community and world. We remember him with admiration and respect as a great scholar. More...

Featured Minnesota Collections

Minnesota Historical Aerial Photographs Online (MHAPO)Minnesota Historical Air Photos Online (MHAPO)
Online access to over 7000 digitized copies of air photos from our collection covering the Twin Cities metro area

Aerial Photography and Remote Sensed ImageryAerial Photography in the Borchert Map Library
Online index of the Borchert Map Library's aerial photography holdings

Minnesota and Twin Cities Online Mapping Tools & Aerial ImageryMinnesota and Twin Cities Online Mapping Tools & Aerial Imagery
Links to state-wide and Twin Cities online mapping tools.

Minnesota County Plat Maps and Atlases Minnesota County Plat Maps and Atlases
Online index to the Borchert Map Library's Minnesota county plat map and atlas holdings

Selected Historic Minnesota Collections Selected Historic Minnesota Collections
Online index to selected historic Minnesota collections in the Borchert Map Library

Other Online Cartographic Resources

Online and Interactive Maps Online and Interactive Maps
Links to nationally and locally produced online and interactive maps

GIS Data GIS Data
Links to online resources for nationally and locally produced GIS data

Other Aerial Photography and Remote Sensed Imagery Online Aerial Photography & Remote Sensed Imagery
Links to online resources for nationally and locally produced aerial photography and remote sensed imagery

Gazetteers and Placename Guides Gazetteers & Placename Guides
Identify and verify placenames, coordinates and locations

Map History / History of Cartography Map History/History of Cartography
Information and links to other resources related to the history of cartography

Tools and Definitions Tools and Definitions
Links to resources and tools for interpreting maps and measuring the Earth's surface

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