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Map. Photo.
Map of southern Sweden. The map is dated 1677 and is available in the database Alvin.

Printed Swedish maps

The Geolibrary has cartographic resources including geological, topographical, and economic maps. Lund University Library also has a collection of old and modern maps.

Lund University Library map collection –

Aerial photos of Skåne from the 1940s

The Geolibrary has a unique collection of aerial photos of Skåne, photographed by the then National Land Survey between 1938 and 1947. The pictures are a unique record of Skåne’s landscape and how it has changed over the years.

Aerial photos of Skåne from the 1940s –

Historically interesting maps of geological phenomena

In the database Alvin, you can find a collection of historically interesting maps and photos of geological phenomena made available with the support of the Thora Ohlsson Foundation.

Search and retrieve in the digital collection platform Alvin

Digital maps and geodata in Geodata Extraction Tool (GET)

Students and staff of Lund University may access and download data under licence from the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral, and Land Registration Authority (Lantmäteriet), the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU), Statistics Sweden (SCB), and the Swedish Maritime Administration (MSW). Search and find data using the Geodata Extraction Tool (GET). Remember to cite the source when using data downloaded from GET.

Logging into GET

Log into GET with ‘Lund University’ as the identity provider and the username and password linked to your Lund University student account or your Lucat identity.

Log into GET –

Citing the source

Geographical data for everyone

Lund University’s Geographic Information Systems Centre lists free geodata resources, both Swedish and international. The resources range from static map image to interactive map services.

Geographical data for everyone –

Other map services

There are several map services available to library users. The links below lead to the resources’ own websites.

Remote access

Students and staff of Lund University may access databases and download full texts from outside the university network. Set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your computer or use the links for the search tools here on the library web page to log in using your Lucat or your Lund University student account.

Guide to VPN on LU Support webpage