The Gould Center

The Peter R. Gould Center for Geography Education and Outreach

is an academic support unit of the Department of Geography, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and Penn State. We support the university's mission of instruction, research, and service through excellence in cartography.

Primary projects

• the National Mapping Expertise Exchange  promotes innovation and excellence in national mapping by building connections among mapmakers, educators, researchers, and software developers at academic, commercial, and governmental organizations.

Penn State campus maps

Custom cartography

The Gould Center also designs and produces custom maps and information graphics for clients.



Contact us

Center Director: Jodi Vender 

Marketing Communications Specialist Angela Rogers



More Resources

The Donald W. Hamer Maps Library is located in the basement of Pattee Library. We house 4,000 atlases, reference books, gazetteers, cartography texts, and cartobibliographies, and thousands of map sheets. In addition, we offer digital resources, scanning and map making services.