Gardner Family Map Room

Re:Map Columbus

Transit Columbus is running a contest from Nov 1-Dec 31, 2014 to create maps of Columbus showing alternative transportation options.  Complete rules are listed here:


New Books for October

Mapping the First World War (The Great War Through Maps From 1914-1918)

By Peter Chassaud


Maps of Malaya & Borneo (Discovery, Statehood & Progress)

{The Collections of H.R.H. Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah & Dato’ Richard Curtis}

Text by Dr. Frederic Durand in collaboration with Dato’ Richard Curtis


Rand McNally Road Atlas 2015 (United States)



British Library Map Georeference

Assist the British Library georeference their maps!

Online geographic tools allow historic maps to be overlaid on modern mapping, enhancing the ability to view and compare the past with the present and improving findability. Georeferencing, i.e. assigning points on a map image to corresponding geographical coordinates, links the map to its spatial location on the ground using universal geographic standards (latitude / longitude).


August 2014 marks the 100th year anniversary of World War I

“A Guide to the Western Front”  (2006 map)


2 more maps:

“Battle of Normandy June – Aug 1944″   Reprint of the 1947 map by Michelin Tires

“Historical Map of Winchester about 1800″  by the Winchester Excavations Committee & the Historic Towns Trust



“Japoniae Insulae: the mapping of Japan: historical introduction and cartobibliography of European printed maps of Japan to 1800″  by Jason C. Hubbard

“Travel Atlas: Caribbean Islands East & South”  by International Travel Maps

“Travel Atlas: Indian Subcontinent” by International Travel Maps

“Travel Atlas:  Silk Road” by International Travel Maps



NASA — Crowd Source Mapping

NASA is looking for help in crowdsourcing Night Photos of the Earth from the International Space station.





New Books

“Atlas Historique de l’Algerie” by Karim Chaibi

“Atlas of the World” by National Geographic

“Discovering Antique Maps” by Alan G. Hodgkiss

“The East View World Geographical Atlas” by East View & Istituto Geografico de Agostini

“Globes” by Sylvia Sumira

“The Great War seen from the Air in Flanders Fields, 1914-1918″ by Birger Stichelbaut & Piet Chielens

“The Horizons of Christopher Columbus:  Using the Heavens to Map America” by Arne B. Molander

“Paris Underground: The Maps, Stations, and Design of the Metro” by Mark Ovenden

“A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada: Toward a Sustainable Future” by Chris Mayda

“You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We find Ourselves” by Hiawatha Bray

National Geographic Maps and World War

How World War I Launched Mapmaking at National Geographic

The far-off battles of WWI created an appetite for maps—and National Geographic was at the ready.

A couple of reproductions of National Geographic Maps from WWI are currently in the Map Room Display Case located just outside of Thompson 155.

“Revisiting WWI in Maps” will run thru December 2014 and contains other notable maps including 2 that were hand-drawn by T.E. Lawrence.

New Books 6-25-14

“The Gough Map:  the Earliest Road Map of Great Britain?”  by Nick Millea

“Great Empires:  an Illustrated Atlas”  by National Geographic

“Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic 1482-1601″  by William B. Ginsberg

“A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946″ Volume 5 – Iowa & Minnesota  by Richard C. Carpenter

“Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps”  by Chet Van Duzer

New Books & Historical Maps 6-13-2014


“An Atlas of Northamptonshire:  The Medieval  and Early-Modern Landscape”  by Tracey Partida, David Hall & Glenn Foard

“Mapping the Cultures of the West  Volume 1:  to 1750″ by Clifford R. Backman

“125 Years of Great Explorations:  Adventures & Discoveries that Changed the World” by National Geographic

“Visual Geography of Travel & Tourism” by National Geographic Learning (Jan van Harssel, Richard Jackson, Lloyd Hudman)

“Road Atlas:  Over 100 Years of Map Making 2014″ by The American Automobile Association (AAA) 30th Ed


Historical Maps of Great Britain’s Cities:

“A Street Map of Birmingham 1828″

Johnstons’ Map of Edinburgh 1893″

“A Street Map of London 1843″

“Laurent’s Map of Manchester 1793″

“Faden’s Map of Oxford 1789″

“Historical Map of York about 1850″


New Books 6-2014

Atlas of Global Development (A Visual Guide to the World’s Greatest Challenges)

by:  Collins & the World Bank

Atlas des Migrants en Europe (Geographie Critique des Politiques Migratoires)

by: Armand Colin Atlas

The Military Atlas of World War II

by:  Chris Bishop

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