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Map of Earth Winds

Earth Winds  is a fascinating map showing the movement of air around the world.

New Books for Spring

“Plotted – a Literary Atlas” by Andrew DeGraff

“Atlas of Indian Nations” by Anton Treuer

“The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945” by Laurence Ward

“The Mapmakers’ World – a Cultural History of the European World Map” by Marjo T. Nurminen

“Great Escapes – The Story of MI9’s Second World War Escape & Evasion Maps” by Barbara A. Bond

“Lloyd’s Maritime Atlas of World Ports & Shipping Places”

“Historical Atlas of Canada” by Derek Hayes

“The Mapmakers’ World”

Author Marjo T. Nurminen has put together an engaging book on the “Cultural History of the European World Map”.

County Level Presidential Primary Voting Maps

As of March 23, 2016, these are the Democratic & Republican Primary Results in the race for delegates.  These maps are shown at the county level,   If shown at a state level, there would be fewer colors on the map.  Both National Conventions will be held in July 2016.

New Mars Gravity Map

Created with data from 3 NASA spacecraft, the new Gravity Map will assist future exploration of Mars.

GLOBES!

The Gardner Family Map Room is pleased to announce the arrival of several new Globes.  The Apollo landing sites are marked on the Moon Globe  and Spirit’s landing site is marked on the Mars Globe.  There are three globes of Earth —  one is marked with the ocean currents.  The most unusual is the “Celestial Star Globe” which includes a guide explaining how to use it.

Or drop by the Geology Library in Orton Hall to see more globes including ” The Earth” — a raised relief floor globe.

Geography Awareness Week November 16-21, 2015

National Geographic’s Geography Awareness Week is here!

Be sure to drop by Thompson Library on Wednesday, Nov 18 for GIS Day from 11am-4pm.

Explore the Ecological Tapestry of the World

ESRI and the USGS have combined to produce  EcoExplorer (centered on Columbus) for armchair ecologists.

Climate Change–Greenland

NY York Times article:  Greenland is Melting Away

 

Daily View of the Earth

The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera  (EPIC)  located on The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) will be providing daily sunlit views of the Earth.

DSCOVR:EPIC

 

Courtesy of NASA, NOAA & the U.S. Air Force

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