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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.



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

New Books

“Historic Maps of Armenia” by Rouben Galichian

Volume 6 of the History of Cartography Series:  “Cartography in the Twentieth Century” pt.1 & 2

(Earlier volumes may be found at History of Cartography v.1, v.2 & v.3 on PDF ) or in  Library Link to “The History of Cartography” .

International Journal of Cartography

This new journal is published for the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and will be published twice a year in paper and online.

Script Ohio on Google

It’s almost Fall and time for Football.  It’s also time for the OSU Marching Band to perform Script Ohio.

Some Buckeye Fans decided to do a little walking and mapped out Ohio on Google Maps.


World’s Largest Atlas

Although there are 31 copies –The State Library of New South Wales is presently displaying theirs.

Earth Platinum  requires 2 people to turn the page.




New Maps

“Tourist & Motoring Atlas Spain & Portugal”  by Michelin

“The New York World’s Fair”

“Booth’s Maps of London Poverty East & West 1889”  (digitized:  Booth’s Maps of London Poverty)

“Four Very Detailed Maps of Victorian London 1863”

Women in Cartography: Celebrating 400 Years of Unsung Contributions to the Mapping World

Women in Cartography

Check out this new exhibit by the Osher Map Library–Smith Center for Cartographic Education


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