Gardner Family Map Room

“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.


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.



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.

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