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National Transportation Noise Map 2017

Do leaf blowers wake you too early on Saturday Mornings?  Do the jets landing & taking off interrupt dinner conversations?  Is there a constant swishing sound from the nearby interstate?

Want to find some relative peace in the city?

Then check out the National Transportation Noise Map!



New Books

Judgmental Maps ” by Trent Gillaspie

Treasures from the Map Room : a Journey Through The Bodleian Collections” Edited by Debbie Hall


Thanks to the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA), ARCGIS Online is available to OSU Accounts!

New Books

Oxford Atlas of the World” 23rd edition

Maps of War” by Jeremy Black

The Sea Chart” by John Blake

Where Are Our Boys?” by Martin Woods

CIA Map History

Since it’s beginning in Oct 1941, the CIA’s Cartography Center has been creating maps.  In a recent article, “The Mapmaker’s Craft:  a History of Cartography at the CIA”, the story is told by decade.  Here is a link to the maps.

Of interest to OSU, is the founder of the Cartography Center:  Arthur H. Robinson.



WWI Memorials Map

Sponsored by the United States World War One Centennial Commission, the WWI Memorials Map is looking for assistance in finding the “lost & forgotten” memorials created after the end of the war.


Arctic Support

Alaska in 3D.  Starting in September, the general public has been able to access accurate maps of Alaska.

“The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) partnered with the University of Minnesota and other members of the academic research community, private sector and international partners to create this first-ever publicly available, high-resolution, satellite-based elevation data map of Alaska. Maps of the entire Arctic will be available by mid-2017.”


National Map Reading Week in the UK

The week of October 17-23 is National Map Reading Week in the United Kingdom.  Created by the Ordnance Survey, videos, games and guides explain how to read maps and navigate the world.

“All Over the Map”

A blog by Betsy Mason & Greg Miller on the National Geographic site, “All Over the Map” covers many areas of interest.  19th Century School Girls, American National Parks and mountain cartography are some of the topics.

Australia to Shift Latitude & Longitude

In 2017, Australia will shift latitude & longitude to bring the local coordinates in line with the Global Navigational Satellite System (GNSS).  Presently there is a 1 meter difference between the 2 systems due to tectonic shift.

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