Tag Archives: cartography

National Library of Australia makes 40,000 maps available for free download

(12 February 2016) Over the past three years the National Library of Australia has been working through replacement of its digital systems. In January this year the new delivery system for maps and other pictorial formats was launched, and added to people’s ability to use the materials. Nearly 40,000 maps from over 18,0000 catalogue records […]


GSW launches OpenGeoSci: map-based discovery platform

(Alexandria, VA & Stanford, CA,  28 October 2013) Debuting this month, OpenGeoSci (opengeosci.org) is a free, map-based discovery interface providing geographic searching for more than 300,000 maps, cross-sections, charts, tables, and other high-value content from GeoScienceWorld (GSW) publications. The advanced technology behind OpenGeoSci is built and hosted by HighWire Press incorporating a design from iFactory. Using […]


Do-it-yourself GIS: 20 free tools & data sources for creating data maps

(21 August 2013) The world of mapping and presenting data sets through geographical representations is no longer relegated to GIS librarians and highly trained technologists. New free and open source applications now make it possible to create complex and robust data visualizations in the form of maps that display statistics and poll results. Ellyssa Kroski […]