Tag Archives: maps

More than 1,700 maps added to USGS historical topographic map collection

(11 Oct 2019) In collaboration with the US Geological Survey (USGS), Esri recently updated the online USGS historical topographic map collection with over 1,700 new maps. Esri’s USGS topographic map collection now contains 177,061 historical quadrangle maps dating from 1882 to 2006. Previously available only as printed lithographic copies, high-resolution images of these maps are freely available online […]


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The 36th International Map Collectors Society Symposium

(11 September 2018) Ayala Museum and Gallery of Prints, with the support of The International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS) and the Philippine Map Collectors Society (PHIMCOS), present The 36th International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS) Symposium. It will be held on October 15 to 17, 2018 at the Ayala Museum, Makati along with exclusive visits to […]


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Historic materials donated to National Library

(12 January 2017) Five antique recordings of the national anthem and a hand-drawn map of Southeast Asia dating back nearly 250 years have been donated to the Myanmar National Library in Nay Pyi Taw. The donation came from the Youth Force Group of Companies, which has already donated hundreds of historical artefacts to the museum. […]


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Secret Japanese military maps could open a new window on Asia’s past

(13 September 2016) The maps were captured in the waning days of World War II as the U.S. Army took control of Japan. American soldiers confiscated thousands of secret Japanese military maps and the plates used to print them, then shipped them to the United States for safekeeping. Stanford has so far led the way […]


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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 […]


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Plume Labs launches a live map of air pollution

(2 December 2015) As the UN Summit on Climate Change ramps up in Paris, Plume Labs has today launched its World Air Map, a live map of air pollution around the world. The data revolution can help policymakers cut air pollution and communities take back control of their environment. Plume Labs collects half a million […]


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Bodleian’s entire maps and music collection now searchable online

The Bodleian Libraries’ outstanding collection of 1.3 million maps and half a million printed music scores can now be discovered by searching SOLO, the Libraries’ online catalogue. (27 October 2015) The Libraries’ maps and music collections are among the largest and most important of their kind in the UK but, until now, records for the […]


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Maps: The good, the bad and the ugly

(1 February 2015)  2015 is officially the International Map Year.  So the University of Auckland Library has a blog on maps beginning with ‘good’ map design. By following a link you get to see some terrific maps and commentary, one for each day of the year. The maps exemplify the design, science and art behind […]


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Elsevier to add more than 100,000 maps to Geofacets platform through agreement with Wiley

(5 January 2015) Elsevier with Wiley will integrate more than 100,000 maps from Wiley’s leading journals into the Geofacets platform. The content integration will increase the amount of trusted data available to geoscientists, helping them to make better-informed decisions in exploration, as well as improve recommendations that influence company investments in new exploration opportunities. Content […]


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Investigator produces its first Tasmanian sea floor maps

(11 December 2014) Over the past few weeks hydrographers on board Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator, have created the first 3-D images of the ocean floor around Tasmania. “Investigator is equipped with sonar that will map the sea floor in 3-D to any depth, and a sub-bottom profiling system that can look […]


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Cambridge Archive Editions Online has launched

(11 September 2014, Minneapolis, MN, USA) East View Information Services and Cambridge University Press have launched Cambridge Archive Editions Online. Over 1,000 volumes, nearly 600,000 pages and nearly 1,000 maps have been scanned and loaded onto the East View eBook platform. The product is immediately available for trials and for purchase. The collection has been […]


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Keeping one billion voters informed in India and Indonesia

Interactive candidate information map for Indonesia elections  (26 March 2014) Google’s Asia Pacific Blog today highlights Google’s partnership with voting-rights NGO Perludem and The Asia Foundation in Indonesia to create a first-ever interactive candidate information map, an open source project known as Peta Caleg in Bahasa, that will be updated as votes come in on […]


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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 […]


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British Library maps are the inspiration for a winning videogame concept

A team of students have won a prestigious competition after using videogame technology to turn historic maps and engravings from the British Library into a stunning 3D environment. (23 October 2013) Pudding Lane Productions, a team of six second-year students from De Montfort University, Leicester, scooped first prize in the Off the Map challenge – […]


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Documenting a frontier

The Map Room of Cambridge University Library is exhibiting three spectacular hand-painted fabric maps of old Burma, dating from c.1860 – some of the largest maps in the library’s collection – together with more recent mapping, and an impressive and fascinating collection of late 19th century photographs from the Royal Commonwealth Society’s collection. More here. […]


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