Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Travel Maps Available in the GCMC

Travel to Chicago with an from the Geospatial Center & Map Collection

What is an According to the publisher of the maps, the "i" stands for information, insider tips, and inherently cool. These new maps available for checkout from the GCMC are detailed city street maps. The maps provide quick, easy reference with simple-to-read symbols indicating museums, markets, department stores, hotels, theaters, scenic views, and other points of interest. A handy flip-guide features an organized listing of sights, restaurants, tours, parks, and other opportunities with valuable visitor information. These laminated folded maps are excellent for walking tours and can be easily stored in a backpack. Probably the most "inherently cool" feature of the i.maps, though, is that they include a compass--a great tool for the tourist in the city.

Currently the GCMC has i.maps for New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Dublin, Ireland. But the entire collection of i.maps will soon be available from the GCMC. Coming soon: Boston, Toronto, Atlanta, San Diego, Seattle, Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Paris, and many more U.S. and world cities. Simply type "imap" into the University Libraries CardCat search to check availability.

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