Thursday, September 07, 2006

August 2006 Map Displays

In the Window
August 2006 GCMC Map Displays

The "Map of the Month" was actually two maps of the Panama Canal to mark its August 1914 opening. The Panama Canal still ranks as one of the greatest engineering achievements in the world. With its completion, ships no longer had to travel around South America, saving a distance of more than 13,000 miles. The map featured here is a bird's-eye view map that was drawn by Charles Owens of the Los Angeles Times in 1925. Owens was the first artist to fly over the Canal Zone. The other "Map of the Month" was a map of the Canal that was actually a supplement in the October 1905 National Geographic magazine.

Also featured in the window of the GCMC are maps showing the location of each of the opponents of Ball State University's football team. Another map created by the GCMC staff features the top ten study-abroad programs available through Ball State University. (The London Centre is number one).

Please visit the Geospatial Center & Map Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library to view the other maps displayed in the window. A map commemorating the anniversary of September 11 is currently featured.

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