Wednesday, October 18, 2006

News from the Australia Center

Postcard from Australia

The Geospatial Center & Map Collection purchased a set of topographic maps and aerial photography from the Land Office of New South Wales in Australia for the area around the Ball State University Australia Center in Lennox Head. Students studying in Australia this semester will be using the maps for various classroom activities and field work. The Director of the Australia Center, Paul Wohlt, sent this photograph with news from the Center. The photograph shows the Grosse Valley and Blue Mountains just north of Katoomba, Australia. Katoomba is a city in the eastern part of New South Wales that is known for its tourist resorts and orchards.

Please contact the GCMC for information about using maps in the classroom. The GCMC often accepts requests for maps to be added to the Collection.

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