Monday, July 02, 2007

GRMC Displays for July

In the Window: July 2007 GRMC Map Displays

The “Map of the Month” for July 2007 celebrates the birth of the nation. The map featured is of the Ohio Valley. This map is one of seventeen in a series created by National Geographic called The Making of America. These maps feature different regions of the United States and describe the history and geography of the area.

A world map in the window reveals the winners of the newly-elected New Seven Wonders of the World.

A special movie-related map display is also presented to commemorate two July premieres. A map featuring The Simpsons’ Springfield is shown with other Springfields across the United States competing to host The Simpsons Movie premiere. Another map shows places connected to Harry Potter in the United Kingdom.

A map of the United Kingdom is featured with a street map of Baghdad in the Maps in the News display of the GRMC due to the recent terrorist attacks. Also a GoogleEarth image of Wembley Stadium in London, England, shows the location of “The Concert for Diana” that was held on July 1 and the "Live Earth" concert on July 7. This image was printed using the large-format plotter. Prices for printing on the plotter are $8.00 for 36 inches and under, $10.00 for items 37-72 inches in length, and $12.00 for items larger than 72 inches.

Please visit the GRMC to see these map displays or to use the plotter for printing.

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