Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Maps of Australia and New Zealand Available in the GRMC

New Zealand and Australia maps in the GRMC

The 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon is the first native of New Zealand to win the race. Dixon actually was born in Brisbane, Australia and moved to Auckland, New Zealand at a young age.

The Geospatial Resources & Map Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library has hundreds of maps of Australia and New Zealand available for research and learning. Most of the maps of this “down under” area of the world have not yet been cataloged, so a visit to the GRMC is necessary to provide more information about the maps available. A CardCat search will not reveal all of the maps available for the area.

The GRMC includes hundreds of thematic and topographic maps of Australia and New Zealand, including a set of 2002 topographic maps of New South Wales with aerial photography on the verso. The topographic maps of the countries are available at various scales. City maps for Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Wellington and dozens of other locations are also available in the GRMC. And maps of the islands around New Zealand can also be researched in the GRMC.

All maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer and may be used for semester-long projects in the classroom. For more information about these maps, please contact the GRMC Monday through Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. at 765/285-1097.

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