Friday, February 20, 2009

Kyrgyzstan Maps Available at Ball State University Libraries

Maps in the News: Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan holds a strategic location for American troops fighting in southwest Asia, so the closing of an American base there may be critical. The Geospatial Resources and Map Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library has several maps of Kyrgyzstan available for research and learning.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Geographical Map in the GRMC was published in 2006. This version includes a physical hypsometric map with roads emphasized. An index of places is listed on the verso. This map is displayed in English and five other languages. A map of central Asia published by Nelles Verlag in 2003 is two-sided and shows categories of roads with tourist features. Relief is shown on the map with shading and spot heights. An inset map of Bishkek is also featured on the map. This map is published in English, German, and French. The GRMC also has topographic maps of the region and several maps of Kyrgyzstan published by the Central Intelligence Agency.

Atlas of Russia and the Independent Republics in the Atlas Collection also features maps and statistics on Kyrgyzstan. This atlas includes information on natural features, history, population, and communications networks of the former Soviet Union.

Maps of Kyrgyzstan in the GRMC are not fully cataloged, so please call or visit the GRMC to research the entire collection of maps. Maps can be circulated for two weeks or longer.

Contact the GRMC Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 for more information about these Kyrgyzstan resources at 765/285-1097.

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