Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Maps of Sri Lanka Available in Ball State University Libraries

Maps in the News: Sri Lanka

The Geospatial Resources and Map Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library has a wide collection of maps of Sri Lanka and the country as the former Ceylon. Most of these maps, however, are not cataloged and will not appear in the Libraries’ CardCat system so researchers should visit the GRMC to review the maps.

Since Sri Lanka is an island country, the GRMC has detailed nautical charts of the country’s coastal areas. The GRMC also has a unique geo-morphological map of Sri Lanka, a map of the country’s forest cover, and physical and transportation maps. The map of Sri Lanka shown above details the Mahaweli development project—a government program to improve hydroelectric power and irrigation throughout the country. Sri Lanka is also included on many of the maps in the GRMC of the Indian subcontinent.

Two maps from 2005 in the GRMC cover the cities of Colombo, Anuradhapura, Kandy, and Galle. The maps show physical relief and places of interest. The GRMC also has a map of the port of Colombo and a unique map of Polonnaruva (shown above).

The Atlas Collection also includes several resources for the study of Sri Lanka: Arjuna’s Atlas of Sri Lanka, Cultural Atlas of India and Sri Lanka, Road Atlas of Sri Lanka, the National Atlas of Sri Lanka, and A to Z Atlas of Colombo City are all available.

Maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer, and atlases circulate for four weeks or longer.

Please visit the GRMC Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00, or for more information, please call 765/285-1097.

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