Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Italy Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries

Maps in the News: L’Aquila, Italy

The GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) includes hundreds of maps of Italy that are available for research and learning. The map shown above is a map of the region of Abruzzo in Italy, which includes the city of L’Aquila. L’Aquila is Abruzzo’s regional capital and second largest city and is this week the site of the Group of Eight (G-8) summit. President Barack Obama joined the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Russia in L’Aquila, which was hit by a massive earthquake in April.

The complete set of maps of Italy in the GRMC includes maps of the country, regions, and cities. Not all maps of Italy have been cataloged, so many of the maps available for circulation and research will not appear in the Libraries’ CardCat online catalog. Researchers are encouraged to contact or visit the GRMC to see the complete set of maps of Italy.

All maps in the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer. Maps are also available through interlibrary loan. Please contact the GRMC for more information at 765/285-1097.

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