Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Maps of Kabul Afghanistan from Ball State University Libraries

Maps in the News: Kabul, Afghanistan

This GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library includes a number of cartographic resources for research and learning on Afghanistan. Several maps of the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, are part of the collection.

A pictorial map of Kabul published in 2005 (shown above--click to view larger image) details the prominent buildings of the city, including the numerous embassies, government buildings, the public library, National Archives, Ghazi Stadium, and Independence Column. The map shows Shari Kuhna (the Old City) with its shops, markets, and bazaars.

A map of Kabul published in 2001 by Nelles Maps also shows the important landmarks of the city, including Kabul University. The legend of the map is printed in English, German, and French.

The Central Intelligence Agency published an azimuthal equidistant projection map centered on Kabul. The GRMC also includes two other maps of the capital published by the CIA. A 1970 Sahab map of Kabul is printed in Persian and English.

The Historical Atlas of Afghanistan in the Atlas Collection may also provide valuable information and maps for researchers. This atlas chronicles the history of Afghanistan from time of the Aryan invasion in 1500 B.C. to the rise of the Taliban.

Maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer. Atlases circulate for 28 days or longer. For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765/285-1097.

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