Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Map of Iran Available from Ball State University Libraries

New Profile Map of Iran in Ball State University Libraries

Yesterday the nation of Iran marked the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which transformed the country into an Islamic republic. The GIS Research & Map Collection (GRMC) in Bracken Library has just received a country profile map of Iran from the Central Intelligence Agency.

The map was created in 2009 and includes a location map and a comparative area map, which shows the country's size in relation to the United States. Ancillary maps include key petroleum sector facilities, regional physiography, Souther Caspian energy prospects, a map of the Strait of Hormuz, a population density map, and a map showing the ehtno-religious distribution in Iran (Click to enlarge above).

The map includes a list of major historical events in Iran since 1908. A section on the geographic and cultural profile of the country includes details about terrain, land use, climate, natural resources, economic factors, language, literacy, and time zone information.

Iran: Country Profile map may be circulated from the GRMC for two weeks or longer. The map is encapsulated in plastic for convenient display in a classroom or for a presentation.

For more information about maps available from the GRMC, please call 765/285-1097 Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Eastern time.

1 comment:

Andrew Fritz said...

That is pretty sweet!