Thursday, April 08, 2010

Maps in the News: Prague and Kyrgyzstan

Maps in the News: Prague and Kyrgyzstan

The GIS Research & Map Collection (GRMC) includes a number of maps and atlases of hundreds of cities and countries that are available for research and learning. The GRMC houses over 145,000 maps that are available for circulation.

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, hosted the signing of a nuclear disarmament treaty between Russia and the United States this morning. The GRMC has numerous street and tourist maps of Prague. The Prague Pictorial Map and City Guide includes images of the architecture of the city, including the Charles Bridge, the St. Wenceslas Statue, and the Loreto. The Lonely Planet map of Prague (shown) includes a detailed map of the city and a map of the greater metropolitan area. Praha Plan Mesta and Praha Plan for Orientation are atlases of the city available from the Atlas Collection.

The GRMC also includes many maps of another location in the news today—Kyrgyzstan. Maps include current maps of the country produced by the Central Intelligence Agency. Other maps feature Kyrgyzstan with its neighbors Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. A map of Central Asia includes an inset map of the capital city Bishkek. The Atlas of Russia and the Independent Republics also features maps and information about Kyrgyzstan (shown above).

Maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer. Atlases circulate for 28 days or longer.

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