Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rugby and New Zealand Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries

Rugby Map Available from Ball State University Libraries

New Zealand is hosting one of the largest international sporting competitions in the world, the Rugby World Cup through October. The current tournament model features twenty nations competing over a month in the host nation. The United States team is gearing up to play Russia on Thursday in New Plymouth and will play later in the month in Wellington and Nelson.

The map shown above (click to enlarge) shows the participants of the 2011 Rugby World Cup and the team rankings. A chart includes the former winners of the World Cup, noting that only once has the winner come from a northern hemisphere country. The final chart shows the size of the television audience and revenues for the international competition. The map is from the Atlas of Sport available in the Atlas Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library.

This GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) also includes maps of New Zealand that are available for research and learning. The collection includes detailed topographic maps, maps of national parks, geological maps, and tourist maps including maps of New Zealand cities. The Atlas Collection also includes road atlases of New Zealand, a cultural atlas, a historical atlas, and an atlas called New Zealand in Maps.

Maps from the GRMC may be circulated for two weeks or longer. Atlases may be circulated for 28 days or longer.

For more information about these resources, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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