Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Kuala Lumpur Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries

Mapping Where in the World is Matt Lauer? Day Three: Kuala Lumpur

Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) is following the Today Show segment, Where in the World is Matt Lauer? Each day the GRMC will feature maps from Lauer’s current location. Day three of the journey takes Lauer to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and specifically the Petronas Twin Towers.

The GRMC includes a large collection of current and historic maps of Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur. The 2006 edition of International Travel Maps’ Kuala Lumpur map even includes a photograph of the Petronas Twin Towers on the cover. This map details points of interest, schools, hospitals, and parks. Roads are differentiated, and commuter train routes are shown. An inset map of the Kuala Lumpur transit system is included as well as a map of the region surrounding the capital. The portion of the map above shows the location of the Petronas Towers (click to enlarge).

The GRMC also includes several maps of other cities: Subang Jaya, Klang, Kuching, Petaling Jaya, Johor Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Ipoh, Seremban, and Melaka are just some of the city maps available. Maps of states and territories of Malaysia are also available.

A large collection of historic and current maps of Malaysia and formerly Malaya are also available from the GRMC. Maps of Malaya and Western Malaysia date back to 1944. Maps of Malaysia Barat and Sarawak are also available.

Road Atlas of Malaysia, Street Directory Kuala Lumpur, and Heritage Mapbook of Peninsular Malaysia are available for research and learning from the Atlas Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library.

Maps of Malaysia are not yet fully cataloged and will not be listed in the CardCat system, so please visit or contact the GRMC for more information about these maps.

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