Friday, December 02, 2011

Map of Tehran from Ball State University Libraries

Maps in the News: Tehran, Iran

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) has a large collection of maps and atlases of Iran and the Middle East. The collection includes new and historic topographic, tourist, geological, and street maps. The Atlas Collection includes several atlases of Iran, including geological maps of Persia compiled by British Petroleum Company in 1956.

The map shown above (click to enlarge) identifies the location of the former United States Embassy in Tehran. The map was published in 1978, so the street names of nearby Roosevelt and America and even Shahreza have been changed since the revolution in Iran.

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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