Monday, June 25, 2012

Around the World:  Ball State University Libraries Provides Digital Maps of Nations of the World

The Ball State University Libraries’ Digital Media Repository  provides online access to a variety of primary source materials including photographs, oral history interviews, film footage, and cartographic resources.  The newest collection, Maps of the World, provides digital maps of nearly 200 regional and national maps.  These public domain maps are published by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and are updated to reflect the most current changes in national borders and territories.

This collection of current maps of the world provides an excellent resource for research and for use in the classroom.  The maps can be conveniently downloaded for use as a visual aid in papers and presentations.

The original maps are located in the GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library.  Other relief copies and city maps are included in this collection.

For more information, contact John B. Straw, Assistant Dean for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, at 765-285-5078.

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