Monday, July 15, 2013

USGS Topographic Map of Citi Field Available from Ball State University Libraries

Maps of Citi Field, Site of the All-Star Game, Available from Ball State University Libraries

The Ball State University Libraries' GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) maintains a collection of topographic maps published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).  In 2009, the USGS began producing updated topographic maps of the entire country, publishing more than 2,000 maps per month.  The new maps are modeled on the old topographic quadrangle series map but also include the latest digital data.  The top map shows this new version of topographic maps of the Flushing, New York, quadrangle.  Citi Field, site of the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star game, is shown near the bottom of the map.

The GRMC also includes Sanborn Fire Insurance maps showing historic ballparks around the country.  Baseball fans can also check out the "Baseball Travel Map" available in the GRMC on the second floor of Bracken Library.  This map shows the location and contact information for every major league, minor league, and independent professional baseball team in the United States and Canada.

The GRMC also has maps of Cooperstown, New York, and maps showing the historic Negro League Baseball teams and the Girls Professional Baseball League teams that played from 1943-1954.

Maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer.  For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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