Friday, November 15, 2013

Ball State University Libraries' GIS Research and Map Collection Offers Community Maps Class

The History Geography Maps Class at Cornerstone Center for the Arts November 18

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) will be presenting a class for the community featuring maps from the collection.  The class will be held at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts (520 East Main, Muncie) on November 18 at 6:00.

Muncie’s Maps: A Hidden History will explore the history of the city of Muncie and the state of Indiana using maps from the GRMC.  More than just cartographic resources, maps can shed light on the history, economy, and culture of a place.  Historic maps will show the evolution of the city from a Native American village on the White River to a metropolitan city during the Gas Boom to an industrial center to the diverse city of today.

For more information about the class, visit the Cornerstone Web page or call Carly Acree King, Director of Education and Communication, at 765-281-9503.  Contact Melissa Gentry in the GRMC at 765-285-1097.  

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