Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
2013 Places in the News: Mapping Current Events with Maps from the GIS Research and Map Collection
The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) exhibits maps of places in the news in the front windows on the second floor of Bracken Library and digitally through the Blog. The places in the news for 2013 have featured war, violence, and natural disasters from Syria to Moore, Oklahoma. Political issues dominated the news—from intelligence and national security issues to healthcare coverage. However, some good news events marked the year in maps—from the birth of an heir to the throne in London, England, to a new Pope elected in Vatican City in March.
These maps are just some of the nearly 140,000 maps, atlases, and other cartographic resources available from the GRMC. Maps circulate for two weeks or longer and can be an effective research and presentation tool.
For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.