Friday, January 10, 2014

George Washington Bridge Map

Maps in the News:  Map of the George Washington Bridge Available from Ball State University Libraries

Ball State University Libraries' GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) has a huge collection of quadrangle topographic maps for the entire United States.  This U.S. Geological Survey topographic map, Central Park, NY-NJ (click to enlarge), details the area surrounding the George Washington Bridge near Fort Lee, New Jersey.  

The map shows the line marking the boundary between New York and New Jersey.  Red shading on the map depicts developed areas, with only significant buildings identified.  Green space is also identified--note the location of Central Park on Manhattan southeast of the bridge.  

Topographic maps are excellent research tools for studying the development of places over time.  Maps from this collection may be circulated for two weeks or longer.  Contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097 for more information.

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