Friday, March 21, 2014

Map of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill from Ball State University Libraries

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Map from Ball State University Libraries

Monday, March 24 marks the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.  The Valdez oil tanker ran aground in Prince William Sound, spilling millions of gallons of crude oil.  The map shows how the oil spill covered over 1,200 miles of shoreline.

The map above (click to enlarge) is from Mapping America’s Past: A Historical Atlas by Mark C. Carnes available from the Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library.  This reference atlas features maps ranging from exploration, colonization, wars, and political issues to gender, ethnicity, education, religion, disease, and other demographics.  The atlas features detailed maps about the “making of Black Harlem” in New York, airports constructed by the WPA during the Great Depression, and maps of Levittown, Pennsylvania.

For more information, please contact the GRMC Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 at 765-285-1097.

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