Monday, December 15, 2014

Australia Maps Available from Ball State University

Maps in the News:  Australia Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library has hundreds of maps of Australia available for research and learning.  Most of the maps of Australia, however, have not yet been cataloged and will not appear in the CardCat system.  Researchers can visit or contact the GRMC for more information about the cartographic resources available for Australia.

City maps for Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Melbourne and dozens of other urban locations are available in the GRMC.  The Sydney Pictorial Map and City Guide (above, click to enlarge) includes a map showing the locations of prominent points of interest and drawings of each of the building’s architecture.  Notes about who designed the structure and how it was built are also included on the map.

The collection also includes road maps of Australia, economic maps of the country, and topographic maps.  A set of 2002 topographic maps of New South Wales includes the topography on one side with aerial photography on the verso (above).

The National Geographic map of Australia (above) includes a satellite image with vegetation and a temperature gradient depicted.  Inset maps show how the continent of Australia has shifted over time.

All maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer and may be used for travel, research projects, and exhibits.  For more information about these maps, please contact the GRMC Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 at 765-285-1097.

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