Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Baltimore Maryland Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries

Maps in the News:  Baltimore

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) has dozens of maps of Baltimore, Maryland, available for research and learning.  The collection includes nautical charts of the harbor area of Baltimore, U.S. Geological Survey historic and modern topographic maps that show the development of the city, and modern and historic street maps.

The Maryland Geological Survey published maps available from the GRMC of the topography, election districts, and geological formations of Baltimore from 1925 and 1939.  The Underground Railroad: Maryland’s Network to Freedom was published in 2010 and includes important landmarks of the Underground Railroad in Baltimore, and Baltimore: A House Divided is a map depicting the events of the Civil War in the Chesapeake Bay area.

The Washington Post published two maps showing the races of the residents of Baltimore in relation to the neighborhoods with the most vacant houses.  The racial map was published by The Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.  The map of vacant buildings (15,928 in Baltimore) was published in 2012 by Elliott Plack.

The GRMC is located on the second floor of Bracken Library.

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