Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day with Maps

Earth Justice map of hydraulic fracturing in the U.S.

U.S. Geological Survey maps showing polar ice melt

One Planet, Many People atlas maps of Lake Chad shrinking

National Geographic map of polar ice melt

NOAA model of polar ice caps

Earth Day Maps from Ball State University Libraries

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) is commemorating Earth Day with a special exhibit of maps depicting environmental concerns from around the world and artistic maps showing different perspectives of the world.  The exhibit will be displayed in the front windows of the GRMC on the second floor of Bracken Library through the end of April.

The GRMC includes numerous maps showing global hotspots, including maps of endangered species, the polar ice melt, deforestation, environmental disasters, and energy resources.  The Atlas Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library also includes several atlases that are related to environmental issues.  (Click above maps to enlarge).

Maps from the GRMC may be circulated for two weeks or longer.  Atlases may be borrowed for 28 days or longer.  For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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