Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Maps Exhibit at Ball State University Libraries

Indianapolis Motor Speedway:  Time-lapse in Maps Exhibit

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) has created a special maps exhibit to commemorate the Indianapolis 500 race.  The exhibit, Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Time-lapse in Maps, will be featured in the front windows of the GRMC on the second floor of Bracken Library through May.

The exhibit was created by GRMC student-assistant John Renschler and features maps depicting changes in the Speedway grounds dating back to 1945.  Classic photographs from the Ralph J. Satterlee Indianapolis 500 Photographs Collection in the Libraries’ Digital Media Repository (including photographs documenting Walter Cronkite, Jimmy Stewart, Jim Nabors and other visiting celebrities) are also included.

A copy of the exhibit is available from the Libraries’ Cardinal Scholar repository is also available for research and learning.  The poster may be printed for use in the classroom or other educational projects.  The GRMC offers to members of the BSU community two large-format plotters for printing posters.

For more information about using maps in research and learning, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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