Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Interactive GIS Map Celebrates the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II

London map, Ball State University Libraries GRMC

Around the World with Queen Elizabeth II

Today, September 9, 2015, at about 5:30 London time, Queen Elizabeth II became Britain’s longest reigning monarch, surpassing Queen Victoria.  Elizabeth has served 23,226 days (nearly 63 years and seven months).  Elizabeth was crowned on February 6, 1952.

To commemorate the occasion, The Telegraph created an interactive map showing the destinations of each of her 265 overseas visits.  The map shows arcs of the trips taken each year and ends with dots marking the locations.  The map was created using ESRI GIS software.

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) offers access ESRI GIS software and online GIS tutorials, datasets, online mapping applications, in-house GIS data, and one-on-one assistance from the GIS Specialist.  GIS software is available on 28 high-end computers in the GRMC and on computers throughout Bracken Library.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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