Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Maps Collection in the Ball State University Libraries' Digital Media Repository

Grain, Gas, and Gear:  U.S. Commodities Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) has provided more maps for a new collection available online from the Libraries’ Digital Media Repository—the United States Commodities Maps CollectionThe Digital Media Repository (DMR) provides access to a broad range of digitized primary source materials, including artwork, architectural drawings, films and video, oral histories, photographs, publications, and historic maps and cartographic resources.

This collection provides online access to a set of maps published by the United States Army Engineer Institute for Water Resources.  The maps depict various commodity movement routes, including iron, steel, crude oil, and grain.  Pipeline transportation systems, major waterways, and ports are included in the collection.  The maps may be downloaded for use in research and learning.

For more information about the Digital Media Repository, please contact the Archives and Special Collections at 765-285-5078.  For more information about any of the maps in the collections, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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