Thursday, April 21, 2016

GIS Map of the Travels of Queen Elizabeth II

Happy Birthday Your Majesty:  Mapping the Travels of Queen Elizabeth II

Today is the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.  Last September when she became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, The Telegraph published an online map showing all of the countries Queen Elizabeth has visited.  (The map was created using ESRI GIS software).

Elizabeth has reigned since 1952, and during that time she has visited 116 countries.  The queen visited Commonwealth country Canada 24 times and Australia 16 times.  Elizabeth visited the United States five times.  Her first visit came during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower in 1957, and her last visit was in 2010 with President George W. Bush.

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) consolidates one-on-one research assistance from the GIS Specialist with the GIS Research Area, which offers access to ESRI GIS software and to online GIS tutorials, datasets, online mapping applications, and in-house GIS data.

For more information about using GIS software, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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