Friday, June 10, 2016

Muhammad Ali Career in Maps

Maps in the News:  GIS Map Gallery of Muhammad Ali’s Boxing Career

ESRI, the world’s leading producer of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, has created a Story Map featuring highlights from the late Muhammad Ali’s boxing career.  The Story Map includes maps, photographs, and videos beginning with the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. 

Maps include the sites of his professional boxing matches, the home countries of Ali’s opponents, and a map depicting the number of rounds for each fight.  The last map features photographs from the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress detailing Ali’s nine most historic moments, including video from his first professional fight.

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 online tutorials, datasets, online mapping applications, and in-house GIS data.  GIS software is also available throughout Bracken Library, the Architecture Library, and in the Science-Health Science Library.

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

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