Monday, August 22, 2016

Maps in the News from Ball State University Libraries

Maps in the News:  Syria, Sharks, and a Superfund Site

The Institute for the Study of War has released an updated map of Isis of the Middle East.  The circled blue areas depict changes.  The Isis areas in Syria and Iraq are shrinking, but fighting near Raqqa and Mosul has intensified and Aleppo remains bleak.

Scientists working with OCEARCH, a nonprofit shark research organization, tagged a young shark pup named “Montauk” off the coast of Montauk, New York last week.  The OCEARCH Global Shark Tracker allows users to track the shark pup and others in real-time.

1921 Sanborn Fire Insurance map of the Anaconda Lead Products Company,
East Chicago, Indiana
Ball State University Libraries
(click to enlarge)

The residents of a housing complex in East Chicago, Indiana will be forced to move due to lead contamination from demolished processing plants located on the site starting around 1920.  The Environmental Protection Agency provides a map of the site.

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