Thursday, August 25, 2016

National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years

Happy Birthday! National Park Service Centennial Celebration

Today marks the official celebration for the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.  ESRI, the world’s leading publisher of GIS mapping software, has created a Story Map to mark the occasion.

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

The GRMC also includes hundreds of historic and modern maps of individual parks in the National Park Service.  The Collection includes a map of the Grand Canyon National Park published in 1927, a map of Acadia National Park from 1931, and a guide map of Yosemite National Park published in 1931.  A unique map of Yellowstone National Park available in the GRMC was published by the U.S. Department of Interior in 1941.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097 Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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