Monday, September 19, 2016

Gas Pipeline Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries

Maps in the News:  Gasoline Pipelines in the United States

A crucial gasoline pipeline closed on September 9 after the discovery of a spill of over 250,000 gallons in rural Alabama.  The Colonial Pipeline runs from Houston and supplies gasoline to New York and the east coast.  The leak will disrupt supplies and possibly drive up prices of fuel.

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) includes a collection of maps identifying the major gasoline and oil pipelines in the United States.  The Collection is available in the GRMC or in digital format from the Digital Media Repository (DMR).

United States Commodities Maps Collection includes a set of maps published by the U.S. Army Engineer Institute for Water Resources.  The Collection includes maps depicting various commodity movement routes, including iron, steel, crude oil, and grain.  The Continental Pipeline and other gasoline pipelines are depicted in black on this map.  Users can download the maps for research and learning.

For more information about using maps and other cartographic resources, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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