Thursday, September 23, 2010

Global Climate Maps

Because many developing countries do not have the technology to study in depth the amount of air pollution affecting its citizens NASA has taken it upon themselves to make a global map showing areas of higher and lower density of pollution.

Our map library has many maps similar to this as well in our vast collection!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Race and ethnicity: Detroit

Eric Fisher has created race and ethnicity maps based on census data of many major cities around the United States, with the end result being almost artistic.

By clicking on the image you are able to see tagged locations, and even some explanations of the divide in Detroit.

Detroit not your nearest hub? No problem! Click here to view other cities.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Map Sale and the first Third Thursday of the Semester!

just-box paris

All Maps one dollar unless marked with globes and atlas's for sale as well. All duplicates from a recent donation. Perfect for a wall hanging a collage, or any other projects to enhance your life.

Did you just move in and have an empty space on your wall? A map is the perfect filler of space, filled with information and appealing to the eye as well. Do you need to refresh your furniture? Perhaps a few maps for decoupaging is just what the doctor ordered like this chair done by Bombus Designs
Map chair behind

or maybe a few fancy envelopes like RingAroundTheMoon has made?

So wander by this evening and ask about our duplicates and stay to check out the maps!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Did you know? Not all maps are of earth.

In 1829 this detailed map made by ML Frankheim was published in Popular Astronomy

Karte des Vollmondes nach Mayer, Schroter und Guithuisen - Popular Astronomy by ML Frankheim, 1829, Braunschweig (SLUB) via Peacay

The mapping of objects other than the earth started well before we were able to actually take photographs of surfaces.