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Kathleen Weessies Friday, August 31, 2018 - 3:57pm Categories: Collections

Joan Blaeu, like his father before him, was the official cartographer to the Dutch East India Company. This affiliation brought his mapmaking firm advantageous intelligence on the far eastern lands due to the Dutch monopoly on the spice trade.

Kathleen Weessies Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:07pm Categories: Events

Bob and his crew are actively moving the MSU map collection to the 2nd floor of the East Wing.  We anticipate the move completing in mid-August in time for Fall 2018 semester.  We plan to stay open during the move, just let us know what you want to find and we will track it down!

Amanda Tickner Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 2:49pm Categories: Events

This summer we are having a week long series of 3D themed workshops! All workshops will be held in the Digital Scholarship Lab between 3:00-5:00.

Monday June 11
Intro to 3D Modeling and Printing with OnShape

Amanda Tickner Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 10:07am Categories: Events

We are offering five workshops this spring semester.They are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Kathleen Weessies Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:09am Categories: Uncategorized

Michigan's 83 counties are divided into villages, townships, charter townships, and cities.  Collectively these units are known as Minor Civil Divisions.  The differences between them relate to the degree of power they have over their administrative structure, their taxing powers, territorial...

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Amanda Tickner Monday, September 11, 2017 - 1:45pm Categories: Events
The Visualization Community Seminar Series is a place for anyone interested in visualization/data visualization to learn about emerging ideas, research and methods.
Kathleen Weessies Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:49am Categories:

During Fall Semester 2017, MSU students, faculty and staff have access to a new map database MapVault.

Amanda Tickner Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 9:25am Categories: Events

We have some new and some repeated workshops for Fall 2017! All workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Introduction to QGIS Make a Simple Map with Vector Data: Friday September 15th Beaumont West 3:00-4:00

Kathleen Weessies Friday, June 9, 2017 - 2:47pm Categories: Uncategorized

An interactive map has been created which displays the land parcels selected by the State of Michigan under the Morrill Land Grant College Act. 

Kathleen Weessies Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:52am Categories: Uncategorized

In 1951 the State Library of Michigan, then in the Cass Building, was set on fire.  State workers rushed to save as many water logged items as possible.  In the picture above Michigan Department of Transportation workers are using irons to flatten maps.  The recovery efforts were featured in


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