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Amanda Tickner Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 1:04pm Categories: Uncategorized

We will be offering many fun and useful workshops this semester!

Kasey Wilson Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 5:03pm Categories: Uncategorized

In his speech to the US Congress on September 24, Pope Francis stated that “Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the Second World War.” This common refrain can be heard throughout the current dialogue on the refugee and migrant situation in Europe and elsewhere...

Continue reading <a href="/map-library/2015/dec/european-migration-crisis-perspective">The European Migration Crisis in Perspective</a>...
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 5:03pm Categories: Uncategorized

The History of Cartography v.5 (Cartography in the 19th Century) is seeking contributors to write entries on the following topics.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 6:46pm Categories: Uncategorized

In 1986 MSU cartography student Brenda Mathenia made this map of campus that highlights the 14 library locations and their collections. The back summarizes the collections and services of the libraries at that time.

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 7:14pm Categories: Uncategorized

Participate in a humanitarian mapping project, no GIS experience needed! Bring your laptop to the library and join us in developing map data to aid a humanitarian project.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 1:27pm Categories:

QGIS is a popular open source Geographic Information System that runs on several operating systems.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 12:14pm Categories: Uncategorized

For hundreds of years European nations yearned to discover a water route over or through the Americas to reach the Pacific and Asia. In 1775 the unofficial contest became more real when Great Britain offered a £20,000 prize (about £2.2 million today) mainly to beat the Spanish to the discovery...

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 4:51pm Categories: Uncategorized

Map catalogers Tim Kiser and Nicole Smeltekop have attacked the Map Library backlog in the areas listed below. Catalog searches of the following places will now reveal EVERY paper map MSU Libraries owns*.

List for 2015, 2nd Quarter:

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 3:55pm Categories: Uncategorized

Our map catalogers Tim Kiser and Nicole Smeltekop have attacked the Map Library backlog in the areas listed below. Catalog searches of the following places will now reveal EVERY paper map MSU Libraries owns*.

List for 2015 1st Quarter:

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:17pm Categories: Uncategorized

On April 1, 1840 Michigan’s governor approved the creation of 30 new counties to fill in the recently surveyed northern Lower Peninsula. The counties didn’t fit on old 1830s style maps.

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