Map Library Blog
Part of the black-ink plate to the 1912 Lansing topographic map.
East Lansing and MSC, 1926
We will be offering many fun and useful workshops this semester!
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>...
The History of Cartography v.5 (Cartography in the 19th Century) is seeking contributors to write entries on the following topics.
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.
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.
QGIS is a popular open source Geographic Information System that runs on several operating systems.
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...