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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 7:43pm Categories: Uncategorized

The MSU Map Library presents “Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c.” by Nicolas Sanson, engraved by Jean Somer, published by Pierre Mariette in Paris in 1656.

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 1:30pm Categories: Uncategorized

The MSU Map Library has added several new sets of digital topographic maps:


Ethiopia at 1:250,000 by the Ethiopian Mapping Agency YaʼItyoṗyā kārtā śerā derejet

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 2:33pm Categories: Uncategorized

Landscan 2011 is a world population dataset at approximately 1 km resolution. It represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours).

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 4:51pm Categories: Uncategorized

Oversized scanning resumed in the Map Library with the acquisition of a HP T2300 scanner. Sheet maps up to 42" wide may be fed through and saved in TIF, JPG, PDF, JP2, or DWF formats. Bring your own USB drive, sorry it won't take external hard drives unless they have their own power source.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 1:00pm Categories: Uncategorized

The MSU Map Library now has a fledgling inventory of licensed online digital topographic maps.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 2:24pm Categories: Uncategorized

MSU Libraries' first hosted-and-served set of digital topographic maps is of Ethiopia mapped at a scale of 1:250,000, prepared by the US Defense Mapping Agency Joint Operations Graphic.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 6:26pm Categories: Uncategorized

Landscan is a world population dataset at approximately 1 km resolution (30" X 30"). It represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours).

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 3:41pm Categories: Uncategorized

The Map Library has a new look, with the service counter in a new location nearer the entrance. This change is part of a sequence of events that will eventually lead to a Geospatial Technology Area directly across from the service counter.

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 12:53pm Categories: Uncategorized

The MSU Map Library welcomes a new A3 scanner for flatbed scanning.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 6:36pm Categories: Uncategorized

The United State Geological Survey has released 2011 editions of the new "US Topo", the new generation of digital topographic maps. In October 2009, the USGS began to load US Topo maps to the USGS Store distribution point where the maps are available for free download.

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