Pages: << 1 ... 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ... 53 >>


xkcd Gives Insight Into Your Peronality

The webcomic xkcd, helps map geeks figure out the keys their personalities in this awesome comic about map projections. It's kind of a Cosmo quiz for map nerds:

What your favorite map projection says about you

Map Projections

Nov 22, 2011 | Categories: Trivia | jridener

Earth Sciences and Map Library Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

The Earth Sciences and Map Library will be closed for Thanksgiving  from Thursday, November 24 through Sunday, November 27. Additionally, the library will close early, at 5pm, on Thursday, November 23.

Regular semester hours will resume on Monday, November 28.

Please remember that the Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the library does. This means no checkouts or returns after 6:45pm Monday-Thursday and after 4:45pm Fridays.

There are a few days when the library will close early, before holidays:

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd: 9am - 5pm

Wednesday, Dec. 21st: 9am-5pm

Upcoming holidays include:

Dec. 22, 2011 - January 3, 2012 (Winter Break): Closed


We're looking forward to seeing you in the library!

Nov 22, 2011 | Categories: Hours | jridener

Earth Sciences and Map Library Closed Veterans Day Weekend

The Earth Sciences and Map Library will be closed for Veterans Day weekend from Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13. Additionally, the library will close early, at 5pm, on Thursday, November 10.

Regular semester hours will resume on Monday, November 14.

 

Please remember that the Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the library does. This means no checkouts or returns after 6:45pm Monday-Thursday and after 4:45pm Fridays.

There are a few days when the library will close early, before holidays:

Thursday, Nov. 10th: 9am 5pm

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd: 9am - 5pm

Upcoming holidays include:

Nov. 24th/25th (Thanksgiving weekend): Closed

We're looking forward to seeing you in the library!

 

Nov 08, 2011 | Categories: Hours | jridener

Charting a More Perfect Union: NOAA's Historical Map and Chart Collection

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Coast Survey has made its collection of historical  maps and charts available online for viewing and free download. The Coast Survey was founded in 1807 by President Thomas Jefferson to survey the United States' coast. Additional collections include land sketches, Civil War battle maps, and aeronautical charting from the 1930s to the 1950s, among other highlights.

Users can search for specific charts and maps or browse through collections of both. Interesting collections include the Coast Survey's work during the Civil War, Surface Currents of the Great Lakes, and New York Bay and Harbor. Of course, none of the historical charts are suitable for navigation, but they are public domain and available for reuse.

Oct 24, 2011 | Categories: Web resources | jridener

Association of American Geographers GIS specialty group student paper competition



The GIS Specialty Group (GISSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)is sponsoring a student paper competition. The  awards will be presented at the AAG meeting in New York City, February 24-28, 2012. From the GISSG paper competition site: "The purpose of this competition is to promote scholarship and written and oral presentation by students in the field of GIS. Papers are invited from current graduate and undergraduate students on any topic in geographical information systems and geographic information science. "


More details, including important dates and guidelines, can be found on the Call for Abstracts site.

Sep 22, 2011 | Categories: News & Updates, Events | jridener

<< 1 ... 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ... 53 >>