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November 17, 2009

Free Outline Maps

Over 5000 maps in a variety of formats (GIF, PDF, CDR, SVG, AI, WMF) are available from http://d-maps.com/ . A limited number of maps (with appropriate citation) can be used in publications as well. (See the terms and conditions for more information.)

November 12, 2009


Cyclopath provides a forum to find and share information about bicycling in the Twin Cities Metro area. Cyclopath is a geowiki: an editable map where anyone can share notes about roads and trails, enter tags about special locations, and fix map problems - like missing trails.

Visit Cyclopath to find bike routes (and other information) and to share your knowledge.

Map Quiz

Can you figure out what these maps are representing without seeing a legend? It may not be as easy as you think. You can sign up to receive a new quiz every month.

Check out the The Morning News Cloud of Atlases!

Minnesota Traffic Volume Maps Online

Interested in traffic volume maps for the state of Minnesota? Find both historic and recent maps available online now from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. City, county and Twin Cities Metro Area maps are just some of the coverages found on this site.

Check it out!

November 6, 2009

Online Historic Maps of Minnesota

A new collection of digitized versions of historic Minnesota maps is now available in the University Media Repository.

Original print versions of the maps are available for viewing upon request at the Borchert Map Library. HIgh resolution digital copies are available for purchase from the Digital Collections Unit. Contact the Map Library at mapref@umn.edu to get pricing information and/or to request a digital copy.

We are excited to share these beautiful and unique items with you!

Cartography 2.0 (a guide to creating animated and interactive maps)

Cartography 2.0 is a free online knowledge base and e-textbook for students and professionals interested in interactive and animated maps. The authors set out to answer a basic question they had been asked many times: What's the important stuff I need to know about making great on-demand/interactive maps?

Check it out!

A Carto-Bibliography of the Maps in Eighteenth-Century British and American Geography Books

Barbara McCorkle has written a carto-bibliography that allows you to find maps in historic British and American Geography books. Multiple indexes (cartographer/engraver, geographic, publisher) provide entry into the list of works.

The University of Minnesota has online access to Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) which provides access to many of the books found in the carto-bibliography....providing you with easy access to many of these maps online.

Check out the carto-bibliography and ECCO!