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Subjects

Geography (Map)
Chronology (Clock, Calendar)

Subheadings
Cosmological (Cosmos, Being)
Physical (Universe, Mass)
Terrestrial (Earth, Life)
Anthropological (World, Human)
Mystical (Other Place, Other Being)

Resources

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General

Quick Links Google maps, Google Earth, Map Quest, OpenStreetMap, Map Builder

Portal

Map Resources (Cohen & Taliaferro)

Dictionary

map : a representation usually on a flat surface of the whole or a part of an area — Webster

Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Thesaurus of Geographic Names (Getty)
U.S. Board on Geographic Names (GNIS)
NGA GEOnet Names Server (GNS)
Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Glossary

Glossary of Cartographic Terms (Perry-Castañeda Library, U. of Texas)

Encyclopedia

Map is a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, and themes.Many maps are static two-dimensional, geometrically accurate (or approximately accurate) representations of three-dimensional space, while others are dynamic or interactive, even three-dimensional. Although most commonly used to depict geography, maps may represent any space, real or imagined, without regard to context or scale; e.g. brain mapping, DNA mapping and extraterrestrial mapping.

Although the earliest maps known are of the heavens, geographic maps of territory have a very long tradition and exist from ancient times. The word “map” comes from the medieval Latin Mappa mundi, wherein mappa meant napkin or cloth and //mundi// the world. Thus, “map” became the shortened term referring to a two-dimensional representation of the surface of the world. — Wikipedia

David Darling’s Internet Encyclopedia of Science, Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)

Preservation

History




David Rumsey’s Map Collection (Stanford Libraries)


David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford Libraries



David Rumsey’s Map Collection





David Rumsey Maps (SecondLife Destination Guide)

Leventhal Map Center (Boston Public Library)



The “3D tour” of the map center described in the Boston Globe is an engaging application that uses Matterport to create an immersive 360 experience.
Click the image below to see a Matterport 3D tour of the Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History Exhibition at the (The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library)
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Boston Public Library map center adds virtual tour (Steve Annear, Boston Globe)

Other Resources about Historical Maps and Atlases

History and Geography of Europe and the World: Historical Atlas of Europe AD 1 to 1600 (Euratlas)
Online historical atlas showing the states of Europe and Mediterranean basin at the end of each century from AD 1 to AD 2000. In English and French.
History of Mapping (Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping)
Map History & History of Cartography (WWW Virtual Library)
International Antiquarian Mapsellers Association (IAMA)

Quotation

Quotations Page Bartlett’s

Museum

CartoTalk Cartography Museum

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education


Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Open Education Consortium

Community

Organization

International Map Collectors’ Society (IMCoS)
International Antiquarian Mapsellers Association (IAMA)
Associations and Societies (Cohen & Taliaferro)

Event

Conferences, meetings and lectures (WWW Virtual Library)
Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)

Forum

Reddit

Blog

The Map Room: A weblog about maps (Jonathan Crowe), WordPress

News

Western Association of Map Libraries Information Bulletin
Western Association of Map Libraries Publications

Book

ISBNdb

Government

EarthExplorer (USGS)
Geostationary Satellite Server (NOAA)
Global Maps (NASA)

Document

US Maps & Statistics (USA.gov)

Expression

Fun

TXT

Toy

Amazon Toys

Arts


Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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Western Association of Map Libraries Information Bulletin