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Title: Library of Congress: Maps in Our Lives
Url: https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/maps/
Publisher: Library of Congress
Description: This online exhibit features a selection of various types of maps from the collections of the Library of Congress and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). Map types include survey maps such as the historic maps of George Washington's farms, a hydrographic survey, Geographic Information System (GIS) map, and a selection of examples of thematic maps, reference maps, recreation and travel maps, and others. Some maps are available for downloading. There are also brief discussions about Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geodesy, and a link to a brief (2 min.) movie about the uses of maps.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Museums. Exhibitions
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Maps
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Mathematical geography. Cartography
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Social studies -- Geography
Social studies -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Geography -- Maps
Date Issued: 2010-07-27
Resource Type: Collection
Reference Material
Instructional Material
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Professional/Practitioner
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Graduate/Professional
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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