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Maps are one of those basic resources for identifying problems and their solutions, whether cognitive maps or tangible maps. An understanding of their strengths and limitations ought to be elementary.

From the always excellent source, The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/

2. Maps In Our Lives


The Library of Congress has many productive partnerships with peer institutions and affiliates, and their thirty-year partnership with the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) has been quite fruitful.

Designed to complement a current in situ exhibit at the Library of Congress’s headquarters, this online exhibit explores cartography, surveying, and geographic information systems in their full glory. The maps provide a broad overview of the history of surveying, as they begin with maps of George Washington’s farm created in 1760 and conclude with offerings created in 1999. The selection of maps is quite catholic in its scope, as it includes an intriguing map of the University of Oregon campus at night, a map from the popular board game “Carmen Sandiego”, and a relief map of Crater Lake. After all this, even the most casual visitor may find themselves with a renewed or newfound interest in the field of geography. [KMG]

The Library of Congress site has only the one side of the Geographic map for searching. The other side portrays the best AK on 48 map Where in Alaska relative to US 48

National Geographic Map of Alaska
The National Geographic Society’s incorporation of illustration with relief cartography portrays the grandeur and uniqueness of the Alaskan landscape in relation to towns, highways, and parks. Regarded as pioneering map illustrators, the National Geographic Society frequently adopts this techniques in maps produced as part of its exploration studies. This Alaska map was included as a supplement to the May 1994 issue of the National Geographic magazine.

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