Free to Use and Reuse: Maps of Discovery and Exploration (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: Free to Use and Reuse: Maps of Discovery and Exploration. “Exploration into the unknown — when much of the world’s surface was not accurately mapped — is the theme of this month’s edition of the Library’s Free to Use and Reuse sets of copyright-free material. The collection is an eye-opening reminder that much of the globe was not recorded until late in the 19th century.”

Daily Bruin: New online maps documents Native American ancestral territory at Fowler

New-to-me, from the Daily Bruin: New online maps documents Native American ancestral territory at Fowler. “Current literature on indigenous Los Angeles rarely comes from those doing work inside tribal communities. Wendy Teeter, curator of archaeology at the Fowler Museum, will be giving a lecture at the Fowler Museum on Wednesday to discuss the web-based project ‘Mapping Indigenous Los Angeles.'”

Rowan Today: Hasse receives N.J. conservation award for vast online mapping project

New-to-me, with new offshoots: Hasse receives N.J. conservation award for vast online mapping project. “Rowan University Professor of Geography John Hasse and a team of researchers have compiled a massive trove of New Jersey land use data and moved it all online for easy access, a project that will benefit students, journalists, municipal officials, developers and residents for decades to come.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: New online database to give homebuyers detailed information about flood risks

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: New online database to give homebuyers detailed information about flood risks. “First Street Foundation on Tuesday launched Flood Lab, a research partnership which provides eight universities with its model that maps previous instances of flooding as well as future risks. Using the dataset, Wharton, MIT and John Hopkins University among others will quantify the impacts of flooding on the U.S. economy….The data will be made available to the public in the first half of 2020 in an online database searchable by home address.”

Missoulian: Trout Unlimited unveils map of fishing access sites

Missoulian: Trout Unlimited unveils map of fishing access sites. “Anglers searching for a fishing access site in Montana, or a good place for one in the future, now have a new tool from Montana Trout Unlimited. On Wednesday, the nonprofit unveiled an online interactive map of Montana’s fishing sites. While Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks already has its own online fishing access map, Trout Unlimited doesn’t just show access sites.”

Vietnam+: National geographic database to be set up

Vietnam+: National geographic database to be set up. “Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has recently approved a project to set up a national geographic database. The objective of project is to establish and update the national geographic database and topographic land maps at scales of 1:2,000 and 1:5,000 for urban, future urban, rural, island, archipelago, river-mouth, and seaport areas.”

Gibraltar Chronicle: Garrison Library creates digital map archive, with some help from MoD photographer

Gibraltar Chronicle: Garrison Library creates digital map archive, with some help from MoD photographer. “The team at the Gibraltar Garrison Library, assisted by Cpl Tim Hammond, MOD’s Command Photographer, have embarked on a collaborative project with the aim of creating a digital archive of the Ordinance Survey maps of Gibraltar held at the library.”