Tag: cartography

Marine Digimap now available online

Marine Digimap has just joined our growing online collection of digital cartography resources.  This online tool allows registered users to view, annotate, save and print hydrospatial vector marine maps and Admiralty charts for waters around the UK.  These marine maps

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Planned Map Library closures (31 January and 20-26 February)

We regret that due to planned staff absence, the Map Library will be closed on Tuesday 31st January and again for a week from 20-26 February.  Please plan your large format scanning and digital mapping work around these times.

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Mathematical mapping and optimal pub crawls

Here’s something that might amuse students who enjoy both beer and computational mathematics: a map that shows the shortest route between all the pubs in the UK.  Here is an article about how the problem was solved and the map itself

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Planned Map Library closure (12th-13th January 2017)

The Map Library will be closed on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th January.  Map Library and large format scanning services (larger than A3) will be available again from Monday 16th January.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

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The Map Library re-opens

The Map Library is now open again following the completion of roof work above that area, although some stock remains inaccessible.  The Map Library Opening hours are shorter than those for the rest of the University Library; they are available from our opening

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Map Library temporarily closed

We regret that the Map Library is temporarily closed with most Map Library services unavailable while contractors work on the roof above.  The Map Librarian is available to offer advice by appointment but please email annushka.donin@port.ac.uk first to ensure they are available.

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When maps go wrong

Maps have long been used for purposes that go far beyond helping people to find things.  They have been tools for propaganda and ideology, and in some cases, just plain wrong, including presenting California as an island.  Here the Guardian

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Map Library closed this week (17-18 November)

Due to staff sickness, we regret the Map Library is closed this week.  It is expected to open again from Monday, 21 November. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Map Library services operating intermittently

The Map Library is operating only intermittently at the moment while the windows above it are replaced.  Please email annushka.donin@port.ac.uk to make an appointment for either Map Library services or to arrange to scan anything larger than A3. Library staff can show you

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Planned Map Library closure, 8-9 November 2016 (resolved)

Update 10.11.16 – The Map Library is open as usual this afternoon from 1.00-4.30 pm.  Opening hours for the Map Library are shorter than for the rest of the University Library and are available from our opening hours web page.

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