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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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National Map Reading Week (17-23 October 2016)

Update 24.10.16 – If you did not manage to stop by the Map Library last week, please do not be shy to ask for a quick guide to map reading or help using maps in your work. Can you read

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Restricted Map Library services (14-16 September 2016)

The Map Librarian will be away from 14-16 September 2016.  As a result, Map Library services will be restricted as follows: Wednesday 14 September – Map Library open but offering limited services Thursday 15 September – Map Library open but offering limited services Friday

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A distorted view of the world

Think maps show the relative size of the world’s countries?  Most don’t! The world is a slightly flattened sphere and the land masses that we live on are all curved around it.  Flattening out the surface of a round Earth onto a

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Drawing a blank (map)

Is it just me or does this nautical chart look irresistibly recall to mind an episode of Blackadder II where the protagonist was handed a map of where he would be going on his next voyage asked if he would fill it in as he

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Marine Digimap free trial

Do you study the sea?  If so you might be interested in our new free trial to Marine Digimap running until 19th May 2016.   This resource depicts the UK marine and coastal zone environment and includes images of official charts, plus a vector

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Introducing: Geofacets

Geofacets is a geological mapping e-resource offering thousands of peer reviewed maps of relevance to geoscientists from peer reviewed journal articlesin a range of leading publications. It includes access to downloadable maps capable of integration with GIS software and links

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The world’s address in 3 words

Living in a city in a country with arguably the most sophisticated postcode system in the world, it is easy to forget that few places on Earth actually have an address.  Now the What3Words app offers a unique permutation of three English words that define

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