Category Archives for maps

Extra study space in the central area during April and May

Looking for study space in the University central area for revision? The Main Library, George Square, will be busy but there are alternative spaces available. At the Main Library the Lower Ground Floor, Ground Floor and Floor 1 are open … Continue reading

20. April 2017 by jfurnes1
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Maps at ECA library and beyond

ECA Library now gives you direct access to Digimap with the University subscription. You need to register, create a profile and log in to use this great resource of digitised maps. For information on how to do this, follow this … Continue reading

22. May 2012 by jane furness
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Map news

A new online resource called Old Maps Online has just been launched. Described as “the broadest single collection of historical maps from around the world”, it provides access to a vast collection of maps held by institutions across the world.The … Continue reading

02. March 2012 by jane furness
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Visualising Urban Geographies

New dynamic maps of Edinburgh are now online through the National Library of Scotland’s collaborative Visualising Urban Geographies project with Edinburgh University. Included are 16 geo-referenced historical maps of Edinburgh from 1765-1940. They can all be compared together in Google … Continue reading

02. August 2010 by jane furness
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The Beauty of Maps

Maps are a source of inspiration for many artists, and are often beautiful works of art in themselves. The BBC has created a website, The Beauty of Maps: Seeing the Art in Cartography (link), to accompany a forthcoming TV series. … Continue reading

13. April 2010 by jfurnes1
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British geology maps now free to explore online

The British Geological Survey’s (BGS) new OpenGeoscience portal allows the public to study all the UK’s rocks on a simple Google map, down to a scale of 1:50,000. Toggling the map shows overlying towns and streets. A range of educational … Continue reading

07. December 2009 by jane furness
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