Category: Featured Map

Graduation times!

For UA graduates, Tuscaloosa will always have a special place in their heart. What better way to remember your time in Ttown than to have a framed historic map on the wall? Print outs of this map and other historic Alabama/Tuscaloosa maps and be ordered from the Cartographic Research Laboratory: 

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Easter season = Chocolate season!

Whether we choose to observe Easter or not, the Easter season is for many an excuse to enjoy chocolate! This map shows from what countries the bulk of the world’s cacao come from as well as in what countries chocolate is the most popular. Cocoa beans are grown in warm climates close to the equator. The world leading exporter of cocoa beans is Cote d’Ivoire (this map is from 2002, but the record still holds!), and in Ghana the cacao […]

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March is Women’s History Month in the U.S. and as part of it March 8th is International Women’s Day, which is recognized all over the world. This map shows global variations in the Gender Gap, where 1 is the highest possible score (=equality) and 0 is the lowest possible score (=inequality). The Gender Gap Index is created by the World Economic Forum and includes measures such as women’s access to resources and opportunities, percent of women in high-skilled jobs, female […]

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Tuscaloosa and Birmingham as seen from Space

As we’re waiting for spring… Alabama is relatively green in the winter too! These images are false color images, shown in colors chosen to enhance certain features. Healthy vegetation shows as bright red (evergreens in these winter shots), while sand, stone and concrete are shown in a white-blueish color. Considering this you can see Tuscaloosa as a whiteish blob to the left and Birmingham a bit northeast of it. Using this palette water bodies typically occur black (see top of […]

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