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 […]

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Map of the Holy Land

a three-part map that includes the map of Jerusalem, Vicinity of the ancient city of Jerusalem, and plan of the ancient city of Jerusalem

In spirit of the season, this month’s featured map is a detail of “the Holy Land”, mapped by Samuel Augustus Mitchell in 1864. Mitchell was an American geographer, born in Connecticut, who worked as a teacher and started producing maps after being dissatisfied with the maps in his students’ textbooks. His company “The Mitchell Company” was one of the leading […]

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