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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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