Geologic Atlas Repository Spotlight Transcript

The Geologic Atlas of the United States has been a really interesting project for me. This particular collection is... it’s not only maps but it’s text, and images, photographs. The maps themselves—the topographic maps—include a lot of cultural features. So you will see... post offices, schools, cemeteries, places that no longer exist. We actually converted the maps to Google Earth and that has brought also a lot of attention to this particular collection because then the historians get interested, people doing genealogy research... and again the schools, they, they will look at these historic maps and they will know where the cemetery is or where a particular mine had been located. You will see place names, Indian reservations, and you will see a lot of things that aren’t necessarily on a modern day map. So, you will see change over time.

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