MN GIS/LIS NEWS
Summer 2007
ISSUE 49

MN GIS/LIS NEWS
The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

2007 Conference
Silent Auction
From the Chair
Spring Workshops
Award Nominations
Scholarship Winners

State
Right of Way Maps Online
More Photos via WMS

Governor's Council
Applications FY08
Commendation Nominations

Regional
MetroGIS

Local
County GIS Association
Ramsey 2006 Orthos
Utility User Group

Federal
SSURGO update
Web Soil Survey v.2
2010 Census Tracts
2010 Census Address Update
Land Cover Website
Satellite Mission

Higher Education
U of M GIS Job Fair
St. Mary's Update

Other Places
Seamless Photos/Topos
WI GIS Coordination
City GIS Sites
Climate Change Risk
Projections Poster
European GPS Update
1507 Map of World

 

Happy 500th Birthday

 

2007 marks the 500th anniversary of the publication of the first known map to use the word “America” for the western hemisphere. The only known copy of the map was acquired by the U.S. Library of Congress in 2003 for $10 million. The map has been called "America's birth certificate" and was compiled by cartographer Martin Waldseemüller in 1507.

 

The map is the earliest multi-sheet printed wall map, made up of 12 sheets, each measuring 16-1/2 inches by 23-1/4 inches, resulting in an overall map that measures 4-1/2 feet by 8 feet, or a total of 36 square feet. The image below is a composite of the 12 sheets.

 

 

 More information on the map can be found at: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2001/01-093.html