Map and Geospatial Hub news

 Map depicting the Mesopotamian Theater of World War I including cities, topography, and existing borders

Map of the Month: January 2022

Our January Map of the Month is this 1916 map of “The Theatre of War in Mesopotamia”, displaying Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq and Syria) and Persia (modern-day Iran) as they appeared in the midst of World War I. This map was published in Edward Stanford’s War Map No. 9  and includes...

Historic map depicting Northern Mexico, Baja California, and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana Territory

Map of the Month: December 2021

Our December Map of the Month is this French map titled “New Mexico, with the Northern Part of Old, Or New Spain”. Among the oldest maps in our collection, this map was made by Rigobert Bonne and was published in 1780 as part of Guillaume-Thomas Raynal’s famous Atlas de Toutes Les P...

Newspaper Article detailing how ASU is starting a new multimedia and public outreach program to bring the first monograph by the U.S. Geological Survey into the Digital Age.

Williams-Grand Canyon News: Dutton’s Atlas: How cartography helped Grand Canyon become grand

View the full Williams-Grand Canyon News article, Dutton’s Atlas: How cartography helped Grand Canyon become grand, written by Joe Giddens, and published on October 12, 2021, at the following URL: https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2021/oct/12/duttons-atlas-how-cartogr… ...

Illustrated map of the Grand Canyon showing canyon detail, tourist attractions, Native American cultural icons of Northern Arizona, and various related comics

Map of the Month: November 2021

Our November Map of the Month is this illustrated map titled “Grand Canyon” by Uruguayan-American artist Jo Mora. The map depicts approximately one fourth of the Grand Canyon, focusing on the portion most frequented by tourists. It features a variety of insets and illustrations high...

view of the ghost town of Tombstone with an illustration of a gunslinger and three other nearby ghost towns

Map of the Month: October 2021

Our October Map of the Month is this 1963 map titled “Arizona’s Lost Mines and Ghost Towns”. It features some of Arizona’s most famous lost mines and ghost towns as well as the more obscure, and it includes many illustrations related to Arizona’s history and the “Wild West” era that...

A student and staff member inspecting a map in the Map and Geospatial Hub.

Hub Hiring Two Student Workers (Fall 2021)

The Hub is Hiring! The ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub is searching for two new student workers to join our team! Any interested students should be sure to apply by the application deadline of October 8th. ...

A hand-drawn view of the Grand Canyon from the Transept.

ASU News: How cartography helped the Grand Canyon become grand

View the full ASU News Article, How cartography helped the Grand Canyon become grand, written by Lauren Whitby, and published on September 28, 2021, at the following URL: https://news.asu.edu/20210928-arizona-impact-how-cartography-helped-grand-canyon-become-grand ...

Map of the Month: September 2021

It’s been one month since Sun Devils came back to campus after nearly 16 months of remote learning. To celebrate our return to in-person learning, our September Map of the Month is this 1980 illustrated map of Tempe, Arizona. It highlights many of Tempe’s community landmarks and pro...

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Hub Director Featured in American Libraries Magazine

Matthew Toro, ASU Library’s director of maps, imagery, and geospatial services, was featured in the September/October 2021 issue of American Libraries magazine. ...