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Map Resources Releases Expanded Middle East Maps

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Map Resources just released an expanded map of the Middle East, including an option with terrain background.

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Brand New Maps of Halifax Available Now!

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Map Resources just uploaded new 2 maps of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and they are sure to be a valuable resource for graphic designers with projects in that area. These Halifax maps were created with fully updated data, so you can be sure they are accurate and up-to-date. Like all Map Resources maps, the Halifax maps are fully editable, Adobe Illustrator files that you can edit to suit your project.  All features are in layers that you can turn on or off as needed.  All place names are font-based text, so you can easily change font, size and style. And because...

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Our Largest USA Map... Ever

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Map Resources just released its largest USA map ever... possibly the world's largest digital map of the USA! This big boy measures in at 75 x 50 inches (190 x 127 cm).  Plus it's vector format, so that means users can enlarge to their heart's content.  And the large dimensions allow for extremely detailed line work, resulting in intricately drawn roads, borders, rivers and coastlines that print beautifully even when enlarged It's a great choice for any wall size graphics like posters, museum walls, trade show graphics. Click through to the map, then use Zoom tool to examine the incredible detail! SaveSaveSave...

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Learn about Alexander von Humboldt the Easy Way

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 Andrea Wulf's bestseller,  "The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World" is a wonderful read about the amazing scientist, Alexander von Humboldt.  Among other amazing scientific firsts, von Humboldt developed the first map graphic that combined visual information with other scientific data such as temperature and plant species. But if you don't have time to read Wulf's book (nearly 500 pages, including notes), you can get a great look into von Humbold's work through a Story Map, released at the ESRI User Conference this week. If the Story Map inspires you, check out Wulf's book.

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VA 3rd & 4th Congressional Districts Redrawn

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In January, a federal three-judge panel selected a new congressional map for the 2016 elections.  The map changes affect the 3rd and 4th districts. Map Resources updated the VA Congressional District map to reflect the new boundaries (VA-USA-875615). Users of Map Resources Congressional District Maps can request a free update by calling 800-334-4291 or sending an email to sales@mapresources.com. A federal three-judge panel selected a new congressional map for the 2016 elections - See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/home/judges-select-new-virginia-congressional-map#sthash.qTie7ebj.dpuf a A federal three-judge panel selected a new congressional map for the 2016 elections - See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/home/judges-select-new-virginia-congressional-map#sthash.qTie7ebj.dpuf Want to read more about the...

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