Monthly Archives: February 2022

Atlas of the Week: Illustrated Atlas of the City of Richmond

This Illustrated Atlas of the City of Richmond, created in 1887, presents a bird’s eye view of the city of Richmond. The atlas details many different structures, from buildings of commercial use to places of worship, railroad lines, sewers, property … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: Spending Per Student, By School District – Our Tax Dollars & Education

Have you ever thought about where your tax dollars are going? How are they making a difference? Are they making a difference? This map, “Spending Per Student, By School District,” published by the National Public Radio organization, encapsulates the great … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: Improbable Places

Atlas Choice Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World’s Most Unusual Corners by Travis Elborough The following atlas was published in 2016 and is composed of geographical and informational maps of places across the globe, but its central … Continue reading

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Map of the Week!: The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Source: https://www.ancient-origins.net/sites/default/files/field/image/watercolor-map.jpg Map of the Week! Critique The Historical Context In May of 1587, a group of 100-odd English settlers sailed across the Atlantic to the island of Roanoke. Located on the coast of what is now known as North … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: Map of Chicago, Rapid Transit Lines

Have you ever seen a subway map? Do you ever wonder about the history of transit and the location the map is displaying? The “Map of Chicago rapid transit lines (1926)” depicts a historical period in Chicago when private business … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: An Everyday Queer New York

The Maps – An Everyday Queer New York (jgieseking.org) I chose to highlight a project by Jen Jack Gieseking called, An Everyday Queer New York for our Atlas of the Week. This project highlights the city of New York, the … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: The Executive Abroad

  The Executive Abroad – American Panorama In our generation, it is hard to imagine living in a world with limited travel options. International travel by plane only became accessible to the public in the mid 1900’s. At this point … Continue reading

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https://www.bacartography.org/autoras  For our Blog of the Week, I chose to highlight the Borderlands Archives Cartography (BAC) website. The small site focuses on discussing harmful rhetoric surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. On the BAC, authors Maria … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: EJAtlas

https://ejatlas.org The atlas I chose for our “Atlas of the Week” is the EJAtlas. Created by multiple environmental justice organizations around the world, the EJAtlas is a platform that catalogs local environmental impact studies and marks their findings on an … Continue reading

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Map of the Week: WFP 2020 Hunger Map

WFP-0000118395 Introduction In the last two years, the rate of undernourishment and chronic hunger has universally increased. As the pandemic lingers, countries in every part of the world are experiencing produce shortages, dealing with an increasing homeless population, and attempting … Continue reading

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