Map of Inclesmoor Yorkshire produced in a dispute during 1405-08 over rights to pasture and peal.
Our current Featured Exhibition is Maps are Territories: Science is an Atlas: a portfolio of exhibits.
The content in this resource is from Maps Are Territories: Science is an Atlas, a book by David Turnbull, with a contribution by Helen Watson with the Yolngu community at Yirrkala.
The site is broken into exhibits that are focused on different aspects of map history and theory, like chapters in a book. The exhibits include image examples of different types of maps from various time periods and parts of the world. The site also provides a list of further reading suggestions.
The site opens with this introduction:
In 1987, a team of three people – David Wade Chambers, David Turnbull and Helen Watson – began a systematic review of cross-cultural content in the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science. In Maps are Territories, one of several publications resulting from that collaborative scholarship, David Turnbull analyses maps both as a metaphor for knowledge and also as a major means of knowledge representation in a wide array of cultures.
- Paper maps and atlases
- Tangible air photos
- Digital maps and geospatial data sources on CD and DVD
- Links to both commercial and freely available maps and data
- Historical digital maps in the Library’s digital collections
Where Are Maps and Air Photos Located?
The Class of 1943 Map Room
- Located on Level 3 (Main Floor) of Dimond Library
- Open weekdays from 8 am – 4 pm; weekend hours may be available by special arrangement
- Map Room maps only circulate to UNH faculty and staff; air photos do not circulate
- Collections may be browsed
- One computer is available for public use and one for consultations
Other Map and Geospatial Data Locations
- Circulating maps and atlases are in the regular stacks and the government documents collection
- Non-circulating atlases are in the Dimond Library reference collection, near the Map Room
- CDs and DVDs may be requested from the Government Information Unit or at the Reference Desk; most of these circulate
- Google Earth and topographic map software is available on the Map Room public computer and the two Government Information computers near the Dimond Reference desk
- ArcGIS is available for use by UNH students, faculty, and staff on cluster computers
- Additional software is available on the Map Room consultation computer
Map Reference Services
- Reference assistance is available via phone, email or in person
- The Government Information staff can help locate materials in the UNH collections, assist in searching for online maps or data, and evaluate interlibrary loan options
Geospatial Reference Services
- Assistance with geospatial software is limited to helping patrons find specific data layers and evaluate them for suitability for specific uses
- Work with patrons by appointment with ArcGIS, ArcView, Google Earth and some other geospatial products; ArcGIS and ArcView are only available for non-commercial uses
- Additional assistance is available at the Geospatial Services Center
We are unable to create maps for patrons or help with data analysis.