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Event: “You Are Here: What a Relief!” This event is free and open to the public.
When: 1 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Where: Walter Geology Library, JGB 4.202, The University of Texas at Austin.
Background: The University of Texas Libraries is providing a moment of relief in the final anxious days of the semester with an opportunity to consider the contours of a world beyond campus.
The “You Are Here” cartography series continues to highlight the map collections of The University of Texas at Austin with a focus on maps that consider dimensions of space not normally associated with the traditional concepts of two-dimensional mapping.
Maps from all over the earth and even as far away as Mars will be on hand to show how cartographers contend with mapping not only what’s visible, but that which is beyond and beneath the visible world, as well. Examples of 3D, braille, topographic, bathymetric and geologic maps that show a wide variety of design techniques will be available for viewing, and Professor Leon Long of the Department of Geological Sciences will speak about his geologic mapping projects, including his work with a former UTeach master’s student to reconstruct the ancient landscape of the Llano region of Texas that was later covered over by the Cretaceous sea.
The “You Are Here” cartography series takes place four times annually and features items curated by specialists from cartography collections across The University of Texas at Austin campus.