News: Maps & gis

The UC Davis Library Map Collection is an extensive research-level collection of maps, both print and electronic, and a supporting collection of guides, gazetteers and atlases.
Using satellite imagery, the UC Davis Library collaborated with the UC Davis Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS) to create the four-day time-lapse video below. The video, also featured on the UC Davis Science & Climate blog, shows the extent of the smoke from the Camp Fire ...
November 16, 2018 • Jillian Kido
Theme for the week: Spanish Missions in California Oct 22-Nov 9, 2018 On September 9, 1850, California became the 31st state to be admitted into the United States. Prior to statehood, the area was known as Alta California, under Spanish and then Mexican rule. During the Spanish colonial period, ...
October 22, 2018 • Jeanelle Wan
Theme for the week: Autonomous Areas and Disputed Territories of China September 10-28, 2018   China is the third largest country in the world at almost 9.6 million square kilometers (over 3.7 million square miles). To govern such a large landmass, it has been divided into smaller administrative ...
September 10, 2018 • Jeanelle Wan
Theme for the week: National Forests in California Date: Aug 20-Sept 7, 2018 The U.S. Forest Service started in 1876 when the Congress created an office within the Department of Agriculture to be in charge of the forests in the United States.  It wasn’t until 1901 that this ...
August 20, 2018 • Louis Cashatt
Theme for the week: Archipelago July 9-27, 2018 Ever want to get away from all the stress of city life?  We’ve gone through our map collection and listed some of the best island chains to escape to.  We’ve got you covered if you want to relax on the beach ...
July 9, 2018 • Louis Cashatt
Theme for the week: Mappae Mundi and Map Design June 18 – July 6, 2018 What makes a good map? If we consider road maps, we would answer with geographic accuracy. Since the purpose of a road map is to be used for navigation, we want it to ...
June 18, 2018 • Jeanelle Wan