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    Africa south of the Sahara: Selected Internet resources about economic history.

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  2. Spotlight on the transcontinental railroad

    The completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869 marked an important milestone in the history of the United States with the joining of the populated east with the growing cities and towns of the west. Stanford University, with its connection to Leland Stanford and Timothy Hopkins, holds in its libraries an impressive array of materials related to this monumental achievement including the often overlooked contributions of the Chinese railroad workers. A new Spotlight exhibit, Transcontinental Railroad, pulls together this material to give an overview of the people and places that played a role in transforming the west.   Included in this exhibit are:  The Alfred A. Hart Collection of photographs Oral histories of Chinese railroad worker families Payroll records of the Central Pacific Railway Company (economic history of the Chinese workers) Archaeology Network of the Chinese Railroad Worker History Project Mapping the first transcontinental railroad (Esri StoryMap) Pacific Railroad Surveys Railroad maps from the David Rumsey Map Center Many thanks to the contributors to this site including Daniel Hartwig, Andria Olson, Ben Stone, and Cathy Aster.  

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  3. Celebrating the Opening of the David Rumsey Map Center

    The David Rumsey Map Center is a unique collections-based resource designed to provide access to cartographic information in all of its forms from paper to digital. In addition to housing a large collection of rare atlases and maps, it is furnished with high-resolution screens equipped with interactive tools for engaging with the digital images.Please register here. April 19, 20166:00-7:00 pm      Grand Opening and Open House April 20, 201610:00-10:45         Grant Parker: Mapmaking Before Maps 10:45-11:30         Chet Van Duzer: Early Maps as Sources for Historical Research 11:30-12:15         Anne Knowles: What Could Lee See at Gettysburg? 12:15-1:15           Break 1:15-2:15             Anne Knowles: How GIS Turns Maps into Data and Stories, A Demo 2:15-3:00             David Asbury: How to Tell a Story with Esri Story Maps, A Demo 3:00-3:30             Break 3:30-4:00             David Rumsey and G. Salim Mohammed: Touch Screen Exhibit Demo 4:00-4:30             Center Staff: Screen demos, iPads, Oculus Rift and Mova Globes 4:30-6:00             Open House April 21, 20168:45-9:45             Susan Schulten: Children's Maps and Visual Literacy in Early America 9:45-10:30           David Rumsey: Pictorial Maps 10:30-10:45         Break 10:45-11:30         Kären Wigen: Unpacking the Omi Kuniezu : A Monumental Manuscript                              Map at the David Rumsey Map Center 11:30-12:15         Zephyr Frank: Historical Maps and Economic Histories 12:15-1:15           Break 1:15-2:15             Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) Workshop 2:15-3:15             Stace Maples: Hacking Rumsey Center Collections 3:15-3:30             Break 3:30-4:15             Chet Van Duzer: New Light on Henricus Martellus’s World Map at Yale                              (c. 1491): Multispectral Imaging and Early Renaissance Cartography 4:15-5:00             Grant Parker: Student presentations 5:00-6:00             Open House April 22, 20169:00 am - 5:00 pm             Open House

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    United States Central Intelligence Agency

    [Central Intelligence Agency]. Relief shown by shading and spot heights. "77257 4-70." Includes maps of "Vegetation," "Economic activity," and "Pop...

  2. Uganda

    United States Central Intelligence Agency

    Relief shown by shading and spot heights. "78258 11-70." Includes location map, comparative area map, and ancillary maps of "Economic activity," "V...

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