Open Access Maps at NYPL
The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions.* To the extent that some jurisdictions grant NYPL an additional copyright in the digital reproductions of these maps, NYPL is distributing these images under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. The maps can be viewed through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections page, and downloaded (!), through the Map Warper.
via “New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online & Makes Them Free to Download and Use” at Open Culture
When I was a kid, my father brought home from I know not where an enormous collection of National Geographic magazines spanning the years 1917 to 1985. I found, tucked in almost every issue, one of the magazine’s gorgeous maps—of the Moon, St. Petersburg, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe’s ever-shifting boundaries. I became a cartography enthusiast and geographical sponge, poring over them for years just for the sheer enjoyment of it, a pleasure that remains with me today. Whether you’re like me and simply love the imaginative exercise of tracing a map’s lines and contours and absorbing information, or you love to do that and you get paid for it, you’ll find innumerable ways to spend your time on the new Open Access Maps project at the New York Public Library.
Metsker Maps of Seattle: Maps of All Kinds, Globes, USGS Maps, Travel Guides, Charts
Metsker Maps is located on 1st Avenue, between Pike and Pine, in downtown Seattle. We are one of the largest (or perhaps thelargest) map store in the U.S. Although we carry many local maps we have maps of all types, from all over the world.
We sell folded maps, hiking maps, wall maps, maps for kids, flags, nautical charts, globes, antique map reprints, books, maps gifts and many map things. If it’s related to maps/geography/travel/hiking//recreation, we’ve got it!
via Open Culture “Enlightened Ideas and Media – Served up Fresh”
Not long ago, we wrote a popular piece about UC-Berkeley’s iTunes initiative which, to sum it up, allows anyone, anywhere, to download complete university courses to their iPods for free. Amazing. Today, we want to point out that Berkeley also makes available full-fledged courses via video/webcast. You can find the complete list of courses here, but below we have listed below 25 courses that figure into a “core” undergraduate curriculum. In short, this list includes many good nuts and bolts courses, which will teach you a lot and, even better, cost you nothing. Each of these courses, coming straight from the classroom, can be accessed with Real Player, and some can also be accessed as MP3s.UC Berkeley Courses:
Open Culture’s Podcast Library
100s of cultural and educational podcasts.
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