A map that a fourth grader drew during their class.

Learning About Maps at Lafayette Elementary

May 8, 2017

Do you want CU Map Librarians to teach your K-12 students class about Maps and geography? The fourth grade class of Lafayette Elementary did. On April 13, Maps Librarians Ilene Raynes and Naomi Heiser went down to the school to give the class a hands-on lesson using historical maps. The...

The top 10 submissions for 2018

Earth Sciences and Map Library Photo Contest Winners

May 1, 2017

The Earth Sciences & Map Library is pleased to announce the winners of its 3rd annual photo contest. There were many outstanding photographs among the 77 photo submissions, representing undergraduate and graduate students from the Colleges of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Education, Media, and Business. The winner of this year's...

Mixed media art by Melanie Yazzie

Native American Geographies Exhibit at the Earth Sciences and Map Library

April 27, 2017

photo credit © Glenn Green Galleries The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library at the University of Colorado Boulder will host a new exhibition highlighting art and maps that addresses the history of Indigenous peoples’ lands in the United States. It will be on display May 1 through...

Students had to guess the theme of several types of maps.

Boulder Middle School Students Explore the Map Library

March 13, 2017

Students from sixth, seventh and eighth grade at Platt CHOICE Middle School in Boulder visited the Map Library on Friday, March 2, to learn how university students use library resources and to enhance their geography curriculum. Students rotated through four stations with themes addressing geography and map-reading concepts. The students...

Rock and Ice, by Bill Armstrong. 2016 Contest Winner

Earth Sciences and Map Library Photo Contest 2017

March 6, 2017

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library is pleased to announce our third annual photo contest. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students, this photo contest is designed to highlight student photography depicting earth features and natural landscapes. The full contest description and entry guidelines are available at...

snow & Ski Maps: Celebrating Winter in the Colorado Rockies. Earth Sciences & Map Library January 30th-April 28th

Exhibit -- Snow and Ski Maps: Celebrating Winter in the Colorado Rockies

Feb. 6, 2017

For many, winter in Colorado means one thing – skiing. Whether traveling to the resort towns of Vail or Aspen or sticking closer to home at Eldora, skiing in Colorado is a way of life. Not only a major tourist draw and economic boon to the many mountain towns with...

Portion of the Mythical Monsters Map by Peter Dobbin

Halloween Display in the Earth Sciences and Map Library

Oct. 17, 2016

Visit the Earth Sciences & Map Library to see the new Halloween display, featuring a Mythical Monsters Map and a variety of monster-themed books, both campy and academic! From the publisher: “We can learn a great deal about different cultures and societies in different countries, through knowing about mythical creatures...

A student working on a computer.

Geospatial Data Processing in Python Workshop

Sept. 15, 2016

Date: 1:00 pm, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Where: East Campus, SEEC C120, just north of the auditorium Instructor: William Armstrong, Department of Geological Sciences and Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research Description: In this workshop, we will cover scripting geospatial data processing in Python, with an aim towards remote sensing...

The Edges of the Earth in Herodotus’ Histories

The Edges of the Earth in Herodotus’ Histories

May 2, 2016

Join CU-Boulder Associate Professor of Classics John Gibert Monday May 9 th at 5:30 p.m. for “The Edges of the Earth in Herodotus’ Histories”. The talk, held in the Denver Public Library, will survey tales of people and creatures living at the edges of the world as known to the...

Mirage and Myth

Exhibit – Mirage and Myth: Distorting Our Perceptions Through Maps

May 2, 2016

The University Libraries are pleased to present an eclectic mix of its maps exploring the idea of myth . Maps range from depictions of sea creatures, fantastical animals and “exotic” peoples in far-away lands, to propaganda maps with deliberate distortions and explorer’s maps with honest mistakes. Ranging from medieval to...

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