Oh, the Places We Have Gone: Using Map and GIS data resources from the federal government

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Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World

Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights the exciting government information available to you and your patrons for free. Learn to determine the best starting points for your government information searching and be informed, my friends, through these free webinars.

A recent exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art centered on "The Impossible Black Tulip" a wood block printed world map created in 1602. Fast forward 410 years and think about how maps and the information we create from and about them has changed our perception of the world. This webinar led by Ryan Mattke, Head of the Borchert Map Library at the University of Minnesota Libraries, will provide an overview of federal government maps and GIS data resources that have produced the interactive maps of today and highlight the geography of the future.