Thursday November 24, 2016

Scottish Mountain Biking Trails shows the location of all of Scotland's mountain bike trail centres. The site also provides video tours of every single
mountain bike trail on the map, which has to the coolest feature.

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Thursday Nov 24, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Tuesday November 22, 2016

Stanford University Libraries has recently acquired a 13,000 map collection, that had been curated by Robert C. Berlo.

The collection contains road maps, Forest Service maps, topographic maps, regional maps and city maps from the mid-1920s on.

The biggest value? The collection is comprehensive in terms of its reach. In short, they are a gold mine for researchers who study urban development, analyze land use development and investigate population growth.

Stanford is a leader in digitizing material and making it available to the people. An important reason why Robert Berlo donated his collection to them.

(Source: Stanford News)

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Tuesday November 08, 2016

Research for a smart and competitive railway system is 2015 report by the European Union.

With inherent advantages in environmental performance, land use, energy consumption and safety, railways are an essential component of a competitive and resource-efficient transport system. Yet, the modal share of rail in the EU is modest.

To enhance the attractiveness of rail transport, the challenge is to increase the efficiency and competitiveness of railways while reducing environmental impacts and maintaining high levels of safety and security.

(Source: European Union)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Tuesday Nov 08, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share