NMU LIBRARY ACQUIRES DIGITAL TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Olson Library at Northern Michigan University has a new resource for outdoor adventures or scholarly work.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Terrain Navigator, a computer program with digital topographic maps, is now available for use at the government documents workstation, near the reference desk, on the second floor of the library. Users can view maps of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and all national parks. The maps of these states and parks are accessible in two scales: 1:24,000 (one inch equals 2,000 feet or 0.3 miles); and 1:100,000 (one inch equals one and a half miles).

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The program allows users to print sections of the maps, mark routes, export coordinates to GPS units and much more. The CDs cannot be checked out. Printers are available for use at 10 cents per page for black-and-white copies and 50 cents per page for color copies.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  For more information, contact the reference desk at 906-227-2294 or via the live chat service at www.nmu.edu/olsonlibrary/HELP.htm.



Prepared By
Jessica Holman
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