Legacies and New Directions in Mapping

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 22, 2019

Legacies and New Directions in Mapping

From the original Frederick Law Olmsted paper map imagining “Harvard’s Arboretum” to advanced satellite navigation systems that track our landscape on your desktop or mobile device, mapping is fundamental to documenting our 281-acre landscape and plant collections. Historical maps highlight our legacy of plant exploration and depict the development of the Arboretum, including a grid […]

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National Geographic Topographical Maps Online

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 26, 2016

National Geographic Topographical Maps Online

National Geographic

National Geographic Topographical Maps Online via PetaPixel, Reddit, and Fstoppers National Geographic has digitized every US Geological Survey (USGS) topographical map from across the United States on one easy-to-navigate site and made them easy to print out at home. If you’ve ever gone hunting topographical maps via the USGS, you know that it can be […]

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Online map application unlocks Arboretum collections

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
December 1, 2011

Online map application unlocks Arboretum collections

Collection Researcher

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is pleased to announce the release of Collection Researcher version 1.0, an innovative web application that provides unique access to the Arboretum’s living plant collections through its geographic information system (GIS). Available on the Arboretum website, Collection Researcher integrates a searchable inventory of the Arboretum’s nearly 15,000 curated trees, […]

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