New Maps added to CT ECO!

Are you looking for maps of Connecticut geology, water resources (hydrography), or topography maps which can be viewed online for use in your research or in the classroom? Check out the Connecticut Ecological Conditions Online (CT ECO) website which has just added the following maps in high-quality PDF format to the CT ECO Map Catalog:

Town maps:
Contour Map
Q3 Flood Zone Map
State maps previously published by DEP, USGS and CT Geological and Natural History Survey:
Bedrock Geological Map of Connecticut
Bedrock Mines and Quarries of Connecticut
Ground-Water Availability in Connecticut
Ground-Water Yields for Selected Stratified Drift Areas in Connecticut
Natural Drainage Basins in Connecticut
Planimetric Map of Connecticut
Quanternary Geologic Map of Connecticut and Long Island Sound Basin (Glacial Geology)
Radar Image Map of Connecticut
Sand and Gravel Resources of Connecticut
Shaded Relief Map of Connecticut
Surficial Aquifer Potential Map of Connecticut
Surficial Materials of Connecticut
Topographic and Woodland Map of Connecticut
Topographic Map of Connecticut
CT ECO also provides online map viewers which feature aerial photography, roads, town boundaries and other features which can be added to ArcGIS (a popular GIS software) . To learn more about CT ECO visit:

Opportunities #6 – Mapping the Transition from Colony to Nation @ Chicago’s Newberry Library

The Newberry Library in Chicago Illinois is hosting the 17th Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography on “Mapping the Transition from Colony to Nation” November 4-6, 2010. This multi-day lecture series will feature eight scholars, who will examine how peoples and states around the world emerging from colonial status used maps to define, defend, and administer their national territories, to develop their national identities, and to establish their place in the community of nations.

The lectures series, beginning on Thursday evening, November 4, 2010, and running through Saturday morning, November 6 will feature Raymond Craib (History, Cornell University), Magali Carrera (Art History, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth), Jordana Dym (History, Skidmore College), Lina del Castillo (History, Iowa State University), Tom Bassett (Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jamie McGowan (Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Sumathi Ramaswamy (History, Duke University), and Karen Culcasi (Geography, West Virginia University). A full program schedule is available on The Newberry Library’s website at

The Nebenzahl Lectures are free! They do require that all persons wishing to attend make a reservation. For reservations and further information please contact the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610 USA; e-mail ; phone 312-255-3659.

This announcement was brought to our attention via the Maps-L listserv.