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Archive: November 2016 (3 Posts)

Mapping World War I Sea Mines Off the British Isles

Posted by: Ryan Moore

During World War I, Germany laid more than 43,000 mines that claimed some 500 merchant vessels. The British Navy lost 44 warships and 225 auxiliaries to mines. The purpose was to interrupt the flow of supplies to Britain and to hamper the British fleet. Mines were most often set near harbors and inlets, as these …

Brown, red, and yellow tinted map illustration of the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, with a circular frame around them

Celebrate GIS Day at the Library of Congress on Wednesday, November 16th!

Posted by: Tim St. Onge

The Library of Congress is proud to celebrate GIS Day, Wednesday November 16th, with a full-day series of talks and discussions highlighting GIS technology, research, resources, and opportunities on Capitol Hill and beyond! The event will kick off at 9am and take place in the room LJ-119 on the First Floor of the Jefferson Building …