Author: Gordon Thomasson, SUNY - Broome CC Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 18:34:01 -0500
I recently picked up copies of volumes I and II of the Anchor Atlas of World History. While these are not "up to date" much of what is there is still very good. Some of the maps, of course, are still current. My question (is anybody from Anchor listening?) is whether these maps have ever been available on the market as full color transparencies, or if there is any possibility they might be so issued or even as a multi-media accessible CD-ROM? I'm not about to give up my _Discovering World History through Maps and Views_ 2nd ed., by Gerald Danzer, but there is so much in the Anchor I would like to add. Yes, I know I could scan in individual maps to a multi-media format but ... A parallel question: color xerography has come a long way. Does any process available make transparencies (for overheads)? Thanks.
Author: Kevin Carroll, Arizona State Univ. Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 14:15:15 -0500
Re making transparencies: Most copy shops can do this from a copy. They can also make a copy from a transparencies. My students and I have it done frequently. As for the original question about getting maps, check with textbook publishers. Almost all of them now offer transparencies of all the maps in their survey texts. Hope this helps.
Another solution to the map problem is to make your own. There are some excellent software programs, espcially those put out by Cartesia Software (Lambertville, NJ) fro which you can create specialized maps to distribute or to make overheads. One set that they put out includes major and secondary cities, all waterways, etc., but in a way that is highly manipulatible, if you have the software (changing boundaries, etc.) Idon't know of any software program with historical maps, but there may be some.
Color trasparencies can be made by copy shops. Some universities, if not all can do it. The major chains also can.
Author: Sara Tucker, Washburn University Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 08:33:34 -0500
Yes, one can indeed make ones own color transparencies. IF you have access to the right equipment and supplies, and a little time to learn how to do it, it isn't hard.
First, either find a digitalized map (fairly easy to do either on a cd-rom that you can print from, or on the internet) or scan a printed map into a computer. Fiddle with either imagechanging or print commands until you have the to-be-printed image set up the way you want it. Have a workable (color is obviously usually much preferable) printer connected to your terminal or pc. Get the kind of transparency film that is "roughed up" enough to hold printer ink on its surface. Insert transparency film into printer, print, let dry. Use, share with colleagues.
Author: David Roland Strong
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 08:34:55 -0500
When I worked at IBM nearly a dozen years ago, all of us made transparencies on the copier all the time. Surely within the past 12 years, technology has grown enough to incorporate color also... Although if you're using them for overheads it may or may not be cheaper to color them your self (depending on the cost). At any rate, good luck. I'm voting "FOR" color transparencies, but no one has ever asked me for my opinion when it comes
Color transparencies cost about $3.00 at Kinkos and many similar copy shops. If you have a scanner ($400) and color printer ($200) you can make them yourself for 25 cents each
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