MIL: News & Events

The Map & Imagery Laboratory News Archive contains summaries of press releases about prominent news developments. The heading of each item links to the full text of that story.

Women in GIS: On the Map!

In celebration of Women's History Month, we present a map showing women who work in GIS.

New Digital Topographic Data !

MIL is committed to collecting worldwide topographic mapping and data!

Isla Vista Bank Fire of 1970

Take a look at local history using the Map & Imagery Lab's air photo collection!

New Access Tool to our Whittier College Fairchild Aerial Surveys Photography

Newly published spreadsheet describes the FAS flights purchased from Whittier College in 2012.

HOT Volunteer Mappers Aid Philippines Relief Efforts

Crowdsourcing utilized through coordinated efforts of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to prepare for and assist in Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief efforts.

The Racial Dot Map of the U.S.

How diverse is your town? This map is an American snapshot; a visual representation of geographic distribution, population density, and racial diversity of the American people in every neighborhood in the entire country.

Aerial Photography Collection: Tea Fire

Among many fascinating parts of our aerial photography collection are photographs showing the devastating effects of the 2008 Tea Fire.

Landscan population data set now available!

The Map & Imagery Laboratory (MIL) now offers access to the most current, high resolution global population distribution data set to its academic users.

MIL Move!

MIL has moved to our new temporary home on the south end of the 1st floor.