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.

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.

Library Acquires 750,000 Aerial Photos from Whittier College

The UC Santa Barbara Library has acquired a collection of 750,000 aerial photographs from Whittier College.

Library to Host California Map Society

The Map & Imagery Lab and the University Library will be hosting a meeting of the California Map Society on February 2nd.

The USGS National Geologic Map Database

Discover thousands of nation-wide geologic map resources available online!

Supporting Research: The Map & Imagery Laboratory

The Map & Imagery Laboratory (MIL) at UCSB Library is the largest imagery collection in any academic library in the country.

Don't Forget Maps in Artists' Books

Artist Agnes Denes' current exhibition at the Santa Monica Museum of Art reminds us that the Arts Library is another great location on campus to find maps.

Prominent Collector Endorses MIL Bid for Unique Photo Collection

Collector of 18th and 19th century maps of the Americas and advocate to public access to cartographic materials writes letter of support for MIL acquisition.