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.

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.

Santa Barbara: 1927

MIL let's you see Santa Barbara inside of Google Earth from 1927!

New Aerial Photography Services

MIL is introducing new aerial photography research options as part of the Aerial Imagery Research Service (AIRS).

Library Student Worker Wins Award for His Work in MIL

Geography major Seth Gorelik, a graduating senior who has worked in the library's Map & Imagery Lab, has been awarded UCSB’s Jeremy D. Friedman Memorial Award for doing just that.

Planning a Summer Vacation? Try Geotourism!

Places to go in your home state and beyond.

Sign the Petition for Public Access to Taxpayer Funded Research Results

Requiring the published results of taxpayer-funded research to be posted on the Internet in human and machine readable form would benefit everyone: students, teachers, researchers, patients, and entrepreneurs.

City as a Canvas

Baltimore high school teacher uses his GPS-enabled smartphone and bicycle to make city-sized drawings.

MIL Head to Discuss Chinese Research

Jon Jablonski, head of MIL since 2010, will present results of research conducted in Wuhan China on May 8.

Studying Urban Change: the LA Riots 20 years later

The Map & Imagery Lab has in its collection a series of photographs taken immediately after the Los Angeles Riots of 1992.

New Selection of Santa Barbara County Materials.

The Santa Barbara Flood Control District recently donated their entire archive of print and digital aerial photography to MIL.