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Ryan Mattke, head librarian forthe Borchert Map Library

Map Library Wins Governor’s Award

The Minnesota Historical Aerial Photographs Online website, developed over several years at the University Libraries, received the Governor’s Commendation Award. MHAPO includes more than 100,000 digital copies of historical aerial photographs, mostly from between the 1920s and the 1990s, and they cover all 87 counties in Minnesota, and has drawn more than 250,000 users to the website over the last six years. 
Portrait of Carlos Ruiz

We Are Liberal Arts: Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz (BS ‘90, geography; MS ‘96, geography) is the director of business geographics at the Star Tribune's market research department. He uses his analytical and critical thinking skills along with his knowledge of maps and how they work to assist local business owners and journalists to help make the Twin Cities a flourishing community.

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