- THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE
- Texas Tech University
How to Use the Virtual Vietnam Archive Maps Search Page
View the Country
The view the country pages allow for a unique way of finding maps for a specific location in either North or South Vietnam, using a graphical interface. The basic structure of the pages is the same as the rest of the Virtual Archive.
The first page of the View the Country section show a province map for either the North or the South, as the provinces were in approximately 1968. When moving the mouse over the map, the name of the province appears to the left. On the South Vietnam map, the Military Corps the province was located in is also listed.
In the left column of the page is a button titled "Show/Hide 1:250000 Map Overlay". Clicking this button superimposes thumbnails of 1:250000 scale maps from our collection over the province map. This allows users a view of the geographical features for the country. Clicking the button again hides the overlay.
On the country map, clicking on one of the provinces takes users to a page displaying all of the thumbnails of our 1:50000 scale maps for that province. Users can then click on any of these thumbnails to see more information about that particular map.
In the left column of the Province Maps are a number of links. Clicking the "Close Window" button closes the Province Map window without taking any other actions. Clicking the "Return to..." button returns users to the previous country map. Below these buttons is a link to see all of the 1:50000 maps for that province on the Browse List page, as opposed to the More Information single map page you would be taken to by clicking on a thumbnail. Additionally, on South Vietnam province maps, a link is included to see all of the 1:50000 maps for a particular Military Corps.