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The Cartographic Research Lab is in the midst of very busy time.  The Lab has contracted with Elsevier Academic Press to produce 196 river basin maps for the second edition of Rivers of North America.  We await the completion of an agreement with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to provide maps concerning demographic, marketing and public safety issues for areas surrounding their 174 stores in the State.  The Geological Survey of Alabama has agreed to combine their substantial collection of aerial photography with the collection presently held by the Geography Department.  This arrangement doubles the number of photographs available to customers of the Lab.  The new U.S.D.A. Census of Agriculture has been recently released, which provides countless mapping opportunities for this important part of the State’s economy.  After 35 years, Craig Remington remains the director of the Lab.  Mr. Remington anxiously awaits the results of the 2020 Census.  Political redistricting season, like football, can’t arrive soon enough.