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Georgia State Atlas

"The Atlas of Georgia"

The Atlas of Georgia

Adopted on March 28, 1985

Approved on March 28, 1985, House Resolution No. 18 named "The Atlas of Georgia," the official state atlas of Georgia.

In 1981 the Institute of Community and Area Development in conjunction with the Department of Geography of the University of Georgia began the production of the first atlas ever produced for the State of Georgia.

Maps, graphs and photos take the measure of the state's land, waters, people, economy, and history. The Atlas of Georgia, published by the University of Georgia's Institute of Government in 1985, charts all aspects of the state in terse text and colorful graphics. The legislature voted to name it the State Atlas the same year it was published.

Georgia State Atlas: "The Atlas of Georgia"

H.R. 18 Georgia House Resolution

Designating The Atlas of Georgia as the official state atlas of Georgia; and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, in 1981 the Institute of Community and Area Development in conjunction with the Department of Geography of the University of Georgia began the production of the first atlas ever produced for the State of Georgia; and

WHEREAS, this valuable resource will contain maps, charts, high altitude photographs, and satellite imagery and will describe the natural resources, physical characteristics, economy, people, and history of the state; and

WHEREAS, this publication will represent the first such comprehensive reference book of its type ever produced about the State of Georgia and represents an achievement about which the citizens of this state can take great pride; and

WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that we recognize the unique achievement and significant contribution made by this volume.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA that The Atlas of Georgia is designated the official state atlas of Georgia.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to forward an appropriate copy of this resolution to the director of the Institute of Community and Area Development of the University of Georgia, to the director of the Department of Geography of the University of Georgia, and to the president of the University of Georgia.

Approval Date: Approved March 28, 1985.

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