Announcement: The operation of NSDL has been transferred to ISKME's OER Commons (effective December, 2014) - Read the news release.
This documentation describes the policies, procedures, and services that existed while NSDL was operated by UCAR.
For more information on how to use the navigation widgets and features of the Strand Maps UI, please view the following wiki page: How to Use Science Literacy Maps
The Strand Maps are available in PDF format. To get a PDF, first open the interactive map you are interested in. Click the link 'Print view' near the upper right corner of the screen. From the following page, click 'PDF of Map' to open a PDF for printing.
The best way is to use an application that can print a PDF across multiple pages, but you will need to have the right application installed on your computer in order to do this.
Some versions of Acrobat (not Acrobat Reader) have an option to 'tile' the print output across multiple pages. To to this, be sure to open the file using Acrobat and then select print. From the print dialog box, look for the 'Page Scaling' or output options and see if the 'Tile large pages' option is available on your version of Acrobat.
Another option that is much more labor intensive is to use Microsoft Word or PowerPoint (or similar application) to manually crop the map image across multiple pages for printing.
The basic steps to do this are:
For more information on how to align resources to the AAAS Benchmark, please view the following wiki page: Resource Alignment
The Strand Map Service provides access only to the maps available in the AAAS Atlas of Science Literacy Vol 1 & 2. At present it is not possible to insert other maps into the UI, however this functionality may become available in the future.