Lucinda M. Hall, Editor
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Electronic Version - January 1998. To be included in a future print version of the "Information Bulletin."
1.1 1998 Spring Meeting Of The Western Association Of Map Libraries
1.2 Wessex Sold To BLR Data
2. New Maps, Books, Etc.
2.1 New Mapping Of Western North America Compiled By Ken Rockwell
2.2 Other New Materials
2.2.1 Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici
2.2.2 Framework Introduction and Guide
2.3 Articles Of Interest
2.3.1 Computers In Libraries
2.3.3 GIS World
2.3.4 International Journal Of Geographical Information Systems
2.3.5 Renewable Resources Journal
2.4 Internet Resources
2.4.1 Current Geographical Publication
2.4.2 Getty Thesaurus Of Geographic Names (TGN)
2.4.3 Coastal Management: A Bibliography of GIS Applications Database
2.4.4 Coast Survey Annual Reports Bibliography
3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities
3.1 GIS In Public Health
3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, Etc.
4. Contributors To This Issue
5. The Western Association Of Map Libraries
1.1 1998 Spring Meeting of the Western Association of Map Libraries - The 1998 Spring Meeting of the Western Association of Map Libraries will be held at Stanford University from March 25 through March 28, 1998. Hosted by the Branner Earth Sciences Library, the diverse program will include nine discussion sessions and presentations featuring thirteen speakers on a variety of topics of current interest.
1.2 Wessex Sold to BLR Data - BLR Data today announced that it has acquired Wessex, a leading provider of U.S. Census Bureau and government data. Wessex provides geographic data, mapping and demographic solutions for a wide range of industry sectors, including retail, finance, real estate, telecommunications, education and government.
According to Brian McCarty, CEO of BLR Data, "This acquisition represents the first of many for BLR Data in 1998. Our company is committed to the GIS data business and we want to provide our clients with all the tools necessary to make their applications successful. We intend to use BLR Data's large cash position to expand our product offerings through acquisition of key U.S. and International data providers."
About BLR Data - BLR Data maintains over 50 databases, including StreetNetwork 7.2, TrafficVolumes 4.0, MajorRoads, HighwayNetwork, Telco boundaries, demographics and GIS software. BLR Data also offers custom application development and consulting services. The company has grown exponentially since 1991 and employs over 110 people who are dedicated to developing, marketing and supporting our premium databases. In 1997, BLR Data purchased its World Headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. The company has regional sales offices in Portland, Dallas and Hartford. The Wessex Division offices are in Winnetka, Illinois. The respective sites are "http://www.blrdata.com" and "http://www.wessex.com."
Gross Bar Recreational Maps. A fisheries map of the Kenai Peninsula : including fishing, shellfish, camping, etc. Scale [ca. 1:253,440]. Gross Bar Recreational Maps, 1997. OCLC #38032029
Strategic Design Ltd. Sour gas map of Alberta and British Columbia. Scale not given. [Calgary, Alta.] : Oilweek, 1997. OCLC #38055126
American Map Corporation. Road maps with the universal GPS grid : Arizona, New Mexico. Scale 1:1,730,000. Herndon, Va. : Alexis U.S.A. Inc., 1996. OCLC #38079350
Arizona atlas & data book. Scale not given. Eugene, OR : Public Sector Information, 1998. OCLC #38013192
Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Well location map, State of Arizona : wells drilled for oil, natural gas, helium and geothermal resources and selected wells drilled for stratigraphic or mineral information. 4 maps on 2 sheets, scales 1:667,000 and 1:126,720. Phoenix, Ariz. : The Commission, 1996. OCLC #38038437
Four Corners Tourism Council. Four Corners: Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico. Scale not given. Monticello, Utah : Four Corners Tourism Council, 1997. OCLC #38067856
Weir, Gordon Whitney. Preliminary geologic map of the Blue Ridge Reservoir quadrangle, Coconino County, Arizona. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report 94-271, pub. 1997. OCLC #38148339
Weir, Gordon Whitney. Preliminary geologic map of the Strawberry quadrangle, Yavapai, Gila, and Coconino Counties, Arizona. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report 94-265, pub. 1997. OCLC #38110441
British Columbia recreational atlas. 4th ed., 142 p. Scale 1:600,000. Victoria, B.C. : Phototype Composing Ltd., 1997. OCLC #38070797
American Map Corporation. Road maps with the universal GPS grid : California, Nevada. Scale 1:1,540,000. Herndon, Va. : Alexis U.S.A. Inc., 1996. OCLC #38079353
Benchmark Maps. California road & recreation atlas. 127 p., scales differ. Berkeley, Calif. : Benchmark Maps, 1998. OCLC # 38096081
Bowen, William A. Digital atlas of California. Scales differ. Northridge, Calif. : California Geographical Survey, Dept. of Geography, California State University, Northridge, 1997. Part of the Electronic Map Library series. URL: http://184.108.40.206/CApage1.html OCLC #38038538
A digital version of the 1970 U.S. Geological Survey topographic map of the San Francisco Bay region, three sheets. Scale 1:125,000. USGS Open-file report 97-500, pub. 1997. URL: http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of97-500 OCLC # 38092027
Magellan Geographix. California travel ideas map. Scale [ca. 1:1,700,000]. Santa Barbara, CA : Magellan Geographix, 1997. OCLC #38067774
Masse, Robert P. Major earthquakes and fault zones of California. Scale not given. Don Mills, Ontario : Unique Media,1996. OCLC #38148223
American Map Corporation. Road maps with the universal GPS grid : Colorado, Utah. Scale 1:1,060,000. Herndon, Va. : Alexis U.S.A. Inc., 1996. OCLC #38079356
MacVan Productions. Denver, the map: regional Denver atlas. 2nd ed., 272 p. Colorado Springs, CO : distributed by Macvan Productions, 1997. OCLC #38060610
North Star Mapping. Back roads of Aspen and central Colorado, plus historic mining towns : including: Crested Butte, Leadville, ghost towns, and city street map of Aspen. Scale ca. 1:235,000. Flagstaff, AZ : North Star Mapping, 1996. OCLC #38032033
Pierson Graphics Corp. Colorado (close up) recreation & road map. Scale 1:600,000. Denver, CO : Pierson Graphics, 1996. OCLC #38079359
Vail Associates, Inc. Vail & Beaver Creek biking & hiking maps. 2 views on 1 sheet, not drawn to scale. Vail, Colo. : The Associates, 1997. OCLC #38076283
MapEasy, Inc. Mapeasy's guidemap to Hawaii : a unique & easy-to-use guide to the islands : a location map & guide book in one! 8 maps on 1 sheet, scale not given. Amagansett, NY : Mapeasy, 1996. OCLC #38032377
American Map Corporation. Road maps with the universal GPS grid : Idaho, Montana, Wyoming. Scale 1:1,765,000. Herndon, Va. : Alexis U.S.A., 1996. OCLC #38079355
Utah Fishing and Outdoors. Southern Idaho fishing map. Scale ca. 1:590,000. Centerville, UT : Utah Fishing & Outdoors, 1996. OCLC #38067906
United States Natural Resources Conservation Service. Lake County Area, Montana : 7.5 minute series. 36 sheets, scale 1:24,000. [Washington, D.C.?] : The Service, 1997. OCLC #38101079
American Map Corporation. Road maps with the universal GPS grid, Washington, Oregon. Scale 1:1,310,000. Herndon, Va. : Alexis U.S.A., 1996. OCLC #38079400
Mabey, Matthew A. Relative earthquake hazard map of the Portland Metro region, Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, Oregon. Scale ca. 1:62,500. Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries, Interpretive map series IMS-1, pub. 1997. OCLC #38140930
Schwerdt Graphic Arts Ltd. Washington, Oregon : colorful, highly detailed road map with metro area insets. Scale 1:975,000. Oshawa, Ont. : Peter Heiler Ltd. (Distribution by MapArt Publishing Corporation, 1997. OCLC #38079425
Niehues, James. Salt Lake area resort map & information. Scale indeterminable. Salt Lake City, UT : Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1996. OCLC #38067833
Utah fishing map / compiled by Utah Fishing & Outdoors magazine. Scale ca. 1:1,200,000. Centerville, UT : Utah Fishing, 1996. OCLC #38067896
2.2 Other New Materials
2.2.1 Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici - Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. New Edition, Volume I: The Folio Atlases published by Gerard Mercator, Jodocus Hondius, Henricus Hondius, Johannes Janssonius and their successors. Compiled by Dr Peter van der Krogt, University of Utrecht. 't Goy-Houten: HES Publishers, 1997. ISBN 90 6194 268 3. For more information see http://www.forum-hes.nl/atlneerl.htm.
2.2.2 Framework Introduction and Guide - The Federal Geographic Data Committee has published a handbook, The Framework Introduction and Guide. The guide introduces the framework concepts that have been developed over the past several years by the geospatial data community in support of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure and describes what individuals and organizations can do to participate in the development and use of framework data. Portions of the text will be posted to the FGDC web page this winter. You can find it at "http:\\www.fgdc.gov" under the Framework/References section.
The printed version is now available. You can get a copy by writing, faxing or e-mailing the FGDC (c/o U.S. Geological Survey, 590 National Center, Reston, VA 20192 att. J. Fox; 703-648-5514; 703-648 5755[fax],email@example.com) and requesting the Framework Introduction and Guide. Be sure to include your full postal address.
2.3 Articles Of Interest
2.3.1 Computers in Libraries, January 1, 1998, v. 18, no. 1
Jacso, Peter The World at Your Fingertips: CD-ROM Atlases in 1998, p. 63.
2.3.2 Geotimes, December 1997, V. 42, no. 12
Solier, D R. and Berg, T. M. The national geologic map database - A progress report, p. 29+.
2.3.3 GIS World, January 1, 1998, v.11, no. 1
Corbley, Kevin Open the Flood Gates! Data Providers Prepare to Overcome Access and Delivery Problems, p. 52.
2.3.4 International Journal Of Geographical Information Systems, January 1, 1998, v.12, no.1
Liu, Xian and Schrack, Gunther F. A new ordering strategy applied to spatial data processing, p. 3.
2.3.5 Renewable Resources Journal, Fall 1997, v. 15, no. 3
Morain, Stanley. A Strategy for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Federal Geographic Data Committee, p. 15.
2.4 Internet Resources
2.4.1 Current Geographical Publication - The January 1998 issue of Current Geographical Publication is now available at the site "http://leardo.lib.uwm.edu/cgp."
2.4.2 Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) - The Getty Information Institute is pleased to announce the release of its latest vocabulary tool, the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN). The nearly 900,000 places in the TGN are arranged in a hierarchical structure representing all nations of the modern world. This hierarchy is arranged from broader to narrower context (e.g., continents, nations, states, provinces, cities etc.). The TGN provides vernacular and English names of places, variant names in other languages, and whenever possible, historical names. The record for a place may also contain geographical coordinates, dates, and notes. The Web version is available at "http://www.gii.getty.edu/tgn_browser."
2.4.3 Coastal Management: A Bibliography of Geographic Information System Applications Database - For the past twelve months, teams from the Sea-Grant Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), at the Coastal Services Centre of NOAA (South Carolina, USA) and the Coastal Resources Centre at University College Cork (Ireland) have been compiling a bibliography of scientific literature relating to coastal and marine applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and related technologies.
The resulting database has now been put on the World Wide Web as a fully-interactive, searchable resource at http://www2.csc.noaa.gov/gisprojects/biblio/default.asp.
2.4.4 Coast Survey Annual Reports Bibliography - There is a bibliography on the web for Coast Survey ANNUAL REPORTS: http://www.lib.noaa.gov/edocs/cgsreports.html
3.1 GIS in Public Health - GIS in Public Health Conference, San Diego, California, 17 - 20 August 1998. This conference will highlight innovative applications of GIS (geographic information systems) and spatial analysis techniques for the protection of public health and the environment. Complete conference details can be obtained on ATSDR's Home Page, located at "http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/GIS/conference/."
3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
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