Larry W. Laliberte, Editor
University of Oregon - Eugene
Electronic Version - February 2001.1. News
1.1 Bush Administration Threatens Major Cut to USGS Budget
1.2 U.S. Geological Survey Updates
From: David Applegate firstname.lastname@example.org to various lists, February 2001.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the new administration is planning a 22-percent cut for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in its Fiscal Year 2002 budget request. The National Science Foundation (NSF) would receive a 1-percent increase. Both figures are in stark contrast to the bipartisan support shown for building these agencies in recent years. Not since the abolition threat of 1995 has the USGS faced such a large cut. There is still time to change the request, particularly if there is an outcry on behalf of the survey.
The Feb. 16 Wall Street Journal (page A12) carried the story Bush, Seeking to Make Room for Tax Cuts, Tightens Budgets for Science Agencies.
People are encouraged to contact the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of the Interior to express their concerns.
Posted by Rea Mueller 703-648-5954 FAX: 703-648-5939 e-mail: email@example.com
1.2.1 Subject: National Wetlands Inventory Maps
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has halted production of National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) maps. They have identified a problem with their contract for production and will not be accepting orders until the problem is solved. They have requested that USGS not submit any NWI orders through DORRAN until further notice.
NWI digital data continues to be available free of charge via the NWI Web site at http://www.nwi.fws.gov
Customers can purchase paper and/or Mylar NWI maps for all but a few States from State Distribution Centers. Each center has established its own pricing structure, product types, and ordering procedures. There are currently no distribution centers for Alaska, California, Michigan, and Puerto Rico.
The USGS online address list, National Wetlands Inventory Maps Distribution, dated June 1998, has been discontinued. A State Distribution Centers address list, dated January 2001, has been produced by FWS and posted to the ASK USGS InfoNet internal Web site. http://sundid.er.usgs.gov/central/references/fws-nwi-distcenters.html
FWS will continue to maintain the State Distributors address list. The updates from the January 2001 list will be posted to their Web site in the near future. The ask.usgs.gov Web site providing NWI information now links to the FWS address list instead of the discontinued USGS address list. http://wetlands.fws.gov/state_distribution_centers.htm
1.2.2 Subject: Forest Service Visitor Maps
Through an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service, USGS is now able to sell Forest Service Visitor maps of the National Forests and National Grasslands. These maps have previously been available only from local or regional Forest Service offices and interpretive associations. Now, customers can order Forest Service Visitor Maps from the USGS along with topographic and geologic maps of the same areas.
Forest Service Visitor Maps contain general recreational information such as the location of campgrounds, visitor centers, ranger stations, and points of interest. They show fishing and biking areas, ownership and boundary information, but do not include contours. Printed primarily on paper, some Visitor Maps are also available on plastic.
Forest Service Visitor Maps for the Pacific Northwest region, the Rocky Mountain region, and parts of the Southwest region have been received and can be ordered from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225 (FAX 303-202-4693). A preliminary list of Forest Service National Forest and National Grasslands maps is on the ESIC InfoNet internal Web site at: http://sundid.er.usgs.gov/central/references/fs-visitormaps-list.html
Maps will be added to the list as they are received. These maps cannot be ordered through Earth Explorer yet.
- Product code - paper editions: PP60 Price for paper editions: $7.50
- Product code - plastic editions: PP59 Price for plastic editions: $9.00
- Handling charge per order: $5.00
1.3 Library of Congress Geography and Map Division sponsors the 50th anniversary Special Project in summer of 2001
From: R. Hébert Chief
The Library of Congress Geography and Map Division will sponsor the 50th anniversary Special Project during the summer of 2001. As in past years, the 2001 Project will be limited to cooperative participants. University and college libraries in the United States are invited to participate in the 2001 Project according to the following procedures.
Qualified librarians, faculty members, or students will be accepted as cooperative participants. Sponsoring institutions are responsible for salaries and transportation expenses of the participants, and for all costs incurred in shipping materials selected by the participants. Project members are assigned to train/work with permanent staff members of the Geography and Map Division on various tasks related to technical processing, and bibliographic and reference services. Benefit to the participants and sponsoring institutions is twofold. In addition to the experience gained by working in a large research map library with highly qualified professionals, participants select maps, charts, and atlases from available duplicate stocks for transmittal to their sponsoring institutions. Projects being considered include organizing ESRI conference poster session materials, compiling a directory of GIS websites, processing Army Map Service cartographic materials, and creating records for and updating the Bibliography of Cartography and the Division's Pamphlet File.
The Project will begin on Monday, July 9 and conclude Friday, August 10. For maximum benefit to you and your institution, we encourage participation for the full 5 week period. Project members are expected to report at 9:00 a.m., July 9, to Room B02, James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress, 1st and Independence, S.E.
If you wish to be considered for the 2001 Project, please complete the attached questionnaire and return it along with a letter of intent to the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, Washington, D.C. 20540-4650, FAX: 202-707-8531 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than March 31, 2001.
1.4 Top Ten Most Common Metadata Errors
A listing of the Top Ten Most Common Metadata Errors is now available at the FGDC Metadata Website: http://www.fgdc.gov/metadata/metadata.html go to tenth bullet Top Ten Metadata Errors (in PDF) you can either view or download the document.
1.5 LIBER's Groupe des Cartothecaires Working Group for Education's Who is Who in Map Librarianship.
A reminder that LIBER's Groupe des Cartothecaires Working Group for Education has a section on its website entitled Who is Who in Map Librarianship. If you would like to add your name and skills to this list, then it is possible to find a blank questionnaire at: http://www.maps.ethz.ch/gdc-education8.html
To view the full listing, take a look at: http://www.maps.ethz.ch/gdc-education6.html
1.6 The New York Public Library: Humanities and Social Sciences Library/Map Division
From: Alice Hudson ahudson@nypl to various lists, February 2001.
The New York Public Library Position Open: Librarian II (or Librarian I on a training basis) Humanities and Social Sciences Library/Map Division
Eligibility Requirements: ALA accredited MLS degree. Successfully demonstrated professional experience required for appointment at the Librarian II level. Undergraduate or graduate study in cartography, geography or social sciences preferred. Understanding of maps in all formats as reference/research tools. Working knowledge of at least one Western European language or Latin. Successfully demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, and tactfully and effectively with public . Experience in supervising and training staff preferred. Knowledge of computers and their application to reference service. Knowledge of the collections of The Humanities and Social Sciences Library preferred. Active participation in the profession through professional association and /or publication.
General Description: Under the direction of the Assistant Chief, [position open] monitors cartographic reference services. As a cartographic reference specialist, is responsible for keeping up-to-date and logically organized the Map Division's ready reference collection of maps, atlases, gazetteers and collateral materials. Responds to reference inquiries received by correspondence and telephone. Provides in-person assistance, usually by appointment, with the public and the Computer Mapping Workstation. Monitors day-to-day operation and technology migration for Computer Mapping Workstation. Off-desk responsibilities include assisting senior staff in ongoing operations and participating in teams, task forces and committees. Under supervision of the senior Map Cataloger is responsible for cataloging a discrete category of maps on an ongoing basis. Monitors and updates Map Division web pages, and assists with Library outreach initiatives, South Court classes and tours. Assists in selection of maps, atlases and new technologies related to cartography: software, CD-ROMs, etc. Performs related duties as required.
To apply please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:
- The New York Public Library
- Human Resources Department AG-MAP
- 188 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
- New York, New York 10016-4314
- Or email email@example.com
1.7 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Reference/ Data Services Librarian
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an opening for a Reference/Data Services Librarian. This is an excellent opportunity to join a library staff that is defining and implementing a set of refocused services to support the Information Commons featuring networked information systems in the Library's new state-of-the-art facility. There is a strong tradition of service to the undergraduate population and a philosophy of anywhere anytime access to materials. The Library has installed a new Integrated Library System (Innovative Interfaces' Millennium systems).
The successful candidate will be a member of a team developing and managing statistical and geographic data services, including archival and support services for full-text and numeric data (i.e. ICPSR data) in various machine-readable formats, as well as GIS initiatives and projects. He/she will:
- develop, implement, and review collection policies for data resources and software; provide consultation services and training; and create documentation for staff and users of economic and social sciences data files and GIS tools, as well as outreach services to other librarians, faculty and students
- further develop the unit's web site to deliver information, instruction, and data files to users
- share responsibilities for the dissemination of Census 2000 data as an Academic Affiliate of the NC State Data Center program
- make effective use of information resources at a busy public service point that combines both general and government sources
- perform liaison and collection development responsibilities commensurate with the candidate's academic background.
- Will serve on library and university committees.
- Will report to the Head of Research Data Services.
Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program. Substantial knowledge of microcomputer applications; excellent oral and written communication skills; good organizational skills; knowledge of electronic and print data sources in the areas of census, community or business information.
Preferred: Economics, business or marketing research background. Experience in using machine-readable data, especially government survey/census data. Expertise with major statistical packages, e.g., SAS, SPSS. Two years public service experience providing access to statistical or geographic data. Academic background in or work experience with GIS software such as ArcInfo, ArcView, or MapInfo, and related data files. Ability to plan and implement innovative services responsive to user needs. Faculty liaison experience, experience in planning and presenting user education sessions, experience in developing web-based instruction or interactive map/data web sites. Preference will be given to candidates with previous relevant experience; however, recent and spring 2001 MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.
Status: Full-time, 12-month tenure-track contract with faculty rank. Salary: Competitive and dependent upon qualifications. Appointment at the rank of Interim Assistant Professor requires no professional experience beyond the MLS. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a minimum of two years of professional experience with statistical or geographic data.
To Apply, Please send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references to:
- Carole Runnion
- J. Murrey Atkins Library
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- 9201 University City Blvd.
- Charlotte, NC 28223 -0001
Review of applications will begin 3/15/01 and will continue until position is filled. For additional information visit our web site: http://libweb.uncc.edu/. Members of minority groups and persons with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply for this position.
2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell
Richard, Stephen M. Geologic map of Arizona. Scale 1:1,000,000. Tucson, Ariz. : Arizona Geological Survey], Map 35, pub. 2000. OCLC: 4574380
British Columbia Ministry of Forests. Snowden Demonstration Forest. Scale 1:20,000. [Campbell River, B.C.?] : The Ministry, pub. 1999. OCLC: 45665537
Tourism Vancouver Island. The Islands outdoor adventure map. Scale ca. 1:1,220,000. Nanaimo, B.C. : Tourism Vancouver Island, pub. 1999. OCLC: 45663390
Knudsen, Keith L., and Wentworth, Carl M. Preliminary maps of Quaternary deposits and liquefaction susceptibility, nine-county San Francisco Bay region, California, a digital database. Recommended output scale 1:100,000 or smaller. U.S.G.S Open-file report no. 00-444, pub. 2000. Access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of00-444/ OCLC: 45822548
Marin County Open Space District. Marin County Open Space District central preserves. Scale not given. San Rafael, CA : The District, 2000. OCLC: 45690382
Marin County Open Space District. Marin County Open Space District northern preserves. Scale not given. San Rafael, CA : The District, 2000. OCLC: 45690384
Marin County Open Space District. Marin County Open Space District southern preserves. Scale not given. San Rafael, CA : The District, 2000. OCLC: 45690383
Marin County Open Space District. Marin County Open Space District western preserves. Scale not given. San Rafael, CA : The District, 2000. OCLC: 45690385
Miller, David M., and Bedford, David R. Geologic map database of the El Mirage Lake area, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, California. Original scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report no. 00-222., pub. 2000. Access:
ftp://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file/of00-222/ OR http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of00-222/ OCLC: 45734466
Fishman, Neil S. 3-D image of urban areas and mountains of the northern Front Range, Colorado. Scale varies. Online version of USGS Geologic investigations series map I-2750-A, pub. 2000. Access: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/i-maps/i-2750-a/ OCLC: 45801847
Moore, David W. Generalized surficial geologic map of the Denver 1-degree x 2-degree quadrangle, Colorado. Original scale 1:250,000. Online version of USGS Miscellaneous field studies map MF-2347, pub. 2000. Access: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/mf-maps/mf-2347/ OCLC: 45825132
U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office. Yellowstone River floater's guide, Springdale/Park City. Scale 1:63,360. Billings, Mont. : The State Office, 2000. OCLC: 45814005
Johnson, Gary, and Pizarro, Kris Ann. Lake Tahoe : 3-D shaded relief . Scale ca. 1:91,000. Reno, Nev. : Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Special publication no. 28, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45796337
Thieler, Edward Robert, and Hammar-Klose, Erika S. National assessment of coastal vulnerability to sea-level rise, preliminary results for the U.S. Pacific Coast. 9 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. USGS Open-file report no. 00-178, pub. 2000. OCLC: 44722029
Lone Mountain Designs. Coop's roadmap guide to the mission churches : California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Baja California & northern Mexico. Scale ca. 1:3,500,000. Menlo Park, CA : Lone Mountain Designs, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45658443
Higgins, Janice M. Interim geologic map of the Divide 7.5' quadrangle, Washington County, Utah. Scale 1:24,000. Salt Lake City, Utah : Utah Geological Survey, Open-file report no. 378, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45747448
North Star Mapping. Guide map to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks : includes hiking trails, view points, topographic information. 2 maps, scales ca. 1:43,000 and ca. 1:75,000. Flagstaff, AZ : North Star Mapping, pub. 1999. OCLC: 45652629
Washington State Department of Ecology. Salmon recovery data viewer, Lower Chehalis Watershed (WRIA 22). 1 computer optical disc. Olympia, WA : Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45739865
Cederstrand, Joel R., and Becker, Mark F. Digital map of aquifer boundary for the High Plains Aquifer in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. Recommended output scale 1:1,000,000 or smaller. USGS Open-file report no. 99-267, pub. 1999. Access: http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr99-267/ OCLC: 45665538
Cederstrand, Joel R., and Becker, Mark F. Digital map of areas of little or no saturated thickness for the High Plains Aquifer in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. Recommended output scale 1:1,000,000 or smaller. USGS Open-file report no. 99-266, pub. 1999. Access: http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr99-266/ OCLC: 45670575
Cederstrand, Joel R., and Becker, Mark F. Digital map of predevelopment water levels for the High Plains Aquifer in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. USGS Open-file report no. 99-264, pub. 1999. Access: http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr99-264/ OCLC: 45769862
Cederstrand, Joel R., and Becker, Mark F. Digital map of saturated thickness in 1980 for the High Plains Aquifer in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming. USGS Open-file report no. 99-262, pub. 1999. Access: http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr99-262/ OCLC: 45766050
Cederstrand, Joel R., and Becker, Mark F. Digital map of water levels in 1980 for the High Plains Aquifer in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. USGS Open-file report no. 99-263, pub. 1999. Access: http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr99-263/ OCLC: 45768113
Fischer, Brian C., et al. Digital map of saturated thickness in the High Plains Aquifer in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming, 1996 to 1997. USGS Open-file report no. 00-300, pub. 2000. Access: http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr00-300/ OCLC: 45663280
Fischer, Brian C., et al. Digital map of water-level changes in the High Plains Aquifer in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming, 1980 to 1997. Original scale ca. 1:3,300,000. Open-file report no. 00-96, pub. 2000. Access: http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr00-96/ OCLC: 45664097
Robson, Stanley G., et al. Geohydrology of the shallow aquifers in the Boulder-Longmont area, Colorado. 5 maps, scale 1:50,000. USGS Hydrologic investigations atlas HA-746D, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45688724
Robson, Stanley G., et al. Geohydrology of the shallow aquifers in the Fort Lupton-Gilchrest area, Colorado. 5 maps, scale 1:50,000. USGS Hydrologic investigations atlas HA-746C, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45734312
Walker, Mike. SPV's comprehensive railroad atlas of North America : Mountain Plains. 1 atlas (72 p.). Faversham, Kent, U.K. : S.P.V, UK, pub. 2000. ISBN: 1874745137 OCLC: 45817018
Ogle, Kathy Muller, and Hallberg, Laura L. Hydrogeologic and geochemical characteristics of the Ogallala and White River Aquifers, Cheyenne Wyoming. 1 data sheet. USGS Water-resources investigations report no. 00-4188, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45696158
2.3 Articles of Interest
2.3.1 The Deep Web: Surfacing Hidden Value
Bright Planet's white paper : The Deep Web: Surfacing Hidden Value online at: http://www.completeplanet.com/Tutorials/DeepWeb/index.asp.
For anyone who wants to know more about what the deep web is and why the large search engines can index only about 1/500 of the content.
2.3.2 West Wing Tackles Cartography: Peters vs. Mercator
A recent of the U.S. TV program The West Wing shocked cartographers and geographers alike when it thrust the old Peters vs. Mercator projection debate back into the limelight. Discover the facts and fiction behind this bizarre cartographic controversy at: http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa030201a.htm
2.4 Internet Resources
2.4.1 Set of collarless 1:24,000 DRGs is now available for the New York State.
The Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (CUGIR - http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu at Mann Library, Cornell University is pleased to announce that a set of collarless 1:24,000 Digital Raster Graphs (DRGs) is now available for the entire state of New York.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) created them from scans of U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute quadrangle maps (Digital Raster Graphics). The images are GeoTIFF files in NAD83, UTM zone 18. The images form a set of seamless tiles, 5,000 m on a side, from which the map collar information was removed.
A DRG is useful as a source or background layer in a GIS, as a means to perform quality assurance on other digital products, and as a source for the collection and revision of DLG data. These data are available at the quad level. Each quad file contains a tarred archive that contains all tiles that fall completely or partially within that quad. DRG files at 1:100,000 and 1:250,000 are forthcoming.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Nan Hyland CUGIR project manager firstname.lastname@example.org
2.4.2 New site for the GIS Master Bibliography
The new site for the GIS Master Bibliography started at Ohio State is now at ESRI's Virtual Campus at: http://campus.esri.com/campus/library/bibliography
The collection now contains over 9100 searchable citations of articles from GIS journals, proceedings and reports.
2.4.3 International Date Line (IDL) and its history.
International Date Line (IDL) and its history has been posted at: http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/idl/idl.htm
2.4.4 Images of early maps on the web
This is the first systematic listing of web sites containing early map images. While some sites are well known, others can be found only with difficulty. This new page is the companion to http://ihr.sas.ac.uk/maps/webtexts.html Web articles and commentaries on specific topics in the History of Cartography. Both contain several hundred links. Both form part of the 100-page Map History site, the gateway to the subject.
2.4.5 Effects of the Seattle earthquake on pendulum motion
To view the effects of the Seattle earthquake on pendulum motion check out: http://www.gaelwolf.com/pendulum.html
3.1 WAML Spring Meeting
- WAML Spring Meeting will be held at Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library in Provo, Utah May 10-11 with a field trip on May 12. Registration will be $25.
Besides the usual motels available, discount housing will be available in BYU Dorms for approx. $40 per person for all 3 nights (Wed-Fri) Dorm housing for married couples will also be available at the same price.
Some topics of speakers include: cave mapping, mapping the universe, the Wheeler Survey of Utah & the West, mapping the new West, Salt Lake City Family History Center maps & atlases, 19th century female travelers to the Middle East, aerial photography using remote control airplanes, maps & other geographic resources in genealogical research, maps-lost treasure-early exploration of the Uintah Mtn region, Utah.
- Wednesday night pre-conference gathering
- Thursday night special presentation for WAML at the UVSC Planetarium
- Thursday morning map preservation workshop
- Saturday Field Trip includes special behind the scenes tour of largest Dinosaur Museum.
Sincerely Rich Soares email@example.com
3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
- The Józef Pilsudski Institute, 238-246 King Street, London W6 0RF announces an exhibition of historical maps donated to the Institute by Tadeusz Pawlowicz. It will be open from (10-16 March) 14.00-18.00 each day. The exhibition comprises 52 printed maps of the 16th-18th centuries. After 16th March, although the maps will no longer be on display, they can be consulted at the Institute any Tuesday or Thursday between 11.00 and 14.00
- CARTO 2001, a joint conference of ACMLA/CCA will be held in Montreal, at UQAM, from Wednesday May 30th to Saturday June 2th. The Web site for this event is in construction. The shell is ready and some basic information are available, but it will be enriched over the weeks. Note that, even if not mentioned, Sunday June 3th will be the social events day (guided tour...). The address of the Web site is: http://www.geo.uqam.ca/Carto2001/carto2001e.htm
Larry W. Laliberte firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kathryn Womble firstname.lastname@example.org
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