Larry W. Laliberte, Editor
Electronic Version - April 2001.1. News
From Joseph J. Kerski email@example.com
To provide outdoor recreationists and others greater access to maps of the nation's 192 million acres of national forests and grasslands, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Forest Service have entered into an agreement to make Forest Service maps available from the USGS.
The new agreement is an expansion of a successful pilot program began two years ago by the Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region and the USGS. Under the new agreement, all Forest Service regional offices will be able to participate in the USGS map sales program.
Previously, the maps were available only from Forest Service offices, select interpretive associations, and limited retail sales outlets. Now they can be ordered from the USGS or any of its authorized re-sellers in the business partner network, which can be viewed at: http://mapping.usgs.gov/esic/usimage/dealers.html.
USGS topographic maps usually show both natural features such as mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers and vegetation, and constructed features such as roads, boundaries, transmission lines and major buildings.
A Forest Service map will complement these features with information on available recreation use, local plant and wildlife information, trails and visitors centers, facilities available, campgrounds and picnic areas, color photographs of points of interest and activities. National forests and grasslands can be located on the Internet by using an interactive map at: http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/map.shtml.
The USGS can be contacted by phone at 1-888-ASK-USGS, on the Web at: http://ask.usgs.gov or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.2 Ancient World Mapping Center established
From Tom Elliott email@example.com
In September 2000, the American Philological Association's Classical Atlas Project achieved its goal with the publication of the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. This work represents an extraordinary advance in research tools, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the entire spatial spread of Greco-Roman civilization and influence. Even well before it achieved publication, however, there developed widespread awareness that the cartography and historical geography of the ancient world pose a set of research and instructional challenges requiring constant attention and revision. New evidence, methods and technology will open new vistas and constantly create fresh research opportunities.
For this reason, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has established a permanent research facility devoted to promoting cartography and geographic information science as essential disciplines within the field of ancient studies: the Ancient World Mapping Center. The Center also enjoys the support of the APA, and holds the research materials assembled by its Classical Atlas Project. The AWMC, under the direction of Tom Elliott, is already engaged in a variety of research and educational projects outlined on its website at: http://www.unc.edu/depts/awmc.
A vital aspect of the Center's mission is the revision and updating of the Barrington Atlas and its Map-by-Map Directory. Ongoing research and publication are sure to necessitate adjustment of maps and their supporting data. Equally, anyone with relevant expertise may wish to point out slips, or to suggest that note be taken of one or other alternative to interpretations presented in the atlas. In fact for this purpose the Center has already received valuable communications from experts worldwide. In order to facilitate the process for all concerned, the AWMC has created a form and a set of instructions. These are available in several formats from the web site at http://www.unc.edu/depts/awmc/updates. The form can be filled out interactively online, or downloaded and printed for completion and mailing.
As Atlas editor and a member of the AWMC's Advisory Board, I am eager to join Director Tom Elliott in inviting you to assist the Center in its ongoing efforts to improve our understanding of the spatial aspects of the ancient past. Naturally, while you will retain full rights over whatever research findings you share, you will be asked to grant the Center permission to disseminate mention of them in the context of its work, with due authorial credit clearly given.
1.3 Archive for CARTA
From Andrew Hubbertz Andrew.Hubbertz@usask.ca
The University of Saskatchewan Library has set up an archive for CARTA at: http://library.usask.ca/lists/carta/ At present, only the very latest messages are archived.
1.4 Alberta spatial data license agreement
From Sharon Neary firstname.lastname@example.org
On April 25th, a milestone was achieved in the scope and volume of Alberta spatial data available to student and faculty researchers involved in GIS and desktop cartography at the University of Calgary. A number of other Provincial post-secondary institutions will benefit equally from the Agreement finalized.
The License Agreement was signed by James D. Chorel, General Manager of AltaLIS, and Dr. Frits Pannekoek, Director of Information Resources at the University of Calgary. AltaLIS is the Provincial institution responsible for the maintenance and distribution of the majority of Alberta's digital mapping.
The Agreement will make available a wealth of Provincial geospatial data to University scholars for teaching and research purposes. The data will include, at a variety of scales, digital base mapping and digital elevation models for select areas of Alberta.
The Agreement also permits the archiving and distribution of this important data collection through the University of Calgary's GEODE system. Developed in Information Resources, GEODE permits the networking of spatial data to the University of Calgary's partners in the GEODE initiative: the Universities of Alberta, Lethbridge and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. GEODE is the first archive and network of its kind to be developed for the support of academic geospatial research and teaching in Canada.
The Agreement between AltaLIS and Information Resources, University of Calgary is an important episode in the development of our spatial data collection and the GEODE system that will deliver it.
1.5 Use street address to locate 2000 Census data through American FactFinder
From Barbara Levergood email@example.com
An exciting development on the Census Bureau's American FactFinder http://factfinder.census.gov/. Click on Enter a street address to find Census 2000 data and you will not only be able to get Census 2000 data, you can also get maps, and you can also find out what geographies contain that address (state, county, county subdivision, census tract, block, voting district, place, congressional district (106), state legislative districts; since the block group number is the first digit of the block number, you will know that too).
One shortcoming I have seen is that the (approximate) location of the address is not indicated on the map (as you might find in Mapquest, for example).
1.6 Internet access to Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for over 400 Ohio communities (1868 - 1960's)
From Maureen Farrell Maureen.Farrell@cpl.org
OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Information Network) and OhioLINK ( Ohio's consortium of college & university libraries) are now providing Internet access to Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for over 400 Ohio communities for the years 1868 through the 1960's.
On Saturday, May 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m., the Northern Ohio Map Society and Cleveland Public Library Map Collection will host A Morning with the Sanborns Presentations will include:
- Thomas Gates, Associate Professor and Architecture Librarian, Kent State University - Discovering the Rich Resources of Sanborn Maps
- Charly Bauer, Program Manager, Digital Media, OhioLINK - Accessing Ohio Sanborns Online
- Brian Michaels, Professor, St. Johns River Community College will present a short audio tape on genealogists' use of Sanborns
Online Sanborn sessions in the Library's Computer Learning Connection will follow. For more information on the May 12 program contact firstname.lastname@example.org
OPLIN purchased the digital versions of the Bell & Howell (Chadwyck-Healey) microfilm of Ohio Sanborns in the Library of Congress. This research database is available from terminals within Ohio libraries or by remote access which requires the user to input an Ohio library card number or i.d. from an Ohio college or university.
1.7 Fellowship in the History of Cartography
From: Matthew Edney email@example.com
The University of Southern Maine announces a fellowship in the history of cartography at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education for the 2001-2002 academic year. This opportunity is ideal for an advanced (ABD) or recently completed doctoral student who seeks to establish or to expand a rigorous foundation in cartographic history, even as s/he pursues a specific research agenda. The fellowship is open to researchers from all disciplines.
The Osher Map Library is a rare map library located on the Portland campus of USM. It contains some 60,000 maps, dating from 1475 to the present, together with a substantial collection of reference works to support cartographic research. The library’s cartographic collections are varied, but emphasize the centuries before 1900 and have a particular focus on Maine, New England, and North America generally. It services not only the academic research community, but also the university community and, through an aggressive outreach program, K-12 educators and the general public. More information about the map library, its collections, and its programs can be found on its web site: http://usm.maine.edu/maps.
The successful fellow will have three areas of responsibility. (1) S/he will provide some interpretive support for the staff of the map library. (2) S/he will be responsible for special classes for university courses held within the map library; in the past, these courses have ranged from Art, to English, to History, to Modern Languages, but they would be tailored to the fellow’s experience and expertise. (3) S/he will pursue a coherent research program in cartographic history, using the resources of the Osher Map Library and perhaps other archives in southern Maine; this research program can be either cartobibliographic or analytical in nature.
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Osher Map Library’s faculty scholar, Matthew H. Edney firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 780-4767 to discuss the nature of the fellow’s responsibilities and possible research programs.
The fellowship carries a stipend of $25,000 with benefits.
Applications should include a current c.v., a single-page statement of the applicant’s interests and experience in the history of cartography, and a single-page description of a research program to be completed while in residence. Review of applications will begin April 23. Completed applications should be sent to Stephen C. Bloom, Director of University Libraries, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME 04104-9301.
1.8 Associate Director, Geospatial and Statistical Data Center - University of Virginia
From: Mike Furlough email@example.com
The University of Virginia Library seeks an innovative and energetic individual to serve as ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR of the GEOSPATIAL AND STATISTICAL DATA CENTER (Geostat). The Center supports expanding interest in accessing data for geographic and statistical analysis at the University. This position offers significant opportunity to participate in the development and advancement of services supporting numeric, geospatial, and other electronic information needs at the University of Virginia. The University and the Library have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.,p>The Geospatial and Statistical Data Center is located in Alderman Library, serving users in most major schools of the University, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Commerce, Education, and Engineering and Applied Science. Geostat staff serve the University community's teaching and research needs by identifying, acquiring, and providing assistance in the use of machine-readable data sets for geographic and statistical analysis. Geostat offers its services in a large public computing lab/classroom featuring two dozen PC workstations. The Center also houses a large map collection and serves as a resource for statistical information in print. Center employees work in a dynamic team environment and collaborate with others in the Library system to develop integrated digital library services and initiatives. The Geospatial and Statistical Data Center can be accessed on the web at http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu.
Responsibilities: Reports to the Director and assists in planning, coordinating and delivering services related to spatial and numeric data collections, including reference services and collection development; Assists individuals and groups in the use of numeric and spatial data resources and tools through Library reference services as well as more formalized classroom instruction; Participates in teams consisting of other Library and University staff to further the delivery of numeric and spatial data resources for teaching and research; Oversees day-to-day management of the public service computing lab and classroom ; Supervises Programmer/Consultant staff (2); Is professionally active, both within the Library and nationally.
Required Qualifications: Master's degree or higher in a relevant field, with experience using numeric and/or spatial data resources in a research or educational setting; Extensive knowledge of computer software for statistical and/or geographic analysis, e.g., SAS, STATA, or SPSS or ArcView, ArcInfo or ERDAS; Ability to consult with and advise faculty, staff and students regarding the use of electronic data resources for teaching and research in a wide range of disciplines; Ability to excel as an instructor with excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; Creativity and evidence of ability to learn quickly; Strong user-centered service orientation; Commitment to diversity in the workplace and ability to serve a diverse user community; Commitment to professional growth and development; Supervisory experience desirable.
Salary and Benefits: Salary competitive, depending on qualifications. General faculty status. The University of Virginia offers excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other optional retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2001 and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of three references to:
- Mr. Alan Napier, Director of Library Human Resources
- Alderman Library, University of Virginia PO Box 400114
- Charlottesville, VA 22904-4114.
1.9 Information Services Librarian - McPherson Library University of Victoria
From: Lori Sugden firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Services Librarian Regular, Full-Time Government Publications, Maps/GIS and Geography
The University of Victoria Libraries seeks a highly motivated librarian responsible for in-depth reference, collection development, instruction, and faculty liaison in government publications, maps, GIS, and geography, participates in the provision of general reference and instruction services, and serves on Collections and Reference Working Groups. The successful candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter who can work well with colleagues in a challenging and changing environment.
Reporting to the Head, Reference Services and the Head, Collections and Preservation Services, the Information Services Librarian is responsible for: developing reference and instructional activities for government publications, maps and geography; selecting and managing digital and print materials for government publications, maps, air photos and geography; planning an appropriate level of GIS service in the library; providing training for reference librarians in government publications, maps and GIS as appropriate; and developing web and print instructional material for faculty and students. Consults with Technical Services staff on acquisition and cataloguing issues related to government publications and maps.
Qualifications: An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent; a degree in a related area of the social sciences; sound knowledge of government publications, maps, and GIS; strong experience in reference, instruction, and collection development and a high level of competence with electronic information sources and applications; strong interpersonal and communication skills; and the ability to work in a team environment.
Librarians are expected to participate in professional and academic organizations and in research and scholarship as appropriate. In consultation with librarian, assignments may be reviewed and changed as academic or library needs require.
This position will be filled at a Librarian II ($40,500-$51,200) or Librarian III ($46,750-$62,400) level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is provided. Please submit a resume and names of three (3) references by April 6, 2001 to:
- Marnie Swanson
- University Librarian, McPherson Library
- University of Victoria
- P.O. Box 1800
- Victoria, B.C. V8W 3H5
- Telephone: (250) 721-8211; Fax: (250) 721-8215
1.10 GIS Services Librarian - Reference Department of the University of North Carolina
The Reference Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a highly qualified and experienced librarian to provide innovative and energetic leadership in the newly created position of GIS Services Librarian. The librarian will develop and implement GIS services and resources, working closely with students, faculty, and staff on campus.
Reporting directly to the Head of the Reference Department, the GIS Services Librarian will assist users with GIS projects and analyze users' spatial data needs and locate and deliver data in appropriate formats. The librarian will be responsible for collection development for GIS spatial data and the collection and development of metadata related to the library's holdings.
The GIS Services Librarian will serve on the Reference Department Data Team and will work together with the Electronic Documents/Data Librarian and other departmental and library staff to evaluate spatial and numeric data resources and services. The librarian will coordinate the library's GIS services with other campus GIS initiatives and cooperate with neighboring Triangle university GIS initiatives. The librarian will train library staff in the use of GIS and spatial data resources and will serve at the reference desk and work some nights and weekends.
The Reference Department of the Academic Affairs Library is responsible for providing reference service to the students, faculty, and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as providing the service to citizens of the State of North Carolina. Reference services cover humanities, social sciences, business and economics, and government information. The Library serves as a Regional Depository for federal information and also collects state documents, United Nations, and other international agency information and is responsible for the library's microform collection.
Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library Science or an advanced degree in Information Science. Work experience with or academic background in geospatial data and numeric data resources. Experience with geospatial processing software (ArcView, ArcInfo, MapInfo, ERDAS Imagine, ERMapper, Landview). Good understanding of/and experience with computer systems (DOS, UNIX, Windows NT). Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively. Ability to work well with others in a team environment. Good teaching and communication skills and a strong commitment to public service.
Preferred: Work experience in an academic research library. Familiarity with current issues and technologies related to spatial data. Bachelor's degree or master's degree in discipline with an emphasis on spatial data (Geography, Earth Science, Planning). Demonstrated ability to provide effective access to sources of cartographic and other spatial and geographic information sources.
Salary and Benefits This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment with a minimum salary of $40,000. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or TIAA-CREF retirement plan. Librarians are members of the general faculty.
Deadline for Application: Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2001. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
To Apply: Send a letter of application, a resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to:
- GIS Services Librarian
- Mari E. Marsh, Director of Library Personnel
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- CB #3900, 206 Davis Library
- Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
1.11 Geospatial Data Specialist - Harvard (Summer Position)
Harvard is building a system to let researchers find and access geospatial datasets and is looking for experienced help to help create the both the metadata for the catalog and the data for the system. Reporting to the Geodesy Project Director, this person will populate the Geodesy catalog and repository with geospatial resources. Data analysis and data loading will be the day to day tasks of this person.
Qualifications: Experience with geospatial software and data. Experience with ESRI a big plus. Experience with relational databases and geographic data formats. Excellent oral communications skills and ability to function as a contributing team member. Knowledge of FGDC metadata standards preferred.
Salary: $15 - $20 / hour depending on qualifications.
Contact Information: Fax or email resume to Patti Fucci at the Harvard University Library, Office for Information Systems. Fax number: 617-495-0491 Email: email@example.com
2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell
Grimason, Sheena, and Leinberger, Eric. International travel maps, Alberta & British Columbia. Scale 1:1,600,000. Vancouver, B.C. : International Travel Maps, pub. 2000. OCLC: 46383757
MapMEDIA Corp. FastTrack Alberta. 2 maps on 1 sheet. Whitby, Ont. : Peter Heiler Ltd. ; Oshawa, Ont. : Distribution by MapArt Pub. Corp., pub. 2000. OCLC: 46383572ARIZONA
Sweeney, Ronald E., and Hill, Patricia L. Arizona aeromagnetic and gravity maps and data, a Web site for distribution of data. U.S. Geological Survey open-file report no. 01-81, pub. 2001. Access: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-01-0081/ OCLC: 46541642
Trails Illustrated. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA. Scale ca. 1:73,530. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 2000. OCLC: 46396919
G.M. Johnson & Associates Ltd. Vancouver Island tourist map, British Columbia: BC's wilderness paradise. Scale ca. 1:41,000. Langley, B.C. : The Service, pub. 2000. OCLC: 46383867
Massey, Nicholas W. D. Volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits of British Columbia. Scale 1:2,000,000. Victoria : British Columbia Geological Survey Branch, Open file report no. 1999-2, pub. 1999. OCLC: 46539826
Nelson, JoAnne Lee. Geology of north-central Jennings River map area, 104O/14E,15. Scale 1:50,000. Victoria : British Columbia Geological Survey Branch, Open file report no. 2001-6, pub. 2001. OCLC: 46630245
Sami, David, et al. International travel maps, Vancouver's northshore hiking trails. 3rd ed., scale 1:50,000. Vancouver, B.C. :; International Travel Maps, pub. 1999. OCLC: 46383783
Verma, G. International travel maps, British Columbia. 5th ed., scale 1:1,500,000. Vancouver, B.C. : International Travel Maps, pub. 2000. OCLC: 46383691
Falls, James N. Geologic and geomorphic features related to landsliding, Freshwater Creek, Humboldt County, California. Scale 1:24,000. Sacramento, CA : Division of Mines and Geology, Open-file report no. 99-10, pub. 1999. OCLC: 46569786
Falls, James N. Relative landslide potential map, Freshwater Creek, Humboldt County, California. Scale 1:24,000. Sacramento, CA : Division of Mines and Geology, Open-file report no. 99-10a, pub. 1999. OCLC: 46569778
Hitchcock, Christopher S., and Wills, Christopher J. Quaternary geology of the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, California. Scale 1:48,000. Sacramento, Calif. : California Division of Mines and Geology, Map sheet no. 50. OCLC: 46607544
Powell, Robert E., and Cossette, P. M. Geologic map and digital database of the Porcupine Wash 7.5 minute quadrangle, Riverside County, southern California. Recommended output scale 1:12,000 or less. U.S. Geological Survey open-file report no. 01-30, pub. 2001. Access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-030/ OCLC: 46540053
Powell, Robert E., and Cossette, P. M. Geologic map and digital database of the Conejo Well 7.5 minute quadrangle, Riverside County, southern California. Recommended output scale 1:24,000 or less. U.S. Geological Survey open-file report no. 01-31, pub. 2001. Access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-031/ OCLC: 46428743
Stone, Paul. Geologic map of the Lone Pine 15’ quadrangle, Inyo County, California. Scale 1:62,500. USGS Geologic investigations series map I-2617, pub. 2001. Web access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/i-map/i2617/ OCLC: 46567526
Stone, Paul. Stratigraphic relations and tectonic significance of rocks near the Permian-Triassic boundary, southern Inyo Mountains, California. 2 maps, scale 1:12,000. Boulder, Colo. : Geological Society of America, Map and chart series no. MCH086, pub. 2000. OCLC: 46597651
Fishman, Neil S. 3-D image of urban areas and mountains of the northern Front Range, Colorado. 1 aerial view, scale varies. USGS Geologic investigations series map I-2750-A, pub. 2000. Internet access: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/i-maps/i-2750-a/ OCLC: 46459972
Robson, Stanley G., et al. Geohydrology of the shallow aquifers in the Fort Collins-Loveland area, Colorado. 5 maps, scale 1:50,000. USGS Hydrologic investigations atlas ;; HA-746-B, pub. 2000. OCLC: 46613272
Robson, Stanley G., et al. Geohydrology of the shallow aquifers in the Greeley-Nunn area, Colorado. 5 maps, scale 1:50,000. USGS Hydrologic investigations atlas ;; HA-746-A, pub. 2000. OCLC: 46596117
Schulte, Kent. Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, Great Sand Dunes National Park trails. 2 maps, scale 1:60,000. Boulder, Colo. : Sky Terrain, pub. 2001. OCLC: 46390962
Streufert, Randall K., and Dohrenwend, John C. Colorado High County from space. 1 remote-sensing map, scale ca. 1:126,000. Silverthorne, Colo. : Summit Geology & Consulting, LLC., pub. 2000. OCLC: 46396481
Idaho gold & gems maps, then and now. 5 maps on 5 sheets, scales differ. [S.l.] : .N./M.L. Preston, pub. 2000 OCLC: 46389581
Van Voast, Wayne A., and Thale, Paul R. Anderson and Knobloch coal horizons and potential for methane development, Powder River Basin, Montana. Scale 1:250,000. Butte, Mont. : Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Geologic map series no. 60, pub. 2001. OCLC: 46622121
Nevada Division of Wildlife. Wildlife water development atlas. 1 atlas (77 p.), scale: 1:100000. Reno, Nev. : The Division, pub. 1999. OCLC: 46606021
VisiCom. Sure!Maps raster, State of Nevada. 10 computer optical discs, containing USGS 1:24,000 scale maps of the various counties in Nevada. San Diego, Calif. : VisiCom, 1999. OCLC: 46390688
Also, reported by Linda Newman:
Ponce, D.A., and Plouff, Donald. Bouguer gravity map of Nevada-Vya sheet. Scale 1:250,000. Reno : Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Map 128, pub. 2001. Available via the Web at: http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/sales.htm or by writing:
- Charlotte Stock
- Publication Sales - Mail Stop 178
- Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
- University of Nevada
- Reno, NV 89557-0088
- PHONE (775) 784-6691 x2
- FAX (775) 784-1709
Sherrod, David R., and Smith, James G. Geologic map of upper Eocene to Holocene volcanic and related rocks of the Cascade Range, Oregon. Scale 1:500,000. USGS Geologic investigations series map I-2569, pub. 2000. OCLC: 46611155
Trails Illustrated. Zion National Park, Utah. Scale ca. 1:37,700. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 2000. OCLC: 46390638
Walsh, Timothy J. Tsunami hazard map of the southern Washington coast : modeled tsunami inundation from a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake. Scale 1:100,000. Washington State Geology and Mines Division Geologic map no. GM-49, pub. 2000. OCLC: 46397213
Ferris, Warren Angus (1810-1873) Map of the Northwest fur country, 1836. Scale not given. Special limited ed. Reproduction of manuscript map held at Brigham Young University Library Special Collections. Orem, Utah : Mountain Grizzly Pub., pub. 2000. OCLC: 45997322
2.2 Other New Materials
2.2.1 The Map Library in the New Millennium
The Map Library in the New Millennium, edited by Bob Parry and Chris Perkins, published by Library Association Publishing in London. A US edition is scheduled for publication by the American Library Association in July 2001.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
2.3 Articles of Interest
2.3.1 An Introduction To The USGS Landsat 7 Image Viewer
Letham, Glenn. An Introduction To The USGS Landsat 7 Image Viewer. Article available at: http://spatialnews.geocomm.com/features/landsat7viewer/
2.3.2 Commercial GIS Data Marketplace: Choices Abound but Answers are Still Tough to Find
Stearns, Ron Commercial GIS Data Marketplace: Choices Abound but Answers are Still Tough to Find Article is available at: http://www1.frost.com/prod/portal.nsf/LuVerticalPortals/Aerospace?OpenDocument&fcmseq=987629227860
2.4 Internet Resources
2.4.1 Interactive Map of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
To assist the Kyoto protocol process - to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to counter climate change, a new interactive map has been launched. The Greenhouse Gases & the Kyoto Protocol http://maps.grida.no/kyoto/ presents data and statistics collected by international institutions. Using the map, any user can now evaluate the current state of emissions, and projections for the future. The data is available both as total emissions, and as emissions per citizen in each country that has signed the Kyoto protocol. It is also possible to zoom in and closer examine a specific part of the world, or to get a graph of the emissions covering a period of 20 years.
The presentation in this map provides an easy way to examine the statistics, and also to evaluate the agenda in climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. The website was developed by UNEP/GRID-Arendal in Norway, a United Nations Environment Programme information centre, and the website is also a part of the UNEP.Net environmental network.
For more information, please contact: Hugo Ahlenius, tel. +47-37035713, email email@example.com or Åke Bjørke, tel. +47-37035711, email firstname.lastname@example.org
2.4.2 GIS Web Mapping list
From Brian Boyle email@example.com
All are invited to join the GIS Web Mapping list. This list is new and may not have a lot of subscribers for a few months. If you have any ideas or comments about our list please call or e-mail. This list will be used as an educational resource for GIS Web Mapping issues for all software users and custom design applications for web mapping.
Post to discussion group at firstname.lastname@example.org
Subscribe at http://www.gisconferences.com
2.4.3 Cooperative GIS Project web site is now up
From Brett Matson email@example.com
The Cooperative GIS Project web site is now up at: http://gis.anu.edu.au. There's information on some of the discussions that have taken place, and also a message board for future discussions.
- The eleventh event of the Washington Map Society 2000-2001 program year was held on Thursday April 26, 2001, at 7:00 PM. Members and guests made a FIELD TRIP to the National Geographic Society (NGS), Washington D.C. to learn about The Development of the 7th Edition of the National Geographic World Atlas (hosted by Allen Carroll of the NGS Maps Administration, who was the NGS's leader in the development of the Atlas). Following a presentation about the work, people were divided into groups to see how up-to-date GIS, databases, and other modern technologies were incorporated into the publication.
- Thursday May 17 - Annual Dinner and President's Presentation, this year at the Capitol Hill Club. John Greene's topic is Maps with a Message: Scherer's Theology in Thematic Maps. During our annual business meeting, we will recognize the 50th issue of The Portolan and the editors of the journal. The Capitol Hill Club was the site of our very successful and popular event in May 1999. It is directly behind the Library of Congress and across the street from METRO.
Meetings are open to members and non-members alike, without charge (except the dinner meting). For further information, contact Tom Sander, program chairman, at 703-426-2880, or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Chris Kollen email@example.com
- In order to get people jazzed up about the programs MAGERT is sponsoring at the ALA conference in San Francisco June 14-June 20, the following descriptions and speakers has been made available at: http://www.sunysb.edu/libmap/magprogs.htm
From David J. Bertuca firstname.lastname@example.org
- This is an invitation to the North East Map Organization's 15th Annual Meeting, June 7-8, 2001, to be held at Mount Holyoke College, West Hadley, Massachusetts. The annual NEMO meetings are dynamic and the experience is energizing, and our membership covers the full spectrum of map-related and geography professionals.
For information and registration forms, etc. please use the following URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/sel/collections/maps/nemo/nemo2001. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact: Jim Walsh, Chair planning committee - email: email@example.com.
3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
From Anne Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Friends of Cambridge University Library are hosting talks to complement the exhibition Fantasy to Federation: European maps of Australia to 1901 currently on show at the Exhibition Centre of Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge.Of potential interest to Map Librarians is:
- Rodney W. Shirley's Maps and Charts of the early explorers Wednesday 9 May 2001, at 5.00 p.m. The Morison Room, Cambridge University Library West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR
Larry W. Laliberte email@example.com
Ken Rockwell firstname.lastname@example.org
WAML News and Notes is a moderated bulletin of the Western Association of Map Libraries.
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Arthur Lakes Library
Colorado School of Mines
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Golden, CO 80401-0029
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P.O. Box 1667
Provo, UT 84603-1667
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