Larry W. Laliberte, Editor
University of Oregon - Eugene
Electronic Version - May 2000. To be included in a future print version of the Information Bulletin.1. News
1.1 FDLP funding cuts
On May 9 the FY 2001 appropriations bill for legislative branch agencies was reported out of the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Committee to the full House. This bill recommends drastic cuts to the budget of the Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).
More information on this announcement can be found at :
- GODORT action alert page http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/GODORT/2001appro.html
- Talking points http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/GODORT/2001approtalking.html
- Fact sheets http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/GODORT/2001appro.html
- Sample letters http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/GODORT/2001approletters.html
1.2 U.S. Geological Survey Updates
Posted by Rea Mueller 703-648-5954 FAX: 703-648-5939 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1.2.1 Subject: State Map List
The USGS has printed revised editions of the following State map lists: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts-Connecticut-Rhode Island, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico-Virgin Islands, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. They are all dated March 2000. The file number for each map list follows a standard format; for example, the file number for Alaska is TAKB. The beginning and ending letters remain the same while the middle two letters are the State code.
Printed State map lists now include the version date for each map: the most recent date printed under the map name in the lower right-hand corner. The version date replaces the previously shown currentness date which indicates when the information on the map was last collected or verified. State map lists are also available in electronic format which includes both the version date and the currentness date information. Customized map lists can also be created using the State map list Web site. http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/maplists.html
Printed State map lists can be requested free of charge from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693).
1.2.2 Subject: Publications Status Report
The following information products have been received from the printer:
- Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles -Revised fact sheet 039-00, March 2000; Supersedes fact sheet 129-96
- National Park Maps List -Revised product list 67-0036, February 2000; Supersedes online product list dated October 1999
- Satellite Image Maps List -Revised product list 67-0035, February 2000; Supersedes online product list, October 1999
- U.S. Geological Survey Information Sources -Revised fact sheet 043-00, March 2000; Supersedes fact sheet 057-99, March 1999
Please recycle any paper copies of the superseded information products. Electronic versions of these information products are available on the World Wide Web. http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/pubslists/
Paper copies can be requested free-of-charge from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693).
1.2.3 Subject: A Tapestry of Time and Terrain
The USGS has published a new thematic map, Geologic Investigations Series I-2720, titled A Tapestry of Time and Terrain, which combines the topography and the geology of the United States. This composite of two existing images of the lower 48 States is the most detailed and accurate portrait of the U.S. land surface and the ages of its underlying rock formation yet displayed in the same image.
One of the map's two components is a digital shaded-relief image showing the shape of the land surface by variations in brightness. The second component of the map, color, represents geologic time and is simplified from the geologic map of King and Beikman (1974a). The 52 colors used on I-2720 show the geologic ages of rocks and surficial deposits at the Earth's surface. Lines representing faults have been omitted.
I-2720 is accompanied by a pamphlet which explains how the map was made and describes 48 physiographic features shown on the map. The pamphlet includes two color figures: physiographic features based on terrain texture, rock type, and geologic structure and history; and State boundaries with the numbered locations of the specific features discussed in the pamphlet. The pamphlet is non-technical in nature and includes a reference section for customers who wish more detailed or technical information.
- I-2720, A Tapestry of Time and Terrain
- File numbers: GI2720-1T (map) and GI2720-2T (pamphlet)
- Price: $7.00 plus $5.00 handling per order
I-2720 may be viewed at http://tapestry.usgs.gov
Orders for I-2720 can be sent to USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693).
1.2.4 Subject: Arsenic in the Nation's Ground Water
The results of a USGS study on the occurrence of arsenic in ground water are now available. An online fact sheet, Arsenic in Ground Water in the United States, a map showing concentrations of arsenic across the nation, a detailed report, and a list of frequently asked questions can be found at http://co.water.usgs.gov/trace/arsenic/
Arsenic is a naturally occurring element in the environment. Its presence in ground water is largely the result of minerals dissolving naturally over time as rocks and soils weather. The new map shows U.S. counties in which wells might exceed the World Health Organization guideline of 10 micrograms of arsenic per liter. The map, and the data from which it was created, can be downloaded from the Web site.
In addition, the more detailed technical report, A Retrospective Analysis on the Occurrence of Arsenic in Ground-Water Resources of the United States and Limitations in Drinking-Water Supply Characterizations, is available both on the Web site and in printed format as Water Resources Investigations Report 99-4279. The report summarizes more than two decades of data collected in various studies done in cooperation with State, local, and other Federal agencies.
WRIR 99-4279 can be ordered from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver CO 80225. File number: WRIR994279 (Price: $4.00 plus $5.00 handling charge per order)
1.2.5 Subject: Publications Status Report
The following information products are now available:
- Antarctica Maps List -Product list 67-0020, February 2000; Electronic format only
- Hydrologic Unit Maps List -Product list 67-0018, February 2000; Electronic format only
- Magnetic Filed Maps List -Product list 67-0034, February 2000; Electronic format only
- U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Reports -Order form 67-0003, February 2000; Electronic and printed versions are both available
All of these information products can be found in .html and .pdf format. Please remove from distribution any paper copies of the previous editions dated October 1999. http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/pubslists/plofprl.html
Paper copies of the order form can be requested from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693).
1.3 WAML Information Bulletin Editor needed
WAML is looking for an interested person (or persons?) to serve as the Information Bulletin Editor starting with the November 2000 issue. If you have any interest, please let Kathryn Womble know (your name will be kept anonymous during the preliminary talks!) Feel free to call or email Kathryn anytime for more information.
1.4 OCLC MARC changes affecting maps
From: Kathryn Womble email@example.com to various lists, May 2000.
OCLC Technical Bulletin 236 available at http://www.oclc.org/oclc/tb/tb236/index.htm has some changes of interest for map catalogers. Highlights follow.
- Fixed fields: Prme (Prime Meridian) has been deleted from MARC and is no longer valid. OCLC has deleted it from maps workforms and from the 006 for maps.
- Proj (Projection) has a number of new codes defined
- Relf (Relief) value c has been redefined as gradient and bathymetric tints and a new code m has been defined for rock drawings
- SpFm (Special Format Characteristics) - on the Maps workform, codes m for Braille, tactile and q for Large print are obsolete and should not be used anymore. Instead, use fixed field Form codes f (Braille) and d (Large print)
- 007 $b has been defined/redefined for all formats as Special material designation and the value u in $b is defined as Unspecified. 007 $b is mandatory now if you are using an 007. There are new subfield e and subfield g codes defined in the 007 for maps (see the technical bulletin for the list of these)
From: Ellen Caplan firstname.lastname@example.org to various lists, May 2000.
The new fixed-field and 006 element, FORM, for Form of item (008/29 and 006/12). This element has been available in several other formats for many years. It was defined in the 1999 edition of MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (formerly USMARC Format for Bibliographic Data). It should be used to code for microforms, but more importantly, it should be used to code for electronic resources (code 's'). See Technical Bulletin 236 http://www.oclc.org/oclc/tb/tb236/index.htm .
In addition, we are in the process of updating 'Cataloging Electronic Resources: OCLC-MARC Coding Guidelines' at http://www.oclc.org/oclc/cataloging/type.htm. This Document will indicate when code 's' in FORM should be used and when it should not be used.
FORM is defined in formats other than Maps and Visual materials, it is defined in fields 008/23 and 006/06 (Books, Serials, Scores and Sound Recordings). In Maps and Visual Materials, FORM is defined in fields 008/29 and 006/12. For OCLC users, the 008 and 006 positions will not matter on display, but for MARC output or exported records the code for FORM will appear in the appropriate 008 and 006 positions.
1.5 Progress of the apace shuttle radar topographic mapping mission
For those of you interested in the progress of the Space Shuttle Radar Topo Mapping mission, Spatial News just posted a new feature providing details and images of the progress made to date with copying, backing up, and archiving of the data. The feature can be found at http://www.spatialnews.com/features/shuttle/earthnews5.html
1.6 Announcement from the Geoconnections technology advisory panel
From: Adrian Camfield camfield@NRCan.gc.ca to various lists, May 2000.
GeoConnections' Technology Advisory Panel (TAP) announces an open forum in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 14 to present three white papers by industrial consortia on a Target Vision and Implementation Plan (TVIP) for the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI). This project is a collaboration among the government, private and academic sectors to develop a vision, conceptual architecture, and implementation plan for the CGDI. The needs of the TVIP are:
- To reconcile different points of view, including stakeholder requirements, to develop a common coherent vision and conceptual architecture for CGDI
- To provide a strategic guide for future CGDI development and implementation, with maximum leverage of current and future CGDI-related capabilities, and suggestions for long-term sustainability
- To articulate and document the CGDI vision, having referenced and reconciled previous CGDI related documents and stakeholder activities
Further details on this forum will be posted to the What's New section of the GeoConnections Web site http://www.geoconnections.org
1.7 Termination of GPS Selective Availability
As of Midnight May 1, 2000 the White House announced the decision by President Clinton to terminate GPS Selective Availability (SA). It is anticipated that this will immediately improve unaugmented, single receiver GPS positioning to better than 20 meters (and probably better than 10 meters) accuracy. The expected improvement will vary depending upon the particular receiver and the level of solar disturbance in the ionosphere. For more information, please check:
1.8 Availability of the FME themes extension for ArcView
From: Grace Welch email@example.com to various lists, May 2000.
The availability of the FME themes extension for ArcView was recently announced. FME (Feature Manipulation Engine) is produced by Safe Software http://www.safe.com, a Canadian company located in British Columbia.
If anyone is considering purchasing data conversion software, I thought we should share our experience with FME. We have just upgraded to FME Suite 2000 which includes the new extension for ArcView. FME Themes for ArcView can also be purchased separately. As we all know, one of our biggest challenges in providing GIS services has been to provide data in a format and datum required by our researchers and students. With this new extension, our jobs have become so much easier.
The extension allows you to have the full capabilities of FME within ArcView except you can only translate files to shapefiles. You can import, view and translate date from many formats into shapefiles with no changes to attributes. It also allows reprojection of data, from different formats to shapefiles and from shapefiles to shapefiles.
1.9 Land Cover data sets available for two new States
From: Stephen Howard firstname.lastname@example.org to various lists, May 2000.
The Land Cover Applications Center has updated Four Land Cover datasets and released two new States.
The Four States updated (to correct sprinkling of zero data values) are:
- Tennessee (also fixed missing strip of data along extreme NE corner)
The new datasets are:
the FTP site is http://edcftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/edcuser/vogel/states
1.10 New resources for demographic research and analysis
From: GeoLytics email@example.com to various lists, May 2000.
CensusCD+Maps : The most complete source of official US demographic data (1790-2004) and maps. Fresh 1999 estimates, 2004 projections, 1999 consumer expenditure, time series, historical data, as well as a complete set of 1990 Census data and geographic boundaries. All data and maps in easy-to-use format. Full-featured map viewer included. http://www.censuscd.com/cdmaps/censuscd_maps.htm
StreetCD : Complete set of TIGER 98 spatial data, that's incredibly easy-to-use. High quality street data for geocoding, routing, and street mapping. 2 million landmark points, dozens of boundaries. Easily exports to both ArcView Shape and MapInfo MID/MIF formats. Full-featured map viewer included. http://www.censuscd.com/streetcd/streetcd.htm
CensusCD 1980 : It took until 1999, but finally complete 1980 Census data is in a format that anyone can use. Time series analysis on areas as small as a Census Tract, can now be done with over 1,500 variables. Mapping software with full-featured map viewer and boundaries for 1980 block groups, tracts, counties, states, places, and MCD, are included. http://www.censuscd.com/censuscd1980/censuscd1980.htm
CensusCD Blocks : Contains a unique complete set of data and maps, for 7 Million US census blocks. Includes all Census Bureau population and housing data, Block boundaries and many value-added items such as block to ZIP projections. A sophisticated reporting engine with SQL-like filtering, and mapping software with full-featured map viewer are included. http://www.censuscd.com/cdblocks/cdblocks.htm
40% Discounts are available for academic, government, non-profit, student lab, and classroom use.
For more information see http://www.censuscd.com
1.11 GIS Specialist, Librarian II-III - Yale University (Sterling Memorial Library, Research Services and Collections)
From: Gina Zirlis firstname.lastname@example.org to various lists, May 2000.
The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching and research at University, has more than 10 million volumes housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and over 20 school and department libraries and two low-use shelving facilities. It employs a dynamic and innovative staff of nearly 600 FTE who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees and are involved in other areas of staff development. A full spectrum of library resources, from rare books and manuscripts to a rapidly expanding network of electronic resources, constitutes one of Yale's distinctive strengths. The library is engaged in numerous ambitious projects such as the renovation of the main library building, the complete conversion of the Library's catalog, and various automation projects, which include network access to scholarly information and digital preservation.
The Yale University Library seeks an energetic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist to develop and implement a successful GIS service and instruction program. The position offers an exciting opportunity to advance the use of digital geospatial analysis and mapping across the Yale campus. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with colleagues in the Arts Library , Science Libraries, the Social Science Libraries and Information Services, the Social Science Statistical Laboratory, and with subject specialist librarians and area curators throughout the Yale University libraries, including Sterling Memorial Library. The GIS specialist will give special attention to the assessment of student and faculty needs, training and consultation, and the hardware and software requirements for geospatial analysis and mapping. There will also be an opportunity to plan and implement digitization projects based upon the library's extraordinarily rich collection of historic maps and atlases. This position will be located in the Map Collection, along with the Map Curator and one full-time library assistant, and will report directly to the Head of the Research Services and Collections Department. There will also be a close working relationship with the Director of the Science Libraries and others appointed to the GIS Library Advisory Council.
- Provides leadership for library-wide GIS public service initiatives including training, general consultation, and the creation of instructional tools for students, faculty, and staff.
- In collaboration with others, plans for the hardware and software environments required to run GIS applications in a distributed service environment.
- Evaluates and recommends emerging software applications for geospatial data analysis, display, and management, including web-based tools.
- Plans and implements instructional and promotional programs and activities for geospatial analysis, display, and management with the objective of integrating GIS skills into teaching and learning at Yale.
- Collaborates with select Yale librarians and staff to assess the GIS needs of faculty and students.
- Coordinates library GIS services with other campus-wide GIS initiatives and groups such as the GIS Council.
- May propose and participate in digital library initiatives using the Map Collection.
- Participates in the full range of public services involving maps and atlases in the Map Collection.
- Contributes to the SML and KSL reference and instruction programs.
- Is professionally active, both in the library and nationally.
- ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in information science required.
- University degree in Geography (GIS specialty) or Computer Science preferred.
- Two years professional academic background or work experience with geospatial data and cartographic materials. For appointment at the Librarian III rank, five years of professional experience is required.
- Demonstrated familiarity with a variety of geospatial processing software such as ArcView, ArcInfo, MapInfo, ERDA, or PCI.
- Experience with GIS needs assessment preferred.
- Demonstrated interest in new technologies and a high degree of computer literacy.
- Excellent oral, written, and graphic communication skills.
- Ability to excel as an instructor.
- Demonstrated commitment to excellent public service.
- Ability to take on a leadership role in a challenging and changing environment.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and rank, based upon the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; 17 holiday, recess and personal days; comprehensive healthcare; TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Nominations, requests for more information, and applications (consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references) should be directed to:
- Diane Y. Turner
- Director, Library Human Resources
- Yale University Library
- Source Code EAYU8485
- P.O. Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520
- Fax (203)432-1806
Yale University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
1.12 Assistant Map Librarian - University of Minnesota (John R. Borchert Map Library)
From: Brent Allison email@example.com to various lists, May 2000.
The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Map Librarian in the John R. Borchert Map Library. The University Libraries particularly encourages the candidacy of people with experience in multicultural and multiracial settings.
Description of Unit: A premier cartographic collection and Regional GPO Map Depository Library, with holdings of 300,000 maps dating from the 16th century to the present, 330,000 aerial photographs, and 8,000 atlases, the Borchert Map Library also houses the Automated Cartographic Information Center, an award-winning GIS facility, and is closely aligned with the University of Minnesota's top-ranked geography department.
Position Responsibilities: Perform original and copy cataloging, and metadata creation for World Wide Web Resources; participate in all other activities of the Map Library, including reference service, using traditional resources and the digital resources of the Automated Cartographic Information Center; instruction, both in the library and the classroom; circulation; materials processing; and, conservation. Administer the Borchert Map Library in the absence of the Head Map Librarian. Represent the library favorably, both to persons from academic units outside the library and to individuals not affiliated with the University. Actively contribute to the University and the University Libraries. Participate actively in the profession through relevant research, publication and/or professional association activity.
Qualifications. Required: MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution (or its foreign equivalent); good oral and written communication skills; knowledge of trends and issues in map librarianship; familiarity with bibliographic control and metadata concepts; ability to work effectively in a team environment and with a diverse clientele; strong interpersonal skills. Preferred: Academic background in geography or a related field; familiarity with digital spatial information and GIS; knowledge of metadata creation and application; knowledge of AACR2 Rev. and MARC21; experience with html and web page creation; and experience with electronic reference sources in geography.
Type of Appointment/Salary: This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous appointment track, academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant Librarian rank. Minimum salary: $33,000. Excellent benefits and moving allowance.
Recruiting Schedule: Position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Full position description is available at, http://www.umn.edu/ohr/employ.html listed with Academic Professional positions by Job Number, UL114.
To Apply: Send letter of application, resume, and names and addresses of three references to
- Linda DeBeau-Melting
- Libraries Human Resource Office
- University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, 499 Wilson Library
- 309 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please cite UL114 on application. The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
1.13 Reference/Data Services Librarian University of North Carolina
From: Dawn Hubbsdhubbs@email.uncc.edu to various lists, May 2000.
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 opening of an Information Commons featuring networked information systems in a new library building.
The Library has installed a new Integrated Library System (Innovative Interfaces' Millennium systems). UNCC is experiencing controlled growth (current enrollment 17,000), a modestly increasing materials budget, and new Undergraduate, Doctoral and Graduate program development. There is a strong tradition of service to the undergraduate population and a philosophy of anywhere anytime access to materials.
Responsibilities: 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
- 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. Serves on library and university committees. Reports 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.
Status: Full-time, 12-month tenure-track contract with faculty rank. Salary: Competitive and dependent upon qualifications. Start date: ASAP
To Apply: Send a letter of interest indicating your qualifications, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least 3 professional references to
- Carole Runnion,
- Library and Information Services,
- UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd.,
- Charlotte, NC 28223-0001.
Review of applications will begin 5/15/00 and will continue until position is filled. For additional information see http://www.uncc.edu/ AA/EEO. Members of minority groups and persons w/disabilities are encouraged to apply.
1.14 Senior Map Assistant University of Alberta (William C. Wonders Map Collection)
From: David L. Jones firstname.lastname@example.org to various lists, May 2000.
The University of Alberta Libraries' William C. Wonders Map Collection is looking for a senior map assistant. The position will include both technical and public services duties including reference assistance for the map collection and the Science & Technology Library.
Closing date is May 24th.
For full details please check University of Alberta Libraries' Employment Opportunities website: http://www.library.ualberta.ca/library_html/employment/index.html
1.15 GIS Programmer - University of Virginia Library (Geospatial and Statistical Data Center)
From: Mike Furlough email@example.com to various lists, May 2000.
Grade 12: Programmer/Analyst -- Salary Range: $33811 - $52787
Position Overview: Supports the Geospatial and Statistical Data Center's primary mission of developing and expanding a GIS user community by assisting faculty, students and others in the selection and use of appropriate GIS technologies; assists faculty and students in designing long-term research projects that incorporate GIS services; provides public service (including one night per week) in a dynamic statistical and GIS lab. Reports to the Associate Director.
- Assists University students, faculty and staff, individuals from other institutions, state and local agencies, and the general public with projects requiring access to GIS software, data gathering and data manipulation and conversion.
- Assists Associate Director in developing web based mapping tools.
- Processes geospatial data collections for use by library patrons and documents these collections in a manner compliant with the FGDC and other metadata and documentation standards.
- Supervises and works with student programmers. Assigns students to individual research projects as needed. Monitors progress of research projects.
- Assists in the design and teaching of library-based GIS instruction program.
- Maintains and cultivates knowledge of GIS trends and developments and attends professional meetings and conferences as needed.
- Ability to work independently and with a diverse clientele with a wide range of skill levels.
- Demonstrable ability to use major GIS software packages, including ArcInfo and ArcView to create, manage and analyze data. Programming experience with AML, Avenue, and/or Visual Basic.
- BA/BS in social sciences, engineering, computer science, urban planning, geography, environmental sciences or related field.
- Experience with using GIS in an educational setting.
- Experience with designing and programming relational databases.
- Ability to explain complicated concepts to novice users in a simplified manner.
- Ability to comfortably move between NT and Unix programming environments.
How to Apply:
To be considered for this position, a State application must be submitted to the Employment Services section of the University's Department of Human Resources, 914 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903. Information on the application process is available at http://www.hrs.virginia.edu/seeking.html. The job vacancy number is JVA 06718. This position is open until filled, but our review of applicants will begin after May 12.
An online version is available at http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/staff_serv/vacancy.html.
The University and the Libraries have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
1.16 New Map & G.I.S. Librarian for Stanford University
From: Phil Hoehn firstname.lastname@example.org to various lists, May 2000.
Stanford University's Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections is pleased to welcome Julie Sweetkind as its new Map & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Librarian. Julie replaces Jean Kan, who retired in December. Julie served as a summer intern at Branner in 1998 where she worked on map and GIS projects. She has a BA in History and English and an MBA from the University of Colorado, and an MLIS from San Jose State University. Most recently Julie was map librarian for two California private map collections: the David Rumsey Collection in San Francisco, and the Glen McLaughlin Collection in Saratoga. Both are large, significant collections of historic maps. Sweetkind served as assistant editor for a recent California Map Society book California 49: Forth-nine Maps of California from the Sixteenth Century to the Present. She has also worked in the library of Elan Pharmaceuticals in South San Francisco, and for Information Express, the Buckinghamshire County Council Literacy Program in England, for Bendall Accounting in Campbell and the VITA Shakespeare Festival in Saratoga. She has given presentations on her cartographic projects at meetings of the Western Association of Map Libraries, the California Map Society and the Book Club of California.
Julie can be reached at: email@example.com or 650.725.1103 (phone), 650.725.2534 (fax).
2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell
International Travel Maps. Banff National Park. Scale 1:300,000. Vancouver, BC : International Travel Maps, 2000. OCLC #43843194
International Travel Maps. Jasper National Park. Scale 1:250,000. Vancouver, BC : International Travel Maps, 2000. OCLC #43888842ARIZONA
Phoenix Mapping Service. Arizona 5-digit zip code map. 9 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Phoenix, Ariz. : Phoenix Mapping Service, 1999. OCLC #43871885
Linda Zellmer at ASU reports the following new maps, available via http://www.mapz.com
- Time Traveler Maps. Colorado Plateau Map and Guide. Pub. 1999, $8.00
- Time Traveler Maps. Diné Bikéyah, Navajo Lands. Pub. 1997. $22.50
- Time Traveler Maps. Image of the Four Corners. Pub. 2000? $13.50
- Time Traveler Maps. Santa Catalina Mountains Map. Pub. 1999. $7.25
- Time Traveler Maps. Tony Hillerman's Indian Country Map & Guide. Pub. 1999, $13.50
(Also, Linda reports a new book from the Arizona Center for the Book in Phoenix titled Arizona: A Literary Landscape, pub. 1999.
California Grassland Water District. Come explore the Grassland wetlands. Scale not given. Los Banos, Calif. : The District, 1999. OCLC #43882003
California Irrigation Management Information System. Reference evapotranspiration. Scale 1:1,805,000. Sacramento : California Dept. of Water Resources, 1999. OCLC #43882053
Geo-Institut. California, Nevada. Plastic raised-relief map, scale 1:750,000. Porta Westfalica, Germany : H. Muermann GmbH & Co., 2000. OCLC #43932021
Lone Mountain Designs. Coop's roadmap guide to the microbreweries and brewpubs, Northern California & Nevada breweries. Scale ca. 1:1,210,000. Menlo Park, CA : Lone Mountain Designs, 1999 ed. OCLC #43785088
Fish-n-Map Co. Carter Reservoir. Scale ca. 1:10,500. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co., 1999. OCLC #43786219
Fish-n-Map Co. Cherry Creek, Aurora & Quincy Reservoirs. 3 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co., 1999. OCLC #43786230
Fish-n-Map Co. Elevenmile, Adobe Creek & Sanchez Res. 3 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co., 1999. OCLC #43786224
Fish-n-Map Co. L. Granby, Grand Lake, Shadow Mtn. 2 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co., 1999. OCLC #43786204
Fish-n-Map Co. McPhee Res., Twin Lakes, Vallecito Res. 3 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co., 1999. OCLC #43786213
Fish-n-Map Co. Pueblo Res., John Martin, Neegronda, Neenoshe & Queens. 5 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co., 1999. OCLC #43786237
Fish-n-Map Co. Stagecoach Res., Steamboat Lake, Pearl Lake. 3 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co., 1999. OCLC #43786250
Fish-n-Map Co. Wolford Mtn. Res., Williams Fork Res., No. Sterling Res. 3 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Arvada, Colo. : Fish-n-Map Co., 1999. OCLC #43786243
Mayerle Enterprises, Inc. The Summit County road map : Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Silverthorne, and includes the Summit County Bike Path System. 7 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Silverthorne, Colo. : Mayerle Enterprises, Inc., 1999. OCLC #43855992
GTR Mapping. Topographic recreational map of Idaho : detailed travel map! Scale 1:792,300. Canon City, CO : GTR Mapping, 1999. OCLC #43785061
Skipp, Betty, and Lageson, David R. Geologic map of the Sedan quadrangle, Gallatin and Park Counties, Montana. Scale 1:48,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2634, pub. 1999. Also online. OCLC #43835785
Linda Newman at UNR reports the following new maps now available:
Carr, Michael D., et. al. Geologic map of the Blue Diamond SE Quadrangle, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map no. 123, pub. 2000.
McDonnell-Canan, Cheryl. Geologic map of the Blue Diamond NE Quadrangle, Nevada. McDonnell-Canan, Gary Axen, Michael D. Carr, and David L. Weide (2000) 1:24,000. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map no. 124, pub. 2000.
Howard, Keith A. Geologic map of the Lamoille Quadrangle, Elko County, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map no. 125, pub. 2000.
Available via the Web at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/sales.htm or contact:
- 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
DeLorme Mapping Company. 3-D TopoQuads, Oregon. 11 computer optical discs in two cases. Yarmouth, Me : DeLorme, 1999. OCLC #43870126
Harvey, Andrew F. Water-induced landslide hazards, eastern portion of the Eola Hills, Polk County, Oregon. Scale 1:24,000. Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries, Interpretive map series no. 5, pub. 2000. OCLC #43871354
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries. Earthquake scenario ground shaking maps for the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. 11 maps, scale 1:62,500 + computer diskette. Oregon DOGAMI Interpretive map series no. 16, pub. 2000. OCLC #43925231
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries. Earthquake scenario ground shaking maps for the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area : Portland Hills Fault M 6.8 earthquake peak horizontal acceleration (g) at the ground surface. Scale 1:62,500. Oregon DOGAMI Interpretive map series no. 15, pub. 2000. OCLC # 43920028
DeLorme Publishing Company. Utah atlas & gazetteer : new enhanced topography, topo maps of the entire state, public lands, back roads. 3rd ed. 1 atlas (64 p.), scale 1:250,000. Yarmouth, Me. : DeLorme, 2000. OCLC #43856124
Snohomish River Basin characterization GIS data. Version 1. 1 computer optical disc, original scale not given. Seattle, Wash. : Washington State Department of Ecology, Publication no. 99-119, pub. 1999. OCLC #43933113
Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Priority habitats and species digital data. 1 computer optical disc, original scales differ. Olympia, Wash. : The Dept., 2000. OCLC #43800156
Miller, Kirk A., and Mason, John P. Water-surface profile and flood boundaries for the computed 100-year flood, lower Salt River, Lincoln County, Wyoming. Scale 1:12,000. USGS Open-file report no. 00-201, pub. 2000. OCLC #43851044
Wyoming Division of State Parks & Historic Sites. Continental divide, Wyoming, snowmobile trails map, 1999-2000. 4 maps, scale ca. 1:167,962. Cheyenne : Wyoming State Parks & Historic Sites, 1999. OCLC #43737779
Wyoming Division of State Parks & Historic Sites. Southwest Wyoming snowmobile trails map, 1999-2000. Scale 1:126,720. Cheyenne : Wyoming State Parks & Historic Sites, 1999. OCLC #43737991
Lone Mountain Designs. Coop's roadmap guide to the microbreweries and brewpubs, Pacific Northwest breweries, including Alaska. Scale ca. 1:1,340,000. Menlo Park, CA : Lone Mountain Designs, 1999. OCLC #43785070
Berndtson & Berndtson. USA 2, American Southwest 1:3 000 000 road map. 2nd ed. 1 map in 2 segments, scale 1:3,000,000. Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany : Berndtson & Berndtson, 1999. OCLC #43621552
Franzwa, Gregory M. Maps of the California Trail. 1 atlas, [277 p.], scale ca. 1:100,000. St. Louis, MO : Patrice Press, 1999. ISBN 1880397331. OCLC #43798607
Lone Mountain Designs. Coop's roadmap guide to the microbreweries and brewpubs, Southwestern United States breweries. Scale ca. 1:2,300,000. Menlo Park, CA : Lone Mountain Designs, 1999 ed. OCLC #43785080
2.3 Articles of Interest
2.3.1 Journal of business & finance librarianship, 1999 v. 5, no. 1, pg. 3
- Brody, Roberta. Geographic Information Systems: Business Applications.
It is estimated that more than three quarters of all business data already contains a geographic component, such as address or location. Current technology allows us most satisfactory ways of depicting, viewing and analyzing the spatial components of such information, both expressed and implied, through a geographic information system (GIS), a medium capable of displaying and manipulating geographical information. Describe such systems, list some of their current uses in the business arena and suggest strategies for obtaining geographic data to populate these systems
2.3.2 Eom, 2000 v. 9, no. 4, pg. 10
- Corbley, Kevin P. Maryland Makes GIS Data Available on the Web.
2.3.3 Himalayan research bulletin 1999 v. 19, no. pg. 1
- Foret, Philippe. Preliminary Catalogue of the Sven Hedin Map Library.
2.3.4 Computer graphics world. May 01 2000 v. 23, no. 5, pg. 43
- Hodges, Mark. Seeing Data In-depth.
Incorporating 3D high-resolution imagery into GIS maps is adding depth to desktop users' data.
2.3.5 The booklist. MAY 01 2000 v . 96, no. 17. pg. 1690
- Bulson, Christine. Three for the Road: Comparing U.S. Road Atlases for 2000.
2.4 Internet Resources
2.4.1 1998 TIGER/Line Files - Online
From: Robert LaMacchia firstname.lastname@example.org to various lists, May 2000.
We have made available the 1998 TIGER/Line files online for your downloading convenience. Please note the size of these files before downloading. Many of these files are over 1 MB in size, and we do not advise downloading them over a slow modem connection. They will continue to be available for purchase on CD-ROM. The 1998 TIGER/Line files are available at: http://www.census.gov/geo/tigerline/tl_1998.html. Once we have created the 1999 TIGER/Line files, they also will be available for downloading from the web at no charge. They also will be available on CD-ROM; we hope that we can reduce the price to $50 per disk (7 disks are required for national coverage). If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know.
Note: There is a TIGER Reader Extension for ArcView available at: http://www.mapclick.com/products/tiger.html which converts TIGER/Line files into shapefiles and adds them as themes to a view.
2.4.2 CADD/GIS Bulletin - Online
The latest CADD/GIS Bulletin published by the CADD/GIS Technology Center for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment is now available online at: http://tsc.wes.army.mil/downloadtracking/DownloadData.asp?PID=116. The site requires you to register your name and institutional information.
2.4.3 Online Map Catalogs in Europe
From: David Y. Allen email@example.com to various lists, May 2000.
Online Map Catalogs in Europe is now available online. It has been revised and slightly expanded, and now bears the title Online Map Catalogs in North America and Europe. For more information see :http://www.sunysb.edu/libmap/libcats.htm
2.4.4 About.com GIS
About.com GIS is a new collection of articles and links related to GIS. For more information see http://gis.about.com/
2.4.5 Iconography of Ptolemy's Portrait
From: Professeur Robert Derome to various lists, May 2000.
I want to thank several and generous collaborations which made this newborn website (only a few weeks old) grew to very interesting size and content.
Ptolemy Ptolemee Ptolemaeus 2nd Century A.D. Iconography of Ptolemy's Portrait http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r14310/Ptolemy/
You are welcome to contribute to this collaborative website to feed it with your knowledge.
2.4.6 Remote Sensing Tutorials
The following sites were generated as a result of a question relating to Remote Sensing Tutorials on the Internet.
- Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing : http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/gcraft/notes/remote/remote_ftoc.html
- Castle : http://castle.nlr.nl/
- Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Tutorial http://www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca/ccrs/eduref/tutorial/tutore.html
- NASA's Earth Science program : http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/
- Open Source Remote Sensing Site : http://www.remotesensing.org/
- The Canadian Remote Sensing Society : http://www.casi.ca/listof.htm
- The Remote Sensing Core Curriculum : http://www.research.umbc.edu/~tbenja1/
- The WWW Virtual Library: Remote Sensing : http://www.vtt.fi/aut/rs/virtual/
2.4.7 GEO-Data Explorer (GEODE)
Use GEO-Data Explorer (GEODE) to access, view, and download information from geo-spatial databases containing a broad spectrum of data produced by the USGS and other government agencies. For more information see : http://dss1.er.usgs.gov/
3.1 Upcoming National Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
- The Chicago Map Society (Wednesday, 12 April 2000) Maps that Lead to Chicago, 1507-1835. In most histories, the story of Chicago is pretty thin before 1835. We know about DuSable and Fort Deraborn, but that's about it. A new book is about to change all that. In Early Chicago, by Ulrich Danckers and Jane Meredith, with contributions from John Swenson and Helen Tanner, the year 1835 is the end of the story. In over 400 pages, the authors provide a veritable encyclopedia of life in these parts before Chicago was even chartered as a town. One of its valuable contributions is a list of maps showing Chicago, and this research will form the basis of Dr Danckers' talk. He will detail the progression of geographic knowledge from the Gulf of St Lawrence to the Chicago portage region, and will end with a sequence of new maps from the book to show the growing settlement along the banks of the Chicaco River prior to 1835. Signed copies of 'Early Chicago' will be available for purchase at a discount.
- The Chicago Map Society (Thursday, 18 May 2000) Maps of the White City, 1893. The World's Columbian Exposition, for which Chicago built a White City on the lakeshore, was one of the most notable of World's Fairs. For Chicago, it was an epochal event in the cultural and social life of the city, with a profound impact on art and architecture, urban planning, literature, philanthropy, and . . . the making of maps. Diane Dillon, Assistant Professor of Art History at Northwestern University and a Newberry Library fellow, will illustrate and discuss the wide variety of maps and views which were produced to promote and construct the grounds, to guide visitors, and to advertise products and places at the fair.
- The Mercator Society , the donor group for the Map Division, N.Y.P.L., is hosting a program on Wednesday, June 7, 2000, from 5:30-7:30. The program will be held in the Trustees Room, second floor of the Humanities & Social Sciences Library, The Research Libraries, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, Manhattan. In this program at NYPL, you will hear about the collector and the scholar's approaches to these materials as they relate to the history of Boston. A table display of Boston maps from the collections of The New York Public Library Map Division will be available to complement the program and for your viewing pleasure. The book, Mapping Boston, will be available for purchase, and signing, at the program. Please r.s.v.p. at the number below!
- Mapping Boston : Speakers Norman B. Leventhal, Mercator Society member and Bostonian and Professor Alex Krieger, Chair, Dept. of Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.
- 5:30 reception
- 6:00 program
- Trustees Room, 2nd Floor
- The New York Public Library R.S.V.P. (212) 930-0654
- IASSIST 2000, June 7-10, 2000, Northwestern University. The Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) will be held on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois on June 7-10, 2000. This year's conference Data in the Digital Library: Charting the Future of Social, Spatial and Government Data emphasizes the strengthening relationships between archives and libraries in managing, preserving and providing access to "digital collections". IASSIST conferences bring together data professionals, data producers, and data analysts from around the world who are engaged in the creation, acquisition, processing, maintenance, distribution, preservation, and use of numeric social science data for research and instruction.
- Registration Deadline -- May 16, 2000
- Hotel deadlines at conference rates -- May 5 through May 16
- More information is available at: http://www.src.uchicago.edu/DATALIB/ia2000/
- GIS Seminar : Public Sector Market Research Utilizing ArcView GIS at the ESRI User Conference in San Diego, CA. This one-day public sector market research course is divided into three modules:
- presenting the concepts of marketing and market research, and where the market research step fits into a marketing model
- introducing participants to new technologies that can facilitate market research data collection and analysis such as ArcView GIS and personal digital data collectors
- using ArcView GIS to solve a case study market research problem
Each participant will receive a workbook, glossary of terms, and resource list, and conduct GIS exercises applicable to market research.
- Sunday, June 25 - All-day Seminar
- Beginning/Intermediate Cost: $ 295 ($95 for librarians)
- Presenter(s): Christie M. Koontz and Dean K. Jue, Florida State University
Library and Information Technology Association GIS Interest Group Chicago Annual American Library Association Conference, 2000. For those of you attending the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago, the LITA GIS Interest Group has a good program planned for Monday morning, July 10: GIS On Location July 10, 2000 Monday Morning, 9:00am
View best GIS practices in an academic, public agency or corporate setting. This program has three concurrent on-site tours: University of Chicago, Northeast Illinois Planning Commission or Rand-McNally Corporation. See the individual field trip details at: http://www.albany.edu/~ls973/LITAGIS.html. GIS Interest Group members will coordinate public transportation to your chosen site, where the institution's staff member will discuss their GIS environment. Each of the three groups is limited, so please reserve a space with the GIS Interest Group program coordinator for the site you wish to visit. Their email contact information is within the description of each location (below).
- University of Chicago Map Collection http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/maps/
GIS Interest Group program coordinator: Patrick McGlamery, firstname.lastname@example.org. Christopher Winters, map librarian at the University of Chicago Map Collection will discuss public service access to spatial data in a large research university. The University of Chicago Map Collection is one of the largest university map libraries in North America. Its 395,000 maps, 10,000 air photos, and 2000 books are a rich source of information for scholars and other users.
- Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission http://www.nipc.cog.il.us/
GIS Interest Group program coordinator: Lisa Russell, email@example.com. Nina Savar, GIS Manager at the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC), will discuss the Chicago Region GIS Clearinghouse and Catalog. The Chicago Region Clearinghouse facilitates centralized, orderly cataloguing of data in the larger Chicago metropolitan region and is one of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Clearinghouse Nodes. The Chicago Region GIS and Data Catalog provides web-access to the metadata in this collection.
- Rand McNally Corporation http://www.randmcnally.com/
GIS Interest Group program coordinator: Dean Jue, DJue@admin.fsu.edu. From its beginnings as a small Chicago printing shop in 1856, Rand McNally & Company launched a 144-year journey that has led the company to its place as the world's premier provider of geographic and travel information. In our behind-the-scenes field trip, we will learn the best practices of how this corporation organizes and manages its geographic data internally so that it can respond quickly to changing consumer geographic needs. All types of practicing librarians that manage geographic data will benefit from learning about how Rand McNally does it.
The final schedule of MAGERT meetings (with room assignments) for the upcoming ALA Conference has been posted on the MAGERT Web site at http://www.sunysb.edu/libmap/magprogs.htm. The ALA Annual Conference will be held in Chicago from July 6-July 12. Call for papers, NY State GIS Conference. For the first time, the NY State GIS Conference ,the 16th, to be held in Syracuse, NY on September 20-21 issuing a call for presentations, posters, and exhibits of GIS use s in libraries and other educational institutions. Topics can range from but are not limited to technical and data issues, to applications, to management and implementation issues. Abstracts must be received by June 15, 2000 (despite what it says on the web page!).
Abstracts can be mailed to
- ESF Continuing Education
- SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
- 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210-2784(315) 470-6891 or submitted by fax to (315) 470-6890
- For further information see the conference web site http://www.esf.edu/outreach/conted/conferences/nysgis2000.htm
3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
- UPDATE: 4th International Conference on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling (Banff, Canada, September 2-8, 2000). We have made considerable progress with the GIS/EM4 conference program, web site and data bases, NSF-funded student competition, conference proceedings, and special publications. Please have a look and note the following updates:
- Kiosk revised at GIS/EM4 web site. The Kiosk has been completely revised. Expect other web site updates in the next two weeks. http://www.colorado.edu/research/cires/banff
- Reservations and registration. Please register now to obtain on-site accommodations at The Banff Centre for Conferences https://secure.banffcentre.ab.ca/cfc/cires/cires_form.htm
- Second round of student fellowship candidates. Latecomers have been added to the NSF Fellowship Competition for graduate students. This adds a short delay in announcing winners but abstracts by first round candidates have already been juried. We anticipate notification before June.
- Conference program. A conference topics list will be posted in several days, preliminary to the GIS/EM4 program/schedule. A detailed program will quickly follow.
- Book and special journal issues. A special topics book of invited papers is underway and may be ready for the conference. Special issues are also in preparation for the Journal of Environmental Management and Transactions of GIS. They too may be ready by the conference. The GIS/EM4 conference proceedings (to be an on-line and CD web book) is being handled in parallel with (and separately from) these other publishing activities.
- International Workshop on Temporal, Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Data Mining - TSDM2000 is to be held in conjunction with the 4th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases - PKDD2000 in Lyon, France, September 12-16, 2000. This workshop will focus on research and practice of knowledge discovery from datasets containing explicit or implicit temporal, spatial or spatio-temporal information. The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts in the analysis and mining of temporal and spatial data and in knowledge discovery in temporal, spatial or spatio-temporal database systems as well as knowledge engineers and domain experts from allied disciplines. The major topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
- Accommodating domain knowledge in the mining process
- Complexity, efficiency and scalability of temporal and spatial data mining algorithms
- Content-based search, retrieval, and discovery methods
- Data mining from GIS
- KDD processes and frameworks specifically catering for temporal and spatial data mining
- Mining from geographic and geo-referenced data
- Representation of discovered knowledge
- Sequence mining
- Spatial clustering methods
- Spatial data mining
- Spatio-temporal data mining
- Temporal and spatial classification
- Temporal association rule mining
- Uncertainty management in temporal and spatial data mining
More information can be seen at : http://www.spatial.maine.edu/TSDM2000/TSDM2000.html
- GIS 2001 (February 19-22 Vancouver, British Columbia) - Call for Papers. GIS 2001, the 15th Annual GIS Conference, will return to beautiful Vancouver for a milestone event. The fast pace of technological advances that profoundly affect our industry warrant a yearly face to face meeting and GIS 2001 provides the ideal space and time for the exchange of knowledge, data, news and opinions on the past, current and future state of spatial technology. The conference theme, Branching Out: Spatial Technology Goes Mainstream, reflects the exciting results of a great number of recent technological advances. These advances include strong progress on GIS interoperability, spatial data storage in commercial relational databases, Global Positioning System integration, new high-resolution satellite imagery and the use of the Internet for data dissemination and web-based mapping. GIS 2001 will explore and explain the implications of each of these advancements as GIS enters the world of mainstream information technology. Please join us as a contributor for what promises to be the best GIS Conference ever! GIS 2001 will consist of the following mini-conference themes:
- BUSINESS GEOGRAPHICS : The business applications of GIS serves critical roles in decision making for marketing, business planning, site selection and allocation, and transportation and distribution. Submissions to this mini-conference should present solutions for business with emphasis on spatial analysis and embedding spatial data management into mainstream applications.
- ENVIRONMENTAL : GIS tools are ideally suited to help solve complex environmental issues where huge quantities of data must be collected, analyzed and presented in order to manage society's impact on the environment. Submissions should include the use of GIS to track changes over time, the importance of analyzing potential impacts in land use planning, the characterization of sites, land remediation, ecosystem management, and watershed modeling.
- FIRST NATIONS : This mini-conference offers an opportunity for indigenous people to share developments, knowledge and information about GIS applications.
- FORESTRY : The management of forest resources is increasingly complex as conservation and environmental concerns play an expanding role in decision making. GIS enables the development of complex spatio-temporal data sets that allow for analysis of potential scenarios thereby minimizing man's experimentation on the physical environment. Submissions should cover the use of GIS in landscape study, resource planning and visualization to ensure a healthy and productive forest.
- GEOSPATIAL DATA : Timely access to accurate geospatial data is crucial to the success of any GIS project. Submissions should address data integration, dissemination, development, and promotion of standards and best practices.
- GIS EDUCATION : This session will offer a forum for educators, students, and employers to measure curriculum against occupational demand.
- IMAGERY : The capture of land data from the air via photographic images and sensors is a powerful tool for collecting data at regular time intervals and with sufficient temporal and spatial resolution. Submissions should offer practical applications of digital imagery as a data source.
- INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT : The application of GIS for infrastructure management includes construction, communications, transportation and utilities. In these industries it is crucial to accurately locate, monitor, maintain, and coordinate vast geographically dispersed holdings and relate them to the customer base or competitors holdings. Submissions should cover integrating operations and data and the use of GIS by a mobile workforce.
- INTERNET GIS : This mini-conference will focus on the use of the Internet to develop Web-enabled GIS. Submissions should include geospatial data delivery, dynamic and interactive maps, distributed computing, XML, and Internet solutions for wireless PDA's.
- MUNICIPAL IT/GIS : Municipal managers and front-line workers are being challenged on many fronts to provide enhanced access to quality information and more effective service delivery to their clients - internal and external. Submissions should offer practical solutions to operational areas including IT/GIS systems integration, effective spatial data management and access, leading edge data collection and maintenance processes, and Internet based data distribution and service delivery.
More information can be seen at : http://www.gis2001.com/program.htm
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