WAML NEWS & NOTES
June 2000

Larry W. Laliberte, Editor
University of Oregon - Eugene

Electronic Version - June 2000.

1. News
      1.1 British Telecommunications owns key patent for world wide web
      1.2 U.S. Geological Survey Updates
      1.3 Census Bureau provides overview of Census 2000
      1.4 Census 2000 technology development update
      1.5 Airborne Mapping sheds light on Hawaiian Coasts and Harbors
      1.6 NASA model school could put geospatial technology on the map
      1.7 FGDC releases Geological Map Standard
      1.8 FGDC releases Hydrographic Data Content Standard for Coastal and Inland Waterways
      1.9 ISO Metadata Standard register review
      1.10 Map-on-Demand Kiosks are coming for USGS Maps
      1.11 Backfile of records for maps cataloged at Stanford loaded into RLIN
      1.12 UCLA has been given one volume of a Blaeu Atlas
      1.13 A new version of the VB/MO Tutorial released
      1.14 New online edition of the National Atlas of Canada
      1.15 The Geography and Map Division, bestows honors award on HelenJane Armstrong
      1.16 Tony Campbell IMCos award winner for the year 2000
      1.17 New Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey appointed
2. New Maps, Books, etc.
      2.1 New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell
      2.2 Other new materials
        2.2.1 Maps and Related Cartographic Materials: Cataloging, Classification, and Bibliographic Control
        2.2.2 New USGS Map shows fate of rainfall that reaches the Aquifer in Western Cape Cod
        2.2.3 Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica
        2.2.4 The Jefferson Stone - Demarcation of the First Meridian of the United States
        2.2.5 Atlas de Fondos del Mar de Chile
        2.2.6 Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives
        2.2.7 The Map Collector Library Series CD ROMS 2000.
        2.2.8 Release of Spring 2000 issue of Crime Mapping News
      2.3 Articles of Interest
        2.2.1 Library Research from Home - Online Map Catalogues in North America and Europe
        2.2.2 Building an Atlas of Cyberspace
        2.2.3 Spatial Data Insights - Feature Definitions Replace Maps as the Principle Model of Geography
        2.2.4 USGS: Topographic Maps Online
      2.4 Internet Resources
        2.4.1 Colorado Wildfire Mapping
        2.4.2 Minnesota's NEW GeoGateway
        2.4.3 Forty map images of Pennsylvania (17th to 20th century)
        2.4.4 Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton makes GIS datasets available
        2.4.5 Common Projections and Datums in North America
        2.4.6 Directory of U.K. map collections - Online
        2.4.7 GeoWeb now available 24 hours a day
        2.4.8 Free GIS place name point files
        2.4.9 ArcLessons archive
        2.4.10 GIS certification
        2.4.11 ESRI Conference Material
3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities
        3.1 Upcoming National Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
        3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
4. Contributors to This Issue
5. The Western Association of Map Libraries

1. News

1.1 British Telecommunications owns key patent for world wide web

British Telecommunications announced yesterday it has owned a patent to one of the critical components of the Internet for 14 years. BT is believed to hold a U.S. patent over hyperlinks, which enable Web surfers to move from one page to another by clicking on pictures or text. However, BT only recently decided to take advantage of the patent commercially. The patent, which was hidden among 15,000 other international patents that BT owns, was discovered a few years ago during a regular assessment of the company's intellectual property. BT now intends to put the patent to commercial use in a move that analysts believe could bring in hundreds of millions of pounds for the company. However, BT has not yet gone to court to prove that it has the rights to the patents. Over the last few weeks BT has sent letters to U.S.-based ISPs about the patent. The company has also enlisted the assistance of QED, which focuses on getting revenues for companies that own unused patents. Although BT said it does not want to prevent anyone from using the Internet, it would like to gain some royalties based on the revenues other companies generate from using its patented technology.
(Financial Times, 20 June 2000)

1.2 U.S. Geological Survey Updates

Posted by Rea Mueller 703-648-5954 FAX: 703-648-5939 e-mail: rlmueller@usgs.gov

1.2.1 Subject: ASK.USGS.GOV

The USGS has released a new information Web site: http://ask.usgs.gov part of the Ask-USGS information delivery strategy, the site replaces the previous public ESIC Web pages. It provides data on natural sciences under the categories listed below.

The Ask-USGS information delivery strategy now includes four ways for customers to obtain USGS information:

In addition, the internal ESIC Web pages, USGS InfoNet, are still available at : http://sundid.er.usgs.gov/index.html

1.2.2 Subject: Publications Status Report

The following information products are now available:

All of these fact sheets are available in .html and .pdf format. http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/pubslists/fctsht.html

Paper copies can be requested from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693). Please recycle superseded fact sheets.

1.2.3 Subject: State Map Index-ME

The USGS has reached a cartographic milestone this month with the publication of the first electronically composed State Map Index. The first of a planned series of 48, the new Maine index combines a graphic with a complete listing of the USGS topographic maps for the State on a single sheet of paper.

The graphic on the State Map Index now includes an alpha-numeric grid for locating the listed maps. The list of topographic maps gives the alpha-numeric locator, the latitude and longitude, the version date, and a simplified map reference code for each map listed.

The new index supersedes both the older single-sheet index, composed by manual cartographic methods, and the printed 12-page Maine State Map List, a companion text publication. Please recycle copies of the superseded index and map list.

The Maine State Map List will continue to be available in electronic format at http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/maplists.html

The Maine State Map Index can be ordered from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693).

1.2.4 Subject: DDS-60

The USGS has just completed the 2000 World Petroleum Assessment. The assessment estimates the volume of oil and gas, exclusive of the U.S., that may be added to the world's reserves in the next 30 years. The final report was released at the World Petroleum Congress in Calgary, Canada on June 12, 2000. The report is available for sale on CD-ROM from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225. The results of the assessment can also be accessed via the Web at http://energy.usgs.gov

DDS-60, U.S. Geological Survey World Petroleum Assessment 2000-Description and Results by the U.S. Geological Survey World Energy Assessment Team

The maps, resource estimates, supporting data, and texts in this report are presented in Portable Document Format and are usable on many platforms. Archival data are presented in tab-delimited table formats that can be imported into commercial spreadsheet and database software for further analysis.

A limited number of reference copies are available to the ESIC's and can be requested from:

1.2.5 Subject: Water Posters in Spanish

The following water posters have been published in Spanish:

These colorful water posters are for middle school age students. The previously published water poster "Agua: El Recurso Que Se Usa & Se Usa & Se Usa Para Todo!" is still available in black and white only (96-0040). Water posters can be requested free-of-charge from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, Co 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693).

1.2.6 Subject: USGS Maps on Microfilm

The USGS has discontinued the distribution of its out-of-print maps on microfilm.

Out-of-print maps from 1884 through 1992 were preserved on microfilm through an agreement with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Duplicate microfilm rolls were obtained from NARA and sold through the Earth Science Information Centers. These duplicate rolls, both diazo and silver halide emulsion, are no longer available for sale. Please delete DORRAN product codes FH01 and FH03.

While there are a few copies of microfilm rolls still in stock in Reston, the quality of these rolls has deteriorated due to age. Because of the poor quality, these rolls will be recycled. NARA is the official repository of the permanently valuable records made or accumulated by the U. S. Government and as such is responsible for preserving those records and making them available to the public, government officials, and scholars. Customers interested in the availability of maps on roll microfilm should contact the Cartographic and Architectural Branch, National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 (301-713-7040).

Reproductions of individual USGS topographic maps from 1884 through 1992 are still available on black-and-white photographic paper. Maps produced after 1992 have not been microfilmed; photographic copies of out-of-print maps produced after 1992 are not available for sale. USGS recognizes the value of the information contained in out-of-print maps and is exploring new technologies that will allow us to scan old maps and provide them as digital files. We hope to replace black-and-white paper reproductions of out-of-print maps with accurate full color copies in both paper and digital format.

1.2.7 Subject: DDS-57

The following CD-ROM is now available :

DDS-57, Stratigraphic Framework of Lower and Upper Cretaceous Rocks in Central and Eastern Montana, by Steven M. Condon.

This study shows the lithology, thickness, distribution, and correlation of Lower and Upper Cretaceous rocks in central and eastern Montana. A text report describes the units and most formations or members are represented by isopach maps. Structure contour maps of three horizons are also included. Correlations across the study area are shown on a series of cross sections. All text and illustrations on the CD-ROM are in Portable Document Format files. Text references to illustrations are linked to those files and the illustrations can be panned and zoomed.

Reference copies of DDS-57 are available to ESIC's from Reston. Requests for sales copies can be sent to USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693). Please send requests for reference copies to :

1.2.8 Subject: Publications Status Report

The following information products are now available :

These information products can be requested from USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225 (FAX: 303-202-4693). Please recycle superseded fact sheets.

1.2.9 Subject: State Map Lists

The USGS has printed revised editions of the following State map lists: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. They are all dated April 2000. The file number for each map list follows a standard format; for example the file number for Arkansas is TARB. 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 an 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 available at : 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).

1.3 Census Bureau provides overview of Census 2000

From: Barbara Levergood leverg@refstaff.lib.unc.edu to various lists, June 2000.

The Census Bureau has provided an overview of Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal geographic products along with sample maps (in PDF and HPGL formats), TIGER/Line files, and corner point files. For more information see : http://www.census.gov/geo/DR/dr_geopr.html

1.4 Census 2000 technology development update

From: Steve Boal Steve.Boal@ED.STATE.IA.US to various lists, June 2000.

The US Dept of Education (NCES) is developing an interactive web-based Census / GIS system under development for the US Dept of ED to support access to Census data and interactive mapping for Census 2000. Steve Boal has been asked to review to review this system and to serve on a national panel (with three other persons-Harris Poll, Census Bureau, and Oregon State University) in Washington DC.

The following is a brief summary :
Due to the rapidly changing technology and desirability for users to have more control over data analysis... NCES is developing a delivery system with a special tool and capacity for accessing 2000 decennial census data at school district level on the web. Considering the large volume of data and maps of this project, the benefits of this dissemination method include providing census data users to access different type of data in one place, utilizing the powerful, well known ESRI Arcinternet Map Server and ArcSDE technology.

If anyone is interested in the NCES slide presentation outlining development tools, desired functionality, client applications, system diagram, etc, let Steve Boal know.

1.5 Airborne Mapping sheds light on Hawaiian Coasts and Harbors

By Geraint West and Charles E. Wiggins

During 1999, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) Scanning Hydrographic Operational Airborne Lidar Survey (SHOALS) system - operated by survey company John E. Chance and Associates Inc. - stopped in Hawaii on its way back to the U.S. mainland after completing New Zealand's first airborne Lidar nautical charting survey. While its principal task in Hawaii was to conduct comprehensive surveys of the coastlines of Maui and Kauai, SHOALS also undertook a number of port and harbor surveys in the area to assess navigation channel depths, identify shoal areas, and evaluate the condition of any rubble-mound structures. SHOALS is a bathymetric and hydrographic laser airborne mapping system that surveys above-ground features such as structures, beaches, and dunes.

For the complete article : http://www.modernag.com/Common/currentissues/April00/west.htm

1.6 NASA model school could put geospatial technology on the map

From: Dale Steele dasteel@dlapr.lib.az.us, June 2000.

The high-tech school that NASA plans to establish in southwest Georgia could become the model for high-tech schools across the country. The school would prepare students to embrace emerging technologies and fill the work force needs these technologies create, says John Wilson, NASA education program coordinator at the Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. Along with the Southwest Georgia Chamber of Commerce, several state agencies, and a group of educators, NASA will establish a school that will train students in Clay, Randolph, Quitman, and Stewart counties to work for the space agency and in other high-tech venues. In addition to high school diplomas, the school would offer certificates in geospatial technology, which involves performing operations based on geography using computers and satellite imagery. The students would work with global positioning satellites, graphic information systems, and remote sensing. The high-tech school would serve students in grades six through 12, although at first it would be open only to students in grades six through eight. The school could open in two to three years, and local organizers are working to raise $3.6 million to build it. (eSchoolNews.com, 19 June 2000)

1.7 FGDC releases Geological Map Standard for a period of public review

From: Julie Binder Maitra jmaitra@USGS.GOV to various lists, June 2000.

The FGDC has released the Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization for a period of public review ending September 15, 2000. This public review provides software vendors and data users and producers in all segments of the geospatial community with an opportunity to comment on this standard in order to ensure that it meets their needs.

The Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization was developed by the FGDC Geological Data Subcommittee. This draft standard is intended to provide to the Nation's producers and users of geologic-map information a single, modern standard for the digital cartographic representation of geologic features. The draft standard provides descriptions, examples, cartographic specifications, and notes on usage for a wide variety of symbols that may be used on a typical digital geologic map or related product (for example, cross sections). The standard is scale-independent, meaning that the symbols are appropriate for use on geologic maps at any scale. It applies to geologic-map information published by the Federal government in both offset-print and plot-on-demand formats. It also is suitable for use in electronic publications (for example, Portable Document Format (PDF) documents) and for display by computer monitors. Non-Federal agencies and private companies that produce geologic-map information are encouraged to adopt the standard once the FGDC endorses the standard.

Persons interested in reviewing the Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization may download the public review draft, in PDF, from the FGDC Geological Data Subcommittee web page at : http://ncgmp.usgs.gov/fgdc_gds.

Reviewers are strongly urged to use the Review Comment Template at : http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/directives/dir2d.html when preparing and submitting comments. Reviewers may send their comments by E-mail to mapsymbol@geology.usgs.gov.

1.8 FGDC releases Hydrographic Data Content Standard for Coastal and Inland Waterways for public review

From: Julie Binder Maitra jmaitra@USGS.GOV to various lists, June 2000.

The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) has released the Hydrographic Data Content Standard for Coastal and Inland Waterways for a period of public review ending August 31, 2000. This public review provides software vendors and data users and producers in all segments of the geospatial community with an opportunity to comment on this standard in order to ensure that it meets their needs.

The Hydrographic Data Content Standard for Coastal and Inland Waterways was developed by the FGDC Bathymetric Subcommittee. The objective of this standard is to develop a nationally focused hydrographic data content standard for spatial data that supports safety of navigation. This standard will provide a consistent catalog of terms and definitions (semantics) to ensure uniform interpretation of information across a variety of organizations that develop and use hydrographic feature data and applications.

Persons interested in reviewing the Hydrographic Data Content Standard may download the public review draft from the FGDC Standards page at http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/status/sub5_5.html.

All reviewers are strongly urged to use the Review Comment Template at http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/directives/dir2d.html when preparing and submitting comments. Reviewers may send their comments to gdc-hydro@www.fgdc.gov.

1.9 ISO Metadata Standard register review

The FGDC is pleased to announce that the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Technical Committee 211 (TC211) has just released for review the latest version of the ISO Metadata Standard (19115.3).

Numerous organizations plan to use the ISO Metadata Standard once it has been approved by the ISO Standards Committee. The FGDC is committed to harmonize the CSDGM with the ISO Metadata Standard and has numerous activities ongoing to assure that the harmonization is successful. To protect the significant already existing metadata investment, it is important to assure that the proposed ISO Metadata Standard allows the maximum compatibility with existing FGDC compliant metadata records.

To establish a FGDC position on the ISO Metadata Standard, the FGDC is conducting a registered review of the ISO Metadata Standard Committee Draft (Version 3). If you are interested in helping to establish the FGDC position by reviewing and commenting on the ISO Metadata Standard and/or by helping to adjudicate the comments, the FGDC is interested in hearing from you. The registered review will close on August 1, 2000.

To read more about and/or register for the Register Review, go to ISO Metadata Standard Register Review at web page http://www.fgdc.gov/metadata/iso_regrvw_v3r.html

1.10 Map-on-Demand Kiosks are coming for USGS Maps

The U.S. Geological Survey and Wildflower Productions are exploring new technology that will let individuals walk into a USGS office and a print a customized topographic map from a self-service kiosk. By storing maps digitally and combining them with Wildflower map-on-demand software, the kiosks will help USGS customers get the exact map they need by insuring that maps are never out of stock and allowing customers to define their own map boundaries.

As part of a cooperative research and development agreement, the USGS and Wildflower will begin by developing systems that offer USGS topographic maps for geographic areas that are in high demand. The USGS's initial contribution will include paper maps for scanning, digital elevation data, and geographic names data. Wildflower will be responsible for the majority of the data production: scanning, georeferencing, storing and integrating the data with its map-on-demand software and kiosk hardware.

Wildflower will place three or more prototype kiosks for public use in the USGS Earth Science Information Centers. These will be in Denver, CO, Menlo Park, CA, and Reston, VA. Using the database in the kiosks, customers will be able to center their map on their area of interest regardless of quadrangle boundaries. Maps will also incorporate shaded relief to make it easier for customers to interpret the contour lines on the maps. The responses of customers will be a key factor in determining the additional map information that will be incorporated into the map-on-demand kiosks.

For the foreseeable future, lithographic printed maps will continue to be produced and be made available for those customers who prefer the traditional USGS quadrangle maps. Ordering information can be found at: http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/findmaps.html

A San Francisco based digital map company, Wildflower Productions develops TOPO! and TrailSmart Interactive Maps on CD-ROM, kiosks, and via the web. To learn more about Wildflower Productions visit http://www.topo.com

1.11 Backfile of records for maps cataloged at Stanford during the last three years has been loaded into RLIN

From: Phil Hoehn phoehn@sulmail.stanford.edu, June 2000.

The backfile of records for maps cataloged at Stanford during the last three has recently been loaded into RLIN. The several hundred titles include many geologic maps prepared by the Stanford Geological Survey, and represent records created since Stanford began using Sirsi's Unicorn system. Ongoing loads of current records into RLIN now occur regularly. It is planned that the backfile and current records will make their way into OCLC in the near future.

1.12 UCLA has been given one volume of a Blaeu Atlas

From: Phil Hoehn phoehn@sulmail.stanford.edu, June 2000.

UCLA has been given one volume of a Blaeu Atlas. It appears to be volume 1 of Theatrvm orbis terrarvm, sive Atlas novvs; in quo tabvlae et descriptiones omnium regionum, editae a Guiljel: et Ionanne Blaeu published between 1648-54. The volume has a separate title page, although it may not belong to this volume, that indicates date of publication is 1645. This volume contains maps on Europa, Germania, and Germania Inferior. Of the 119 maps published in this volume we have 100. If events go as planned UCLA anticipates scanning all the map sheets from this volume and making them available on the web.

1.13 A new version of the VB/MO Tutorial released

Bruce Ralston has just released a new version of Developing GIS Solutions with MapObjects2 and Visual Basic: The VB/MO Tutorial. The tutorial is designed for users who want to learn Visual Basic and MapObjects. That is, extensive programming experience is not required. The 18 chapters in the electronic text take users step-by-step through the basics of building VB programs to thematic mapping, web-based GIS, overlays, buffering, intersections, and on-the-fly map projections. Each chapter that uses MO is accompanied by complete source code for the problems discussed in the text. Also included are sample web pages, PERL scripts, and a bitmap to jpg conversion program for readers interested in alternative methods of serving maps on the web. The text is available on CD or as a downloaded self-extracting zip file. For more info go to http://www.gistools.com.

1.14 New online edition of the National Atlas of Canada

Come and visit the new on-line edition of the National Atlas of Canada at : http://atlas.gc.ca. The site offers an interactive mapping tool as well as a full range of information, resources and links related to Canadian geography. Furthermore, individuals can keep up to date on new developments in the Atlas by registering and subscribing to the mailing list. The username and password provided will also be valid across other National Atlas Information Network applications, such as GeoGratis and CEONet. This centralized registration and authentication system reduces the need for our users to remember numerous passwords and enables us to provide you with access to more advanced functions.

For further information, visit the National Atlas of Canada web site at : http://atlas.gc.ca or E-mail us at: atlasinfo@atlas.gc.ca

1.15 The Geography and Map Division of the SLA, bestowed its honors award on HelenJane Armstrong

It is a pleasure to announce that at its June 2000 conference, the Geography and Map Division of the Special Libraries Association, bestowed its honors award on HelenJane Armstrong, Ph.D., Head of the Map & Imagery Library of the University of Florida. Following is the text of the proclamation accompanying the award:

The Division Honors Award is presented to a person who has made outstanding contributions to the fields of geography, cartography and map librarianship. Our honoree has accomplished much in all three areas. The award may be made for specific activities or continued outstanding service. Our honoree has many specific activities to choose from, adding up to continued service to the field of map librarianship, from the era of lone map collections distanced in miles from colleagues, to networked, electronic collections on-line and accessible across numerous boundaries. Our honoree has moved from the era of paper maps and aerial photography to the era of vapor maps and satellite photography and digital imagery -- not to mention GIS, metadata and consortias of catalogers.

Our honoree is an innovator, an administrator, an author, a mentor, a colleague and friend. She is the first to design and install compact shelving for map cases. She is one of very few map librarians with a Ph. D., in physical geography and biotic resources. She has designed or established map libraries, including the National Geographic Society map library in Washington, D.C. in 1963-5; Northern Illinois University Map Library, DeKalb, 1965-71; and the University of Florida Map Library, now the Map & Imagery Library!, 1973 to the present. She administers one of the strongest map collections in the South, seeing that collection grow tremendously over the decades, and move from paper to electronic media with skill and good design sense. While the newest technology may attract her, she has not ignored the beauty and research value of antiquarian maps as intellectual tools. She has published numerous articles in professional journals, including recent award winners, on cataloging, particularly of remote sensing. She has graciously taught generations of students the arcanery of maps, aerial photography and GIS. She has shared generously of her time and talent with her colleagues, participating in the leadership of professional map library membership associations. In addition, on a regional basis she has led the Committee on Southern Map Libraries, and in the State of Florida, promotes the use of the University of Florida collections from the student, to the citizen next door, to the Statehouse. Not the least, she has been a friend and colleague and mentor to all of us in this room, and for that, we proudly honor today, for a lifetime of service to map librarianship, Dr. HelenJane Armstrong, Head, Map & Imagery Library at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

1.16 Tony Campbell IMCos award winner for the year 2000

Winner of this year's International Map Collectors' Society Award to the individual who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, has been responsible for the cartographic contribution of greatest merit and widest interest to map collectors worldwide was Tony Campbell, Map Librarian of The British Library, London.

Reading the citation at the IMCoS dinner held earlier this month Valerie Scott, Vice-chairman of IMCoS and Chairman of the Selection Committee, said that he is known universally for his work on maps both through his job, the books and articles he has written, and the associations he has supported. His entire career has been involved with early maps and their history and with encouraging others to work in the same field.

The presentation of a silver salver and a cheque was made by Chairman of IMCos, Jenny Harvey. The full citation will be available in all journals relating to the history of cartography.

1.17 New Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey appointed

The new Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey, Britain's national mapping agency, is to be Vanessa Lawrence. She is currently with Autodesk Inc - one of the world's largest computer software companies - where she is Global Manager, Strategic Marketing and Communications, in its Geographic Information Systems Solutions Division.

When she takes up her post shortly, she will become the first woman to lead Ordnance Survey in its 209-year history and, at 37, is the youngest person ever appointed to the job.

2. New Maps, Books, etc.

2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell

ALASKA

Nelson, Steven W., and Miller, Marti L. Map showing areas of mineral resource potential for the Chugach National Forest. Scale ca. 1:500,000. USGS Open-file report no. 00-26, pub. 2000. OCLC #44113998

Trails Illustrated. The definitive Alaska. 1 computer optical disc. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, 1999. OCLC #43972295

ALBERTA

Alberta Geological Survey. Geology of Alberta. 1 computer optical disc, Release 2. Edmonton, Alta. : Alberta Geological Survey, 1999. OCLC #44093881

ARIZONA

Houser, Brenda. Stratigraphy and tectonic history of the Tucson basin, Arizona, based on re-examination of cuttings and geophysical logs of the Exxon State (32)-1 well. 7 diagrams on 2 sheets : photocopy. USGS Open-file report no. 00-139, pub. 2000. OCLC #44124130

National Geographic Society. The heart of the Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Scale 1:24,000. Mountville, Pa. : Distributed by MapQuest, 1999. OCLC #43970147

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Zeidler. British Columbia & western Alberta, Canada. 1 panoramic view, not drawn to scale. Whistler, B.C. : Z-Point Graphics, 1999. OCLC #43972578

CALIFORNIA

Davis, James F. State of California seismic hazard zones, Los Alamitos quadrangle. Scale 1:24,000. Sacramento, CA : California. Division of Mines and Geology, accompanies Open-file report 98-10, pub. 1999. OCLC #44104593

Davis, James F. State of California seismic hazard zones, Mint Canyon quadrangle. Scale 1:24,000. Sacramento, CA : California. Division of Mines and Geology, accompanies Open-file report 98-09, pub. 1999. OCLC #44115899

Davis, James F. State of California seismic hazard zones, San Pedro quadrangle. Scale 1:24,000. Sacramento, CA : California. Division of Mines and Geology, accompanies Open-file report 98-24, pub. 1999. OCLC #44106777

Davis, James F. State of California seismic hazard zones, Seal Beach quadrangle. Scale 1:24,000. Sacramento, CA : California. Division of Mines and Geology, accompanies Open-file report 98-11, pub. 1999. OCLC #44106982

Davis, James F. State of California seismic hazard zones, Sunland quadrangle. Scale 1:24,000. Sacramento, CA : California. Division of Mines and Geology, accompanies Open-file report 98-08, pub. 1999. OCLC #44111673

Davis, James F. State of California seismic hazard zones, Torrance quadrangle. Scale 1:24,000. Sacramento, CA : California. Division of Mines and Geology, accompanies Open-file report 98-26, pub. 1999. OCLC #44104349

Thomas Bros. Maps. California road atlas & driver's guide. Irvine, CA : Thomas Bros. Maps, 2000. OCLC #44125584

Wilderness Press. Oblique-view pictorial landform map, Point Reyes National Seashore and the San Andreas Fault, California. Scale undetermined. 2nd. ed., March 1999. Berkeley, Calif. : Wilderness Press, 1999. OCLC #44054607

COLORADO

Widmann, Beth L. Geologic hazards and mineral resources potential of southwestern Costilla County, Colorado. 3 maps, scale 1:5000. Denver, Colo. : Colorado Geological Survey, Open-file report no. 99-14, pub. 1999. OCLC #44086079

IDAHO

DeLorme Mapping Company. 3-D TopoQuads, Idaho. 9 computer optical discs. Original scale 1:24,000. Yarmouth, Me : DeLorme, 1999. OCLC #44000759

Tysdal, Russell G. Stratigraphic sections and equivalent uranium (eU), Meade Peak phosphatic shale member of Permian Phosphoria Formation, central part of Rasmussen Ridge, Caribou County, Idaho. Microfiche, 2 cross sections. USGS Open-file report no. 99-20A, pub. 1999. OCLC #44009373

MONTANA

Skipp, Betty, et al. Geologic map of the Sedan quadangle, Gallatin and Park Counties, Montana. Scale 1:48,000. Version 2.0. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2634, pub. 1999. OCLC #43835785

NEVADA

Slate, Janet L., et al. Digital geologic map of the Nevada Test Site and vicinity, Nye, Lincoln, and Clark Counties, Nevada, and Inyo County, California. Scale 1:120,000. USGS Open-file report no. 99-554-A, pub. 2000. OCLC #44102678

Ponce, David A. Digital aeromagnetic map of the Nevada Test Site and vicinity, Nye, Lincoln, and Clark Counties, Nevada, and Inyo County, California. Scale 1:120,000. USGS Open-file report no. 99-554-B, pub. 2000. OCLC #44104276

Ponce, David A. Digital isostatic gravity map of the Nevada Test Site and vicinity, Nye, Lincoln, and Clark Counties, Nevada, and Inyo County, California. Scale 1:120,000. USGS Open-file report no. 99-554-C, pub. 2000. OCLC #44104685

OREGON

Black, Gerald L. Relative earthquake hazard map of the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area, Lane County, Oregon. Scale ca. 1:48,000. Portland, Or. : Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries, Interpretive map series no. IMS-14, pub. 2000. OCLC #44119077

Evans, James George, and Binger, G. Benjamin. Geologic map of the Alder Creek quadrangle, Malheur County, Oregon. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report no. 98-494, pub. 1999.

Evans, James George, and Binger, G. Benjamin. Preliminary geologic map of the Skull Springs quadrangle, Malheur County, Oregon. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report no. 99-331, pub. 1999. OCLC #44008835

UTAH

Hintze, Lehi F., et al. Digital geologic map of Utah. 1 computer laser optical disk. Salt Lake City, Utah : Utah Geological Survey, Map 179DM, pub. 2000. OCLC #44036775

U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument : visitor information. Scale ca. 1:440,000. Escalante, Utah : BLM, pub. 2000. OCLC #43955775

WASHINGTON STATE

Derkey, Robert E., and Ikerd, Keith G. Preliminary geologic maps of the Spokane NE and SE 7.5-minute quadrangles, Spokane County, Washington. 2 maps on 3 sheets, scale 1:24,000. Olympia, Wash. : Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Open file report no. 99-6, pub. 1999. OCLC #44078412

Dragovich, Joe D., and Ikerd, Keith G. Geologic map of the Sedro-Woolley North and Lyman 7.5-minute quadrangles, western Skagit County, Washington. Scale 1:24,000. Olympia, Wash. : Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Open file report no. 99-3, pub. 1999. OCLC #44078652

King County (Wash.) Dept. of Parks and Recreation. Regional trails in King County. Scale ca. 1:115,000. Mercer Island, WA : King County Park System, 2000. OCLC #44095370

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

U.S. Geological Survey. Prototype Pacific Northwest salmon recovery atlas. Scale not given. 1 computer optical disc, Version 0.5. Menlo Park, CA : USGS, 2000. OCLC #43963942

PACIFIC STATES

Wildflower Productions. TrailSmart National Parks of the Pacific States & Far West. 1 computer optical disc, Version 2.3.2. San Francisco : Wildflower Productions, 1999. ISBN 1566950716. OCLC #43972290

SOUTHWESTERN STATES

Time Traveller Maps. The Colorado Plateau and its borderlands. Scale 1:1,250,000. Mancos, CO : Time Traveler Maps, 1999. OCLC #44060510

2.2 Other New Materials

2.2.1 Maps and Related Cartographic Materials: Cataloging, Classification, and Bibliographic Control

Edited by Paige G. Andrew, MLS Maps/Nonbook Cataloging Librarian, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Mary Lynette Larsgaard, BA, MA Assistant Head, Map and Imagery Laboratory, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Maps and Related Cartographic Materials: Cataloging, Classification, and Bibliographic Control (487 pp. with Index) is a format-focused reference manual for catalogers that should occupy a prominent place on your reference shelf.

Outside of standard cartographic cataloging tools, the bibliographic treatment of all forms of cartographic materials has never been compiled into one useful source. This book separately examines the treatment of all major cartographic format types and outlines the way each should be cataloged. In each chapter, the experience and expertise of an established map cataloger or map librarian is the main source of information, giving you practical and up-to-date advice.

This book is a very up-to-date volume on the changing aspects of cartographic cataloging and classification. It should be in every library, whether there is a large collection of cartographic materials or only a local collection (David C. McQuillan, MA, ML, Map Librarian, University of South Carolina

To order this book, Email : getinfo@haworthpressinc.com, or go to : http://www.HaworthPress.com/Orderform, or call: 1-800-HAWORTH

2.2.2 New USGS Map shows fate of rainfall that reaches the Aquifer in Western Cape Cod

From: John Masterson jpmaster@usgs.gov to various lists, June 2000.

A colorful and informative map recently completed by the U.S. Geological Survey shows where ground water is replenished (ground-water recharge areas) in western Cape Cod, Mass. Cape Cod receives about 45 inches of rain annually. While nearly half of this either evaporates or is used by plants (evapotranspiration), about 60 percent soaks into the ground and recharges the ground-water system. Determining the fate of this rainfall (recharge) once it reaches the water table was one of the goals of the study.

Included on the map is a report that explains how hydrologists used a computer model to simulate ground-water flow in this area from 1994 through 1996 and how they determined where recharge ends up once it reaches the Cape Cod aquifer an underground, water-bearing, sand-and-gravel deposit. They also estimated how long the water flows through the aquifer before it discharges to pumping wells, ponds, streams, and coastal areas of western Cape Cod. The map is a product of a study done by the USGS in cooperation with the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence.

The map report, entitled Delineation of ground-water recharge areas, western Cape Cod, Massachusetts, by John P. Masterson and Donald A. Walter, is published as USGS Water Resources Investigations Report 00-4000. Copies are available for inspection at USGS, 10 Bearfoot Rd., Northborough, MA 01532. Paper and microfiche copies can be purchased from the Branch of Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225-0286 (telephone 303-202-4700).

2.2.3 Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica

On Friday 16 June 2000 the first copy of the sixth volume of the Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica by Günter Schilder was offered to professor H. Voorma, the rector-magnificus of Utrecht University. This volume concentrates on Dutch folio-sized maps with decorative borders in the period 1600 to 1660, a genre to be considered as one of the finest products of the Amsterdam map-making industry. A description of the contents of this volume, including a list of the 95 full size facsimiles -- and some photos of the presentation are on the following url : http://cartography.geog.uu.nl/research/mcn6.htm

2.2.4 The Jefferson Stone - Demarcation of the First Meridian of the United States

The Jefferson Stone - Demarcation of the First Meridian of the United States, by Silvio A. Bedini, is the complete story of Thomas Jefferson's effort to establish a national prime meridian in Washington, D.C. The 200-page book features 46 historical drawings and photos, comprehensive appendices, a list of other famous Washington survey points and an extensive index. (Price $30 + $5US Shipping & Handling). Order from : http://www.profsurv.com/jeffbook.htm.

2.2.5 Atlas de Fondos del Mar de Chile

VALPARAISO (Hernán Cisternas).- Un atlas que caracteriza y describe los fondos marinos desde Arica hasta la Antártida, incluyendo Isla de Pascua, elaboraron la Armada y la Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (UCV). La obra será editada e impresa por el Comité Oceanográfico Nacional (CONA). La iniciativa tuvo su origen en la tesis de grado de un estudiante, que motivó el interés de diversos organismos para la elaboración de un estudio más acabado y poner en conocimiento de la comunidad nacional las características del territorio submarino del litoral nacional. Un grupo de trabajo constituido por el CONA integró a especialistas de la UCV, la Universidad de Chile y Armada. (El Mercurio 6/15/00 - Panorama regional)

2.2.6 Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives

Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives, Anne R. Kenney and Oya Y. Rieger, editors and principal authors (Mountain View, CA: Research Libraries Group, 2000). 189 pp., illus. ISBN 0-9700225-0-6

Addressed to funders, managers, librarians, archivists, curators, system analysts, programmers, administrators, faculty, and other scholars, this new publication from RLG is a self-help reference for virtually any institution that choose to reformat cultural resources to digital image form.

Moving Theory into Practice focuses on an interdependent circle of considerations associated with digital imaging programs in cultural institutions from selection to access to preservation with a heavy emphasis on the intersection of institutional objectives and practical digital applications.

The book is designed to provide timely guidance in a complex and changing arena, bringing to bear the contributions of more than 40 experts. Integrated with the book's nine chapters, some thirty sidebars highlight major issues, point out pertinent research trends, and identify relevant emerging technologies and techniques.

More information and an online order form can be found at : http://www.rlg.org/preserv/mtip2000.html

2.2.7 The Map Collector Library Series CD ROMS 2000.

Announcing the Launch of the first CD ROM to present a Significant Archive of Maps, Atlases, Illustrations and Market Values. This Reference Archive will compose a listing of over five thousand 15th to 19th Century Maps and include a significant quantity of illustrations. For more information see : http://www.carto.com

2.2.8 Release of Spring 2000 issue of Crime Mapping News

The Crime Mapping Laboratory of the Police Foundation would like to announce the release of their Spring 2000 Issue of Crime Mapping News. Individuals can obtain a copy of this and past issues of Crime Mapping News on the COPS website, http://www.usdoj.gov/cops, under New Publications heading or the Police Foundation website, http://www.policefoundation.org, under the Crime Mapping Laboratory heading in the About the Crime Mapping Laboratory section.

The topic of this issue is how crime mapping and geographic information systems can be used as tools for tactical crime analysis. The issue focuses on both mapping and analysis concepts and techniques in an attempt to bring them more closely together.

2.3 Articles of Interest

2.3.1 Mercator's World, July-August 2000 v 5, no. 4, pg. 54-57

2.3.2 Cartographic Perspectives, Fall 1999 no. 34, pg. 47-52

2.3.3 Geo World, June 2000 v 13, no. 6, pg. 30

2.3.4 Information Retrieval & Library Automation, April 2000 v 35, no. 11, pg. 6

2.4 Internet Resources

2.4.1 Colorado Wildfire Mapping

From: Joseph J. Kerski jjkerski@usgs.gov to various lists, June 2000.

USGS provided technical assistance to the Bobcat Gulch Incident (Fire) Management Team in Colorado with National Technical Means Imagery Derived Products (IDP). Each evening, a file of IDP origin is combined with digital raster graphics to produce a series of fire maps that show the spread and hot spots of the Colorado wildfires. The wildfire community has identified USGS geo spatial products, aerial photography, LandSat images, and custom-made maps showing daily updates as critical components to their suppression and mitigation activities. The High Meadows fire and the Bobcat Gulch fire have consumed more than 15,000 acres and 53 structures. The products are available at : http://Rockyweb.cr.usgs.gov/wildfire

2.4.2 Minnesota's NEW GeoGateway : the quickest route to geographic information

From: Jenny Stone jnstone@u.washington.edu to various lists, June 2000.

Minnesota's new GeoGateway speeds up the work of finding geographic information. The GeoGateway is an Internet tool specially designed to help Minnesota GIS users search a wealth of online geographic data sources - simultaneously. Most data sets are statewide or regional and created by government agencies. Much of the data may be downloaded for free; in other cases, ordering instructions are provided.

Reach the GeoGateway at : http://geogateway.state.mn.us. This free service was created by the Land Management Information Center (LMIC) at Minnesota Planning, with assistance from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Metropolitan Council, following guidelines established by the Minnesota Governor's Council on Geographic Information.

The GeoGateway is patterned after the national GIS data search tool, the Federal Geographic Data Clearinghouse. For more information on the federal site as well as other tools and services available to GIS data users and creators, visit the Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse at : http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/index.html or contact LMIC at 651.297.2488.

2.4.3 Forty map images of Pennsylvania (17th to 20th century)

From: Harold Cramer cramerhj@bellatlantic.net to various lists, June 2000.

A new site that contains about 40 map images of Pennsylvania from the 17th to the 20th century. It can be found at : http://members.bellatlantic.net/~cramerhj/home.htm

The author stresses that the site is an exercise in using web pages and building web sites, and that as such it is not very big. However people interested in maps of Pennsylvania might like to browse through it.

2.4.4 Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton Canada makes GIS datasets available

From: Grace Welch gwelch@uottawa.ca to various lists, June 2000.

The Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton is now making available at no cost, a wide-variety of GIS datasets of the Region. The data, distributed to schools on a CD-ROM, is now on the web and can be downloaded from the following site : http://www.rmoc.on.ca/ito/atlas.htm. Go to the section entitled : General Use and School CD-ROM

2.4.5 Common Projections and Datums in North America

From: Grace Welch gwelch@uottawa.ca via Mary Larsgaard to various lists, June 2000.

Common Projections and Datums in North America. It is on the USGS web site under biological resources available at : http://biology.usgs.gov/geotech/documents/datum.html

2.4.6 Directory of U.K. map collections - Online

From: Francis Herbert f.herbert@rgs.org to various lists, June 2000.

Announced last week on the Internet list Lis-maps (chiefly for map curators in British Isles) by Ann Sutherland, Convenor of the Map Curators' Group of the British Cartographic Society, is the new [4th] edition (online only) of A directory of U.K. map collections. The previous (hard copy only) was the 3rd edition, compiled by Joan Chibnall, Map Curators' Group Publication No.4, 1995, ISBN 0-904482-11-1. For more information see : http://www.cartography.org.uk/Pages/Publicat/Ukdir/UKDir.html

2.4.7 GeoWeb now available 24 hours a day

For immediate release June 12, 2000 : Contact: Chris Cialek 651-297-2488,

GeoWeb, the on line catalogue for the research of the old cartographic materials and graphics of the Marciana National Library, is now available 24 hours a day. For more information see : http://geoweb.venezia.sbn.it/geoweb/gwindex.html

2.4.8 Free GIS place name point files

From: Glenn Letham glenn@geocomm.com to various lists, May 2000.

We've recently posted several place name point files on our site for Free download. The files contain over 300,000 populated places, hydrographic, and topo features. Data are point files, .shp format in L/L projection.

Files are accessible from : http://software.geocomm.com/data/placenames.html

2.4.9 ArcLessons archive

From: Jenny Stone jnstone@u.washington.edu to various lists, June 2000.

If you are seeking ideas for using GIS in the classroom you should drop by the ArcLessons archive. This searchable database now contains 35 lessons, with more arriving each week. There are lessons for use with ArcVoyager, with ArcView, and with ArcView plus extensions like Spatial Analyst or 3D Analyst. Users can also deposit their own favorite lesson for others to enjoy and learn from. For more information see : http://www.esri.com/arclessons

2.4.10 GIS certification

From: Joseph J. Kerski jjkerski@usgs.gov to various lists, June 2000.

A website with a comprehensive summary of the current discussions in academia and industry about GIS certification, whether and how GIS professionals should be certified (similar to how surveyors are certified). For more information see : http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/other/ucgis/certification/

2.4.11 ESRI Conference Material

From: Glenn Letham glenn@geocomm.com to various lists, May 2000.

As a result of the overwhelming success of our coverage of :

The GeoCommunity and SpatialNews.com, are pleased to announce a special section devoted exclusively to the ESRI 2000 User Conference and it's exhibitors at : http://www.spatialnews.com/events/esriuc2000

We've commenced our coverage of this event with a glance at what is awaiting attendees. The conference at a glance serves to help attendees set their agenda, as well as provide those who can't attend a glimpse of what is going on. The piece can be viewed at : http://www.spatialnews.com/events/esriuc2000/ataglance.html

3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities

3.1 Upcoming National Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.

3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.

4. Contributors :

Phil Hoehn phoehn@sulmail.stanford.edu
Larry W. Laliberte lwl@darkwing.uoregon.edu
Ken Rockwell krockwel@library.utah.edu
Dale Steele dasteel@dlapr.lib.az.us
Kathryn Womble kwomble@u.washington.edu

5. The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML)

WAML News and Notes is a moderated bulletin of the Western Association of Map Libraries.

The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) is an independent association established to encourage high standards in every phase of the organization and administration of map libraries.

Membership in WAML is open to any individual, institution, or business interested in furthering the purposes of the organization. For further information, contact the an officer listed below or visit the WAML web site at : http://www.waml.org/index.html.

WAML Officers as of July 1, 1999

President
Greg Armento
University Library
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA 90840
(562) 985-4367
garmento@csulb.edu

Vice President/President Elect
David Decklebaum
University of California, Los Angeles
Maps and Government Information
4510 Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
(310) 825-3135
ddeckelb@library.ucla.edu

Treasurer
Muriel Strickland
2465 Baja Cerro Circle
San Diego, CA 92019
103251.1605@CompuServe.COM

Secretary
Jenny Stone
University of Washington
Map Collection & Cartographic
Information Services
Basement, Suzzallo Library
Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
(206) 543-9392
jnstone@u.washington.edu

Past President
Linda Zellmer
Arizona State University Libraries
Map Collection
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
(602) 965-5973
Linda.Zellmer@asu.edu

Business Manager
Richard E. Soares
WAML Book & Fiche Sales Manager
Brigham Young University
P.O. Box 1667
Provo, UT 84603-1667
(801) 378-6179
Richard_Soares@byu.edu

To submit items for release in News and Notes, contact the Information Bulletin editor, Kathryn Womble e-mail kwomble@u.washington.edu

To submit items for release in Electronic News and Notes, contact the News & Notes Editor Larry Laliberte; e-mail: lwl@darkwing.uoregon.edu

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