WAML NEWS & NOTES
June 1997

Lucinda M. Hall, Editor
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

June 1997 E-N&N

Electronic Version - Volume 1, Part 6, June, 1997. To be included in a future print version of the "Information Bulletin."

CONTENTS

1. News
1.1 New Publications from the Arizona Geological Survey
1.2 Texas Map Society
1.3 Jean Kan Appointed Map and GIS Librarian
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 Issues and Innovations in Geographic Information Systems
2.3 Articles of interest
2.3.1 British Library Journal
2.3.2 Bulletin. Special Libraries Association. Geography and Map
Division
2.3.3 Bulletin. Special Libraries Association. Geography and Map
Division
2.3.4 GIS World
2.3.5 Transmission & Distribution World
2.4 Internet resources
2.4.1 Map Societies around the World
2.4.2 Current Geographical Publications, May 1997
2.4.3 Australian Map Circle
2.4.4 Interactive Mapping for Pennsylvania
3. Meetings and other educational opportunities
3.1 The Map Society of Wisconsin
3.2 The Southeast in Early Maps, Chapel Hill, NC, University of North
Carolina, 3 - 4 October 1997
3.3 5th ACM Workshop on Geographic Information Systems, Las Vegas, NV, 13 - 14 November 1997
3.4 Land Satellite Information in the Next Decade II: Sources and Applications, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC, 2 - 5 December 1997
3.5 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
4. Contributors to this issue
5. The Western Association of Map Libraries

1. NEWS

1.1 New Publications from the Arizona Geological Survey

The Arizona Geological Survey announces our Digital Information (DI) publications series. This series comprises digital data files released after October, 1993 and includes maps and digital databases which are provided on DOS-formatted, 3.5" high-density disks. (Files are also available in alternate formats if requested, such as 5.25" disk, double-density, or MacIntosh-compatible.) Each DI product has a version number which allows the products to be updated while keeping the same DI-number. The date on the accompanying text indicates the date of the most recent revision. Publications in the Digital Information Series include Digital Representation of Geological Map of the Phoenix North 30 x 60 Quadrangle, Central Arizona; Digital Geologic Map of Arizona; and Data Structure for Arizona Geological Survey Digital Geologic Maps. Additional maps will be available by July 1, 1997. These publications can be ordered by calling the Arizona Geological Survey at (520) 770-3500.

1.2 Texas Map Society

The Texas Map Society held its first meeting in November, 1996. The society is devoted to fostering the study, understanding and collecting of maps old and new. The Texas Map society is the only society of its kind in Texas, and one of the few map societies in the United States. The directing board proposes to have two meetings each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, at each of which a program of roughly six presentations will be offered. The first two meetings were held at the University of Texas at Arlington (in the Dallas-Fort Worth area), but future meetings will not necessarily be held there. Speakers for the first two meetings included Lewis Buttery, author of Old Maps of the Southwest, and Ralph Ehrenberg, chief, Cartography and Maps Division, Library of Congress. To join, send your name, address, home phone and work phone plus a check for $25 (annual dues) made out to The Texas Map Society to: Texas Map Society, c/o Prof. David Buisseret, Department of History, The University of Texas at Arlington, Box 19529, Arlington, Texas 76019-0529. Contact Professor Buisseret at (817) 272-2898 if you have additional questions.

1.3 Jean Kan Appointed Map and GIS Librarian

When Map Librarian J.K. Herro left Branner and Stanford, his position was posted and a nation-wide search conducted. The Search Committee received applications from a number of candidates, but, upon examination of the files, it became clear that SUL/AIR had a more qualified person already on board. Thus a proposal was made to and accepted by the Directors to promote Jean Kan to Map and GIS Librarian. Jean has had a varied career at Stanford. From her degree in Music from UC-Berkeley, she came directly to Stanford to be the Added Copy specialist for the Cataloging Department. She served as Copy and Variant Edition Cataloger in the Music Library, Operations Manager of the Copy Cataloging Section, did a stint as Assistant Operations Manager in the Math/CS Library, and was co-head of the Monograph Receiving Unit, before coming to Branner in the Fall of 1995 as Multiformat Map specialist. In her almost two years at Branner, Jean has become our expert on maps of all sorts and formats, particularly those in ArcView. If you don't know what "GIS" and "ArcView" mean, you might make an appointment to join one of Jean's sessions and find out - but not until summer please - she has lots of eager student customers right now.

2. NEW MAPS, BOOKS ETC.

2.1 NEW MAPPING OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA by Ken Rockwell

ALASKA

LANAREA Publishing. Alaska : the first Alaskans. Scale ca. 1:5,500,000. Guilford, CT : National Language Associates, 1995. OCLC #36918993

Trails Illustrated. Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska : full park and preserve coverage with detail maps of the McCarthy and Nabesna road areas. Scales 1:375,000 and 1:85,000. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, 1996. OCLC #37002054

ARIZONA

Williams, Van S. Preliminary geologic map of the Mesquite quadrangle, Clark and Lincoln Counties, Nevada, and Mohave County, Arizona. USGS Open-file report 96-676, pub. 1996. OCLC #36999239. (See record for information on downloading data from the World-Wide Web.)

ALBERTA

Trails Illustrated. Lake Louise area, Banff National Park, Alberta-British Columbia, Canada : map and trail guide featuring portions of Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks. Scale ca. 1:75,000. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, 1996. OCLC #36857399

CALIFORNIA

SPOT Image Corporation. California state coverage. 184 remote-sensing images on 10 computer laser optical discs. Scales differ. Reston, VA : SPOT Image Corporation, 1995. OCLC #36939795

Trails Illustrated. Yosemite National Park, California : entire park with surrounding area, highlighted trails, roads, & facilities, visitor and camping information. Scale 1:100,000. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 1996. OCLC #36984242

COLORADO

Colorado Railroad Museum. Colorado railroad map. Scale ca. 1:823,680. Golden, Colo. : The Museum, 1996. OCLC #36888546

O'Sullivan, Robert Brett. Correlation of Jurassic San Rafael Group and associated rocks from Slick Rock to La Sal Creek in southwestern Colorado. Vertical scales ca. 1:800 and ca. 1:1,850. Horizontal scale ca. 1:8333. USGS Oil and gas investigations chart OC-148, pub. 1996. OCLC #36933709

Trails Illustrated. Rocky Mountain National Park recreation map. Scale ca. 1:59,000. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, 1997. OCLC #37002149

HAWAII

Bier, James Allen. Oahu reference maps. 1, Honolulu, Oahu south shore. 4th ed. 4 maps, scale ca. 1:32,000. Champaign, Ill. : J.A. Bier, 1996. OCLC #36857994

Bier, James Allen. Oahu reference maps. 2, Central Oahu, windward. 4th ed. 5 maps, scale [ca. 1:32,000]. Champaign, Ill. : J.A. Bier, 1996. OCLC #36857997

Bier, James Allen. Oahu reference maps. 3, North Shore, leeward coast. 4th ed. 4 maps, scale ca. 1:32,000. Champaign, Ill. : J.A. Bier, 1996. OCLC #36857999

GeoSystems Global Corp. Frommer's Hawaii, free state map. 9 maps, scales differ. Lancaster, Pa. : GeoSystems Global Corp., 1995. OCLC #36846695

IDAHO

Ridge to Rivers Trail System : Treasure Valley, Idaho. Scale 1:63,360. Boise, Idaho : Joslyn & Morris Printing, 1996. OCLC #36896609

MONTANA

Tysdal, Russell G. Mineral and energy resource assessment of the Helena National Forest, west-central Montana. 18 maps on 6 sheets, scales 126,000 and 1:250,000. Photocopies. USGS Open-file report 96-683A, pub. 1996. OCLC #36872336

NEW MEXICO

Trails Illustrated. Taos trails, Carson National Forest. Scale 1:40,680. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 1996. OCLC #36977061

NEVADA

Faulds, James E. Geologic map of the Fire Mountain quadrangle, Nevada and Arizona, 1996. Scale 1:24,000. Reno : Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Map no.106, pub. 1996. OCLC #36830782

Ponce, David A., et al. Bouguer gravity map of Nevada, Elko sheet. Scale 1:250,000. Reno, NV : Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map no.107, 1996. OCLC #36860657

Williams, Van S. Preliminary geologic map of the Mesquite quadrangle, Clark and Lincoln Counties, Nevada, and Mohave County, Arizona. USGS Open-file report 96-676, pub. 1996. OCLC #36999239. (See record for information on downloading data from the World-Wide Web.)

OREGON

Miller, Alan William. Atlas of Oregon gubernatorial elections by county, 1934-1994. 1 atlas, 139 p. Scale not given. Richmond, VA : Klipsan Press, 1996. OCLC #36989299

Priest, George R. Tsunami hazard map of the Reedsport quadrangle, Douglas County, Oregon. Scale 1:24,000. Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries Open-file report no.O-97-32, pub. 1997 to replace O-95-41. OCLC #36972352

Priest, George R. Tsunami hazard map of the Winchester Bay quadrangle, Douglas County, Oregon. Scale 1:24,000. Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries Open-file report no. O-97-31, pub. 1997 to replace O-95-40. OCLC #36977937

UTAH

Coogan, James C. Geologic map of the Sheeppen Creek quadrangle, Cache [i.e. Rich] County, Utah. Scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 97-2, pub. 1997. OCLC #36978153

Coogan, James C. Geologic map of the Bear Lake South quadrangle, Cache [i.e. Rich] County, Utah. Scale 1:24,000. Utah Geolgical Survey Miscellaneous Publication 97-1, pub. 1997. OCLC #36978138

Doelling, Hellmut H. Interim geologic map of the Merrimac Butte quadrangle, Grand County, Utah. Scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological Survey Open-file report 338, pub. 1996. OCLC #36860639

Harty, Kimm M., et al. Surficial geologic map of the Nephi segment of the Wasatch Fault Zone, eastern Juab County, Utah. Scale 1:50,000. Utah Geological Survey Map no.170, pub. 1997. OCLC #36999678

Steiger, Judy I. Recharge and discharge areas and quality of groundwater in Tooele Valley, Toole County, Utah. 2 maps, scale 1:90,000. Utah Geological Survey Water-resources investigations report 97-4005, pub. 1997. OCLC #36853651

Trails Illustrated. Canyonlands National Park, Utah : Needles & Island in the Sky. Scale 1:62,500. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 1996. OCLC #36977459

Utah Geological Survey. Topographic map of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. Scale 1:200,000. Salt Lake City, Utah : The Survey, 1997. OCLC #36981723

WASHINGTON

Earthwalk Press. Hiking map & guide, Mt. Rainier National Park. Scale 1:50,000. Eureka, CA : Earthwalk Press, rev. 1995. OCLC #36991114

Trails Illustrated. Olympic National Park, Washington. Scale ca. 1:100,000. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, 1996. OCLC #36977145

WYOMING

Trails Illustrated. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Scale 1:78,000. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 1996. OCLC #36951489

2.2 OTHER NEW MATERIALS

2.2.1 Issues and Innovations in Geographic Information Systems

Soete, George J. Issues and innovations in Geographic Information Systems. Transforming Libraries. Washington, DC : ARL, Office of Management Services, Systems and Procedures Exchange Center, 1997.

For more information, look at their site "http://arl.cni.org/transform/index.html."

2.3 ARTICLES OF INTEREST

2.3.1 British Library Journal. Spring 1996, v. 22 no. 1

Winearls, Joan. Thomas Jeffreys's Map of Canada and the mapping of the western part of North America, 1750-1768, p. 27.

2.3.2 Bulletin. Special Libraries Association. Geography and Map Division. Fall 1996, no. 184

Allen, Robert S. Map Collection Physical Condition Assessment Survey Methodology and Results, p. 11.

2.3.3 Bulletin. Special Libraries Association. Geography and Map Division. Fall 1996, no. 184

Lamprecht, Sandra. Vinland Map Bibliography Part II: the Saga Continues, p. 2.

2.3.4 GIS World June 1, 1997, v. 10 no. 6

Dansby, H. Bishop. GIS and the Law: Data Ownership, Public Access Issues Collide in Court, p. 64.

2.3.5 Transmission & Distribution World. November 1, 1996, v. 48 no. 12

Automation Developments: Java-Based GIS Gateway Allows Internet Users to View Maps, Spatial Data, p. 12.

2.4 INTERNET RESOURCES

2.4.1 Map Societies around the World is at http://www.csuohio.edu/CUT/MapSoc/Index.htm

2.4.2 Current Geographical Publications, May 1997

This is to announce that the May 1997 issue of CURRENT GEOGRAPHICAL PUBLICATIONS has now been released on our WWW site http://leardo.lib.uwm.edu/cgp/cgp.html.

2.4.3 Australian Map Circle

The Australian Map Circle now has a home page on the Web http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/maps/amc.htm.

2.4.4 Interactive Mapping for Pennsylvania

If you aree interested in interactive web sites or data about Pennsylvania try out http://www.maproom.psu.edu/cbp, choose USA County Data.

3. MEETINGS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

3.1 The Map Society of Wisconsin invites all interested persons to its upcoming programs for 1997:

For more information contact Sharon Hill at: slh@gml.lib.uwm.edu or 1-800-558-8993

3.2 The Southeast in Early Maps, Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina, 3 - 4 October 1997. Cosponsored by the North Caroliniana Society and the University Library's North Carolina Collection, the conference will memorialize the late William P. Cumming and honor the forthcoming new edition of Cumming's classic volume, The Southeast in Early Maps, as enlarged and revised by Louis DeVorsey, Jr.

Confirmed speakers include David Woodward, Editor of The History of Cartography, on that subject; Ralph E. Ehrenberg, Chief of the Library of Congress's Geography and Map Division, on the mapping of North America; Louis DeVorsey, reviser of the new volume, on the Southeast in early maps; and Kenneth Nebenzahl, premier map collector and author, on map collecting and collections. Additional sessions, emphasizing North Carolina in maps, will be accompanied by an exhibit of historic maps in the North Carolina Collection Gallery.

For a copy of the program and registration information, contact H. G. Jones or Robert G. Anthony, Jr., North Carolina Collection, UNC Campus Box 3930, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890; Fax 919-962-4452.

3.3 5th ACM Workshop on Geographic Information Systems, Las Vegas, NV, 13 -14 November 1997. Look at the Workshop site for more information. http://www.insa-lyon.fr/Labos/LISI/GIS.html.

3.4 Land Satellite Information in the Next Decade II: Sources and Applications, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC, 2 - 5 December 1997. For a copy of the Preliminary Program and Registration Information, contact ASPRS at ASPRS, 5410 Grosvenor Lane, #210, Bethesda, MD 20814.

3.5 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.

4. CONTRIBUTORS:

Lucinda M. Hall hallx030@tc.umn.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 WAML Secretary.

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