August 2001

Adonna Fleming, Editor

Electronic Version - August 2001.

1. News
      1.1. 3D Nature Introduces Visual Nature Studio
      1.2. MAPublisher version 4.0 for Macromedia FreeHand Update
      1.3. Washington State Bibliography of Geology and Mineral Resources Available on the WEB
      1.4. ACSM 29th Annual Map Design Competition
      1.5. Position Announcement:GIS/Data Center Assistant - Rice University
      1.6. Position Announcement: Special Collections Librarian - University of British Columbia
      1.7. Position Announcement: Gov. Docs., Maps, & Microforms Sr. Librarian -University of Texas at Dallas

2. New Maps, Books, Etc.
      2.1 New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell
       2.2 Articles of Interest

3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities
      3.1. Call for Proposals: Online Northwest 2002
      3.2. GIS Scholarships for part-time distance study
      3.3. Call for papers: Urban Data Management Society
      3.4. APDU 2001 Pre-conference Workshops

4. The Western Association of Map Libraries

1. News


3D Nature Introduces Visual Nature Studio

3D Nature LLC, makers of the award winning World Construction Set, proudly announces Visual Nature Studio, the newest technology in Photo realistic Landscape Visualization software. VNS extends the stunning realism features of WCS with new capabilities and workflow improvements for GIS Professionals.

Visual Nature Studio can import, grid and render terrain in a wide variety of formats, projections and datums. VNS can drape georeferenced remote sensed imagery in various projections to color landscape or control landcover. The new terrain data gridder can process massive data sets in a matter of seconds instead of hours or even days!

Task automation features such as Templates, Thematic Maps, Search Queries, Dynamic Linking and automatic Shapefile ReImport ease workflow by effortlessly linking with shapes and attributes to control visualization, speeding project setup, data re-use and adaptation to externally changing data.

Render improvements include bump mapping, automatic 3D object alignment and randomization, stereo camera options and simple extruded walls for depicting fences, buildings, regions and more. Interaction improvements include the ability to see Terraffectors™ in all realtime views while working, plus many OpenGL speed and precision enhancements. VNS supports data in a wider variety of image formats now including JPEG, GeoTIFF, ECW, PNG, AVI and Quicktime.

For more information visit www.3DNature.com or call (303)659-4028.


MAPublisher version 4.0 for Macromedia FreeHand Update

MAPublisher version 4.0 for Macromedia FreeHand is now compatible with Macromedia FreeHand 10 on both Microsoft Windows and Apple MacOS platforms. At this time the Mac version is certified for use with Mac OS 8.5 through 9.x. A Mac OS X compatible version is now in beta testing and is expected to be released in the next couple of weeks.

Included in this suite of powerful mapping filters are import tools, projection tools, legend tools, labeling tools, database management tools and many others comprising a complete cartographic solution for Macromedia FreeHand that extends compatibility on the FreeHand platform to the latest FreeHand release, FreeHand 10.

Complete information can be found at http://www.avenza.com Current users of MAPublisher 4.0 for FreeHand 9 may download a free update to the FreeHand 10 version from


Washington State Bibliography of Geology and Mineral Resources Available on the WEB

The Digital Bibliography of the Geology and Mineral Resources of Washington State, 1798 through 2001, is now available on the Internet.

The database includes; all the citations about the geology, geologic hazards, and mineral resources of Washington available to date from books, maps, articles, and abstracts. In addition, it has the non-Washington cataloged books in the DGER library, plus non-Washington books, articles, and abstracts pertinent to Washington.

Examples include materials about:

To access:

The site is still a "work in progress". For more information contact Connie Manson, Senior Librarian, Washington Department of Natural Resources, connie.manson@wadnr.gov, 360-902-1472.


ACSM 29th Annual Map Design Competition

The American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) is having its 29th map design contest. Both student and professional maps completed during 2001 are eligible. Deadline for submission is December 1, 2001

For further information, go to www.acsm.net, or call (240)632-9716 ext. 109.


Position Announcement:GIS/Data Center Assistant - Rice University

Rice University's GIS/Data Center (GDC) is located within Fondren Library at the center of the Rice campus. The GDC provides support for and access to GIS software, supporting hardware and data for Rice faculty, staff and students. The staff of the GDC provides assistance for people wishing to do individual projects and also assists faculty interested in integrating GIS projects into their classes and research. The GDC is looking for a creative person who is able to work, independently and in groups, to assist with various duties and activities.

If you are interested please go to: http://www.rice.edu/Fondren/GDC/GISassistant.shtml.


Position Announcement: Special Collections Librarian - University of British Columbia

The UBC Library requires an innovative and experienced librarian for its Special Collections Division. This increasingly important division will play a significant role in the continuing development of UBC Library as a major academic research library. The Special Collections Division holds the majority of the UBC Library's rare books, maps and manuscripts. This position will work co-operatively with other Library divisions or branches and direct the acquisition and control of all UBC Library special or rare materials. Currently, the Special Collections Division emphasizes Canadian and local materials. The Special Collections Librarian is responsible for the operation of the Division, for the development of the collections, and for providing effective reference, information and bibliographic services. Evening and weekend work may be required. QUALIFICATIONS An ALA accredited graduate degree in Library Science is required as are a sound knowledge of the antiquarian book trade and a working knowledge of processing and organizational issues. An academic background in Canadian history or literature and a working knowledge of a second language (e.g. French, German, Latin, Chinese, Japanese) are highly desirable. Experience in acquiring and working with Canadian historical and literary materials as well as extensive knowledge of the history of the book are mandatory. Demonstrated experience, over at least five years, in acquiring and managing special collections or rare materials in an academic or research environment is required, as is experience in identifying and developing new areas of collection concentration. Working knowledge and demonstrated ability in addressing the processing, curatorial, and conservation issues associated with special collections are mandatory. Successful supervisory experience and strong interpersonal and communication skills are prerequisites for this position.

The Special Collections Librarian works under the general direction of, and is responsible to, the University Librarian. The Librarian works within the policies of the Assistant University Librarian for Collections and Technical Services on purchases of library materials, collections building, cataloging and processing. The Librarian supervises the work of a small staff.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: This is a continuing position. If eligible and qualified, the successful applicant may be appointed with a confirmed appointment. Otherwise, there will be an initial three-year probationary appointment. Normally, such an appointment is reviewed by the end of the second year of appointment, and a recommendation is made at that time to grant or not to grant a confirmed appointment.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications. Applications should include a detailed cover letter specifically indicating the candidate's education, training, and work experience in the areas listed above, a current resume, and the names of three referees. Please forward this material to:

Dwight Tanner
Human Resources & Planning Support
Walter C. Koerner Library
The University of British Columbia
1958 Main Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2

Fax (604) 822-3893
E-mail: dtanner@interchange.ubc.ca

Closing date for this competition: September 15th, 2001.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. In accordance with Canadian law, this advertisement is directed to applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada


Position Announcement: Coordinator of Numeric and Spatial Data Services

The position for Senior Reference Librarian for Government Documents, Maps, and Microforms at the University of Texas at Dallas, McDermott Library, Richardson, Texas.

2. New Maps, Books, etc.


New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell

Peckarsky, David J.R., and Lindquist, Robert B. Alaska's Kenai Peninsula : recreation map & guide. 3rd ed. Scale ca. 1:480,000. Bellevue, WA : Great Pacific Recreation & Travel Maps, pub. 2000. ISBN: 093801109X OCLC: 47659260

Werdon, M. B. Geologic map of the Eagle A-2 quadrangle, Fortymile Mining District, Alaska. 4 maps, scale 1:63,360. Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Preliminary interpretive report no. 2001-3a-d, pub. 2001. OCLC: 47251692

Werdon, M. B. Reconnaissance bedrock geology of the Pogo area, Big Delta B-2 and B-3 quadrangles, Alaska. Scale 1:63,360. Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Preliminary interpretive report no. 2001-5, pub. 2001. OCLC: 47246404

[Division address: 794 University Ave., Suite 200, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3645 Website: http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/]


DeLorme Mapping Company. 3-D TopoQuads. 2 computer optical discs. Yarmouth, Me : DeLorme, pub. 2000. ISBN: 089933783X OCLC: 47246591


Lakin, Michael. Vancouver Island Scale ca. 1:410,000. Victoria, B.C. : Davenport Maps, pub. 2001. ISBN: 1896888062 OCLC: 47252397


Field, Edward H. Earthquake ground-motion amplification in Southern California. Original scale varies. U.S. Geological Survey open-file report no. 01-164, pub. 2001. Web access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-164/ OCLC: 47442887
Morton, Douglas M., and Matti, Jonathan C. Geologic map of the Lakeview 7.5' quadrangle, Riverside County, California. Original scale 1:24,000. USGS. Open-file report no. 01-174, pub. 2001. Web access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-174/ OCLC: 47521768


DeLorme Mapping Company. Montana atlas & gazetteer. 4th ed. 1 atlas (96 p.), scale 1:250,000. Freeport, Me. :; DeLorme, pub. 2001. ISBN: 0899333397 OCLC: 47645138


Universal Map. Deluxe flip map northwestern United States. Scale ca. 1:2,500,000. Williamston, MI : Universal Map, pub. 2000. ISBN: 0762516895 OCLC: 47238707


Universal Map. Deluxe flip map southwestern United States. Scale ca. 1:2,500,000. Williamston, MI : Universal Map, pub. 2000. ISBN: 0762516887 OCLC: 47238724


Lloyd, Darryl, and Lloyd, Darvel. Mount Adams, Washington. Scale ca. 1:135,000. Hood River, OR : Darryl Lloyd, pub. 2001. ISBN: 0783429371 OCLC: 47642821


Custom Cartographics. Western United States InterstateMap : including Alaska, Arizona ... Washington & Wyoming. Scale ca. 1:3,250,000. Williamston, Mich. : Universal Map, pub. 2000. ISBN: 0762513012 OCLC: 47098607


Sitterle, William R. Wyoming river basin compacts and decrees. Scale not given. Cheyenne, Wyo. : Wyoming State Engineer's Office, pub. 2000. OCLC: 47260813 [Address: Herschler Building, 4th Floor East, Cheyenne, WY 82002. Website: http://seo.state.wy.us/ ]


Articles of Interest

Pollak, Michael, "Online Maps That Offer Journeys to the Past". The New York Times, August 2, 2001.

Squatriglia, Chuck, "Mapmakers sleight of hand : cartographers put 'bunnies' on the map. tricking copycats, sometimes tourists". San Francisco Chronicle, August 12, 2001, p. A-19, A-23.

3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities


Call for Proposals: Online Northwest 2002



A one day conference focusing on the use of technology within libraries and attracting librarians from the Pacific Northwest and around the country. Presenters receive free registration to the conference.

WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE?: Hilton Hotel, Eugene, Oregon.

WHEN IS THE CONFERENCE?: Friday, March 1, 2002 (this will be the 19th annual conference).

WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE?: Hilton Hotel, Eugene, Oregon.

WHO IS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER THIS YEAR? Dr. Michael B. Eisenberg, Director, Information School, University of Washington.

WHAT TOPICS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?: The coordinating committee is open to presentations on innovative uses of technology within a library setting. We are particularly interested in programs that incorporate interactivity or workshopping. We encourage academic, public, school, and special librarians to submit proposals.

All topics relating to technology and libraries are welcome. The main (broad definition) program tracks are: cutting edge technologies; applications of technologies; technology in user services; workshops; web design and development.


HOW DO I SUBMIT THE PROPOSAL?: Use the online submission form at:
http://www.ous.edu/onlinenw/forms/ proposal.shtml

Contact Theresa Gillis
Eastern Oregon University
La Grande, OR 97850


GIS Scholarships for part-time distance study

The City University Masters in Geographic Information (MGI) team announce TWO full-fee scholarships for first year part-time distance study. The MGI course is a globally-delivered face to face and distance-learning course focussed on GI as a business, professional and scientific resource for GIS. It is aimed at those who want to build their knowledge of GI in a business environment and has an emphasis on next generation GI issues such as interoperability, intellectual property law, implementation strategies, information visualization and location-based services for mobile commerce.

The course has been designed in consultation with key figures in the various sectors of the GI industry and is now entering its second year of operation. It offers access to a wide range of online learning resources through a dedicated Web-based virtual learning environment (VLE). You can access our VLE now to view some of the materials and to communicate with the staff or students by checking the application procedure at

We are accepting applications for 2001-2 until 14th September 2001 from those with undergraduate degrees or from those with relevant experience in employment. Two scholarships are available for the first year fees of part-time students. These will be allocated to the most deserving applicants on a competitive basis. You can also visit us or meet us during the face-to-face and virtual Open Day on Friday 7th September 2001.

Prof. Jonathan Raper (Course Director)


Call for papers: Urban Data Management Society

UDMS, the Urban Data Management Society, has organised international symposia at various locations in Europe in order to promote the development of information systems in local government since 1971. A special event is organised to celebrate UDMS' 30 years long activity with the general theme:

"30 Years of Urban Data Management: Looking Back, Looking Forward" Although a number of invited speakers will give their contribution focusing on the evolution of Urban and Rural Systems in the last thirty years envisioning future developments, the organising committee invites you to submit a paper concerning the topics listed below.

· Use of 3D GIS
· E-local government
· Mobile GIS and Local Government
· Public participation
· Online services
· Cadastral Information Systems

All accepted papers will be distributed to all participants, presented and discussed at the congress and then published in a book that is due to be ready by spring 2002.

Important Dates:
4 Paper submission deadline: September 31, 2001
4 Notification of acceptance: October 31, 2001
4 Paper sent by: November 30, 2001
4 UDMS Anniversary 2001: December 12-14, 2001

People interested to submit a paper for the event, are asked to send the full paper together with a short Curriculum Vitae and address, preferably by e-mail as an attached file in Word-format, to the UDMS Executive Secretary Mrs Elfriede M. Fendel by September 31, 2001.

Mrs Elfriede M. Fendel
Department of Geodesy
Delft University of Technology
Thijsseweg 11
NL - 2629 JA Delft
The Netherlands

e-mail e.m.fendel@geo.tudelft.nl

Papers should be written and presented in English. Sending in a paper will be considered as pre-registration for the commemorative event.

Board of UDMS
Massimo Rumor (President), Padua, Italy
Robert Laurini (Vice-President), Lyon, France
Jørgen Rasmussen (Treasurer), Odense, Denmark
Ken Jones (Program Coordinator), Oslo, Norway
Theo Bogaerts (Past President), Delft, The Netherlands
National Representatives
Dave King, United Kingdom
Joseph Hojdar, Czech Republic
Erich Wilmersdorf, Austria
Michael J. Kevany, USA
Jerzy Gazdzicki, Poland
Matti Holopainen, Finland
Antonio Morais Arnaud, Portugal
Executive Secretary
Mrs E.M. Fendel, Delft, The Netherlands
All information concerning the conference available at http://www.udms.net


APDU 2001 Pre-conference Workshops

APDU 2001, the Association of Public Data Users’ annual conference, will be held Oct. 15-17 at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. The theme this year is “Democratization of Data:Impact on Access, Producers, Disseminators, and Users.” Check out the APDU web site for more detail on the conference (http://www.apdu.org/).

On Sunday, Oct. 14, two pre-conference workshops (half day each) have been scheduled at the Marriott Crystal City (1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, 22202). For attendees of APDU 2001, the State Data Center National Meeting, or the Federal Depository Library Conference, the workshop rate is $75 per workshop.

WORKSHOP A, 9:00a-noon, is “HOW WE DOIN’? Lessons from the Big City to the Heartland: Data and Resources to Evaluate the Status of Local Areas”

This workshop will present information on the resources that researchers employ to measure changes in population, housing and employment in local areas.New York City, selectedsmaller urban areas, and one rural area serve as case studies to demonstrate how these data are used. While major federal survey programs are covered, special emphasis will be placed on selected federal, state and local administrative records that are used to study population, housing and employment.The goal of the workshop is to provide participants with concrete illustrations that will enable them to explore the efficacy of the data for the local areas that they serve.

The workshop is intended for intermediaries that provide data and consultant services to clients in local areas on the status of population, housing and employment.The strategies and principles involved in the dissemination of data are particularly useful for persons who provide services within the library community, the State Data Center program and as members of local governments, the media, and other organizations that need to monitor the status of local areas.

WORKSHOP B, 1:00p-4:00p, is “Census 2000 Products: Concepts and Use”

While the decennial census has become more accessible with the proliferation of electronic dissemination, the complexities of census concepts and the difficulties of applying the data remain. In fact, in some ways, dissemination is more difficult than ever for intermediaries who attempt to help end user clients with unprecedented access to data but only limited understanding of the concepts underlying the numbers. In 1990, basic knowledge of printed publications and CD-ROMs could suffice. Today, electronic data retrieval systems using customized software are capable of performing sophisticated queries and giving users more flexibility, but intermediaries need greater knowledge of the form and structure of the data and the varied modes of accessing them. This workshop attempts to fill the void by providing data intermediaries with key information on census concepts, the structure and form of census data files and query systems, and the various modes that are available to retrieve and mine the data.

This workshop is intended for Intermediaries who provide data, reference, and consultant services to clients with varied levels of census expertise in any sector.

For more information on what the workshops will cover, see the APDU conference/workshop program site by clicking the icons at www.apdu.org.

Telephone: (703) 807-2327
Fax: (703) 528-2857
Postal address: APDU 2001 Conference, P.O. Box 12538, Arlington, VA 22219
Electronic mail: apdu@apdu.org

APDU 2001 Conference Program Coordinators:
Jocelyn Tipton (cfjtt@eiu.edu)
Verna Learnard (verna.learnard@bea.doc.gov)

4. WAML News and Notes

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/.

WAML Officers as of July 1, 2001

Christopher J.J. Thiry
Map Librarian
Arthur Lakes Library
Colorado School of Mines
PO Box 4029
Golden, CO 80401-0029
(303) 273-3697
Fax (303) 273-3199

Vice President/President Elect
Richard Spohn

Muriel Strickland
2465 Baja Cerro Circle
San Diego, CA 92019

Wendie Helms
Map Collection
Science Library
University of California - Riverside
P.O. Box 5900
Riverside CA 92517-5900
(909) 787-6423

Past President
David Deckelbaum
University of California, Los Angeles
Maps and Government Information
4510 Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Business Manager
Richard E. Soares
Brigham Young University
P.O. Box 1667
Provo, UT 84603-1667
(801) 378-6179

To submit items for release in News and Notes, contact the Editor, Adonna Fleming acflemi@unco.edu

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