WAML NEWS & NOTES
August 1998

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

Electronic Version - August 1998. To be included in a future print version of the "Information Bulletin."

1. News
      1.1 Penn State use Intergraph's GeoMedia products for GIS certificate program
2. New Maps, Books, etc.
      2.1 New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell
      2.2 Articles Of Interest
        2.2.1 Colorado Libraries
      2.3 Internet Resources
        2.3.1 Idaho Geospatial Data Center
3. Meetings And Other Educational Opportunities
      3.1 6th ACM Symposium on Geographic Information Systems, Washington, DC, 6 - 7 November 1998
      3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
4. Contributors to This Issue
5. The Western Association of Map Libraries

1. News

1.1 Penn State use Intergraph's GeoMedia products for GIS certificate program

Pennsylvania State University and Intergraph Corporation announced that Intergraph's GeoMedia products will serve as the foundation for Penn State's World Campus GIS certificate program. According to program coordinator and director of the George F. Deasy Geographics Laboratory, David DiBiase, "We selected the GeoMedia software products because of the well-designed software engineering. The software is designed in such a way that customization can be done to enhance the learning experience and to make things easier for the distance GIS learner."

The World Campus GIS program is in response to the recent boom in the spread of GIS technology, with a distance-learning program focusing on training employees of organizations using GIS. According to Penn State research, while software and hardware are increasingly available for GIS applications, most workers are not prepared to take advantage of the technology. For more information visit the Website at http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/.

2. New Maps, Books, etc.

2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell

ALASKA

Richter, Donald H. Geologic map of the Nabesna A-6 quadrangle, Alaska. Scale 1:63,360. USGS Open-file report 97-475, pub. 1998. OCLC #39454058

ARIZONA

Arizona Off Road Adventures. Mountain bike rides of the Tucson area. 3 maps, scales ca. 1:72,400 and ca. 1:42,240. Tucson, AZ : Arizona Off Road Adventures, 1997. OCLC #39414283

Beartooth Maps. Superstition Wilderness, Arizona, topographic map. Scale ca. 1:40,000. Big Sky, MT : Beartooth Maps, 1997. OCLC #39401338

Jones, Stan. Stan Jones' Lake Powell country and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Arizona and Utah. Scale 1:168,960. Page, Ariz. : Sun Country Publications, 1997. OCLC #39449920

Sanborn Map Company. Fire insurance maps from the Sanborn Map Company Archives: late 19th century to 1990, Arizona. 2 microfilm reels. Bethesda, MD : University Publications of America, 1996. OCLC #39458480

Southern Arizona Rescue Association. Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona: a trail and recreation map. Scale 1:62,500. 7th ed. Tucson, Ariz. : Rainbow Expeditions, 1997. OCLC #39401663

CALIFORNIA

California Dept. of Water Resources, San Joaquin District. Lines of equal elevation of water in wells, unconfined aquifer, San Joaquin Valley : Spring 1997. Scale ca. 1:253,440. Fresno: The District, 1997. OCLC #39428588

Dibblee, Thomas Wilson. Geologic map of the Mt. Wilson and Azusa quadrangles, Los Angeles County, California. Scale 1:24,000. Santa Barbara, CA. : Dibblee Geological Foundation, 1998. OCLC #39474897

U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Eagle Lake Field Office. Recreation guide for northeastern California and northwestern Nevada. Scale 1:126,720. Susanville, CA : The Office, 1997. OCLC #39488033

HAWAII

Heliker, C. C. The Puu oo - Kupaianaha eruption of Kilauea, November 1991-February 1994, field data and flow maps. 4 maps on 2 sheets, scale 1:50,000. USGS Open-file report 98-103, pub. 1998.OCLC #39463065

IDAHO

Miller, Alan William. Atlas of Idaho general elections by county, 1994-1996. 1 atlas (xi, 119 p.), scale not given. Richmond, Va. : Klipsan Press, 1997. OCLC #39611236

MONTANA

Bergantino, Robert N. The Route and campsites of Lewis and Clark, 1805-1806 : mouth of the Yellowstone River - Summit of Lolo Pass. Scale ca. 1:1,080,000. [Butte, Montana? : Robert N. Bergantino?], 1997. OCLC #39468446

Kellogg, Karl S. and Williams, Van S. Geologic map of the Ennis 30-minute x 60-minute quadrangle, Madison and Gallatin Counties, Montana. Scale 1:100,000. USGS Open-file report 97-851, pub. 1998. OCLC #39495536

Ponce, David A., and Moring, Barry C. Drill-hole lithology map of the Winnemucca 1:250,000-scale quadrangle, Nevada. Scale 1:250,000. USGS Open-file report 98-220, pub. 1998. OCLC #39457213

NEVADA

Conners, K. A., et al. Geologic map of the northeastern Bullfrog Hills and vicinity, southern Nye County, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map no.112, pub. 1998. Reported by Linda Newman, UNR

DePolo, Diana M. Earthquakes in Nevada, 1852-1996. Scale 1:1,000,000. Reno : Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, pub. 1998. Reported by Linda Newman, UNR

Henry, Christopher D., et al. Geologic map of the Mount Blitzen quadrangle, Elko County, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map no.110, pub. 1998. Reported by Linda Newman, UNR

John, David A. Geologic map of the Wonder Mountain quadrangle, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map no.109, pub. 1998. Reported by Linda Newman, UNR

Jones, A. Elizabeth. Geologic map of the Delvada Spring quadrangle, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Field studies map no.13, pub. 1998. Reported by Linda Newman, UNR

Jones, A. Elizabeth. Geologic map of the Hot Springs Peak quadrangle and the southeastern part of the Little Povery quadrangle, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Field studies map no.14, pub. 1998. Reported by Linda Newman, UNR

McKee, Edwin H., et al. Geologic map of the Frazier Creek quadrangle, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Field studies map no.15, pub. 1998. Reported by Linda Newman, UNR

NEW MEXICO

Taylor, David J., and Huffman, A. C. Map showing inferred and mapped basement faults, San Juan Basin and vicinity, New Mexico and Colorado. Scale 1:500,000. USGS Geologic investigations series I-2641, pub. 1998. OCLC #39447133

OREGON

Bacon, Charles R. Volcano hazard zones, volcanic vents, and faults in the Crater Lake Region, Oregon. Scale ca. 1:100,000. USGS Open-file report 97-487, pub. 1997. OCLC #39472897

Evans, James George, and Binger, G. Benjamin. Geologic map of the Westfall Butte 7 1/2 quadrangle, Malheur County, Oregon. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report 97-481, pub. 1997. OCLC #39473395

Priest, George R. Tsunami hazard map of the Seaside-Gearhart area, Clatsop County, Oregon. Scale 1:12,000. Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries, Interpretive map series IMS-3, pub. 1998. OCLC #39636369

U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. Mill Creek Wilderness, Bridge Creek Wilderness, Black Canyon Wilderness, Ochoco National Forest, Oregon. 3 maps on 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. Portland, Or. : The Regional Office, 1998. OCLC #39553533

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATES

Renfro, H. B., et al. Geological highway map of the northern Rocky Mountain region, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming. Scale ca. 1:1,900.000. Tulsa, Okla. : American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1997. OCLC #39555803

WASHINGTON

Lindquist, Robert B., and Peckarshy, David J. R. Mount Baker. Scale 1:100,000. 2nd ed. Vancouver, B.C. : International Travel Maps, 1998. OCLC #39454269

Pater, David E. Ecoregions of western Washington and Oregon. Scale 1:1,350,000. Reston, Va. : U.S. Geological Survey, 1998. OCLC #39529672

WYOMING

Ver Ploeg, Alan J. Preliminary geologic map of the Howell quadrangle, Albany County, Wyoming. Scale 1:24,000. Laramie, Wyo. : Geological Survey of Wyoming, Preliminary geologic map 96-1, pub.1996. OCLC #39466025

2.2 Articles Of Interest

2.3 Internet Resources

2.3.1 Idaho Geospatial Data Center

The Idaho Geospatial Data Center is a digital library for public-domain geographic data of Idaho that is accessible free-of-charge to any group or person in or outside of the state. This central data repository is shared over the Internet to save time, money, and computer resources.

Idaho Geospatial Data Center (IGDC) was created by the collaborative research team from the University of Idaho ( Department of Geography and the UI Library), the Lewis Clark State College (LCSC), and the Idaho Geological Survey. This research project was funded by a major grant from the Idaho Board of Education's Technology Incentive Program.

The infrastructure is comprised of the GeoLibrary software that allows access and retrieves all Digital Line Graphs (DLGs), Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs), Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), and Tiger boundary files for the state of Idaho, and a detailed tutorial to assist the public to access the data. Additionally the site provides interactive links to other Idaho and national spatial data repositories. The site is available at "http://geolibrary.uidaho.edu/."

3. Meetings And Other Educational Opportunities

3.1 Upcoming Meetings in the United States

3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.

11th Annual Conference of the European Map Curator's Group (Groupe des Cartothecaires de LIBER), September 1998. Preliminary information is available at site "http://www.konbib.nl/kb/skd/liber/11th.htm." There is an October 1, 1998 deadline for submission of abstracts for papers.

3rd IEEE Meta-Data Conference, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, US, 6 - 7 April 1999. For more information, see http://www.llnl.gov/liv_comp/metadata/md99/md99.html.

18th International Conference on the History of Cartography, Athens, Greece, 11 - 16 July 1999. The Society for Hellenic Cartography and the National Hellenic Research Foundation in collaboration with Imago Mundi, Ltd organise the conference. The Conference theme is "The Cartography of the Mediterranean World" and any other aspect of the history of cartography.

4. Contributors :

5. The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML)

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