WAML
NEWS & NOTES

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

Electronic Version, Part 08, August, 1999. To be included in a future print version of the Information Bulletin.

1. News
      1.1 WAML Fall Meeting at Golden, Colorado
      1.2 Maps/GIS Librarian position open at Michigan State University
      1.3 Keep your old editions!
      1.4 Digital Sanborn files
      1.5 Visual Resources Association (VRA)
      1.6 National Geographic Society sending a US map to every school
      1.7 FGDC Geospatial Standards
      1.8 Calcutta renamed to Kolkata
      1.9 Guidelines for the use of Field 856
      1.10 Announcement from Canada Geological Survey
      1.11 Trying to make APSRS work with Windows NT?
      1.12 Volunteers to help map roads in the San Francisco Peaks area
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 Geographic Ties
        2.2.2 Index to Cartographic Journal available
        2.2.3 New books from ESRI
        2.2.4 San Francisco Green Map : a guide to environmentally responsible living in the city by the bay
        2.2.5 Canadiana: The National Bibliography
        2.2.6 Central Asia map
        2.2.7 TopoUSA 2.0
        2.2.8 Map Sheets Express
        2.2.9 Early American surveyors and their instruments
        2.2.10 TIGER/Line 1997 Database from Blue Marble Geographics
      2.3 Articles of Interest
        2.3.1 Arizona Geographic Information Council Newsletter
        2.3.2 Cartographic Journal
        2.3.3 Cartography and Geographic Information Science
        2.3.4 Geo World
        2.3.5 Journal of Geography in Higher Education
        2.3.6 Mapping Sciences and Remote Sensing
        2.3.7 Mercator's World
        2.3.8 RLG DigiNews
        2.3.9 Science
      2.4 Internet resources
        2.4.1 GIS choropleth maps available on Web
        2.4.2 University of Calgary's Index to Airphotos online
        2.4.3 Idaho Geospatial Data Center
        2.4.4 Mathematical data for bibliographic description
        2.4.5 GIS Discussion Groups & Lists
        2.4.6 International Map Collectors' Society
        2.4.7 Unusual maps on the Web
        2.4.8 Mappa.Mundi
        2.4.9 Classical Atlas Project revised
        2.4.10 Geographic Cutters for California Places
        2.4.11 Compass Rose
        2.4.12 London Topographical Society
        2.4.13 Update Odden's Bookmarks
        2.4.14 New web site for ACMLA
        2.4.15 GIS Solutions for livable communities
        2.4.16 New internet map store
        2.4.17 Mapping Applications in Community Networks
        2.4.18 Center for International Earth Science Information Network
        2.4.19 Georeferenced Population Data Sets of Mexico
        2.4.20 Free Geographic Clip Art
3. Meetings and other educational opportunities
      3.1 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
4. Contributors to this issue
5. The Western Association of Map Libraries

1. News

1.1 WAML Fall Meeting at Golden, Colorado

WAML is pleased to announce that the agenda and registration information for our Fall 1999 Western Association of Map Libraries meeting have been posted to our web site. This Fall's conference is October 20--23, and is being held on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. The conference takes place directly before the annual GSA and GIS meetings in Denver (October 23--27).

You should have received registration information via the postal mail regarding the Fall WAML conference in Golden, Colorado. If you haven't and would like the information via postal mail, send an email to Chris Thiry at cthiry@mines.edu. You can also print a copy of the registration page from the conference web site at http://www.mines.edu/library/maproom/waml.html. Remember, registration is due October 11, 1999. If you plan to go on the field trip to Pikes Peak, it is due September 29, 1999.

Highlights of the conference include talks by Hal Shelton (cartographer) and members of the US Geological Survey, a visit to the US Geological Survey's Rocky Mountain Mapping Center and warehouse, and a field trip to the top of Pike's Peak. Registration is $25. The banquet is $34. The field trip is $21. I have reserved a block of hotel rooms for $55/night/double occupancy.

For more information, please see http://www.mines.edu/library/maproom/waml.html.

1.2 Maps/GIS Librarian position open at Michigan State University - The Map/GIS Librarian position at Michigan State University is open. For more information, see http://carousel.lis.uiuc.edu/~jobs/BY/Location/job/33195.html.

1.3 Keep your old editions!

A message from Ross Togashi alerts us all about how much all of the revised USGS topographical quad maps of the each state through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) have changed.

The 7.5 minute quads are being recast from the North American Datum of 1927 (NAD27) to the more accurage North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). With this change in datum, the sheet boundaries will shift slightly. These new maps (and the new DLGs and DRGs) will therefore not matchup with the older map boundaries.

If your map library is withdrawing older editions as the newer sheets are received and added, a common practice among many FDLP map libraries, you may be losing map data (at least temporarily) until adjacent sheets are later received in future depository shipments.

Vicki Lukas of the USGS has been very kind in providing a webpage that describes the Hawai'i Revision Project and among other very interesting things, addresses this map concern regarding the datum shift.

If you are interested, please take a look at ftp://pokey.wr.usgs.gov/pub/avaughn/CR_DATA/revision/index.html

1.4 Digital Sanborn files

The company that bought Sanborn provides digital files on demand. The contact person is Tina Thomas, Vice President, E. Data Resources, 3530 Post Road, Southport, CT 06490.

Environmental Risk Information & Imaging Services provides digital Sanborns - they may be limited to those maps that are in the public domain. ERIIS is at 505 Huntmar Park Drive, Suite 200, Herndon, VA 22070. Phone 800-989-0402.

By late fall, Environmental Data Resources and the Library of Congress should have digital Sanborns available for one or two select cities. I think that Chicago and Los Angeles will be the first geographies released under a ten-year project which is supposed to make the maps from both organizations available via the Internet and other electronic media.

1.5 Visual Resources Association (VRA)

The VRA is a professional association devoted to the study of visual materials - their history, production, conservation, and accessibility. Our international membership includes slide and photograph curators; electronic media professionals; film and video librarians; photo archivists; slide, microform, and digital image producers; rights and reproduction officials; photographers; art historians; and others concerned with visual materials. We are dedicated to informing our members of developments in our field.

The VRA sponsors an electronic listserv, VRA-L. To subscribe, send the message: Subscribe VRA-L your full name (e.g.: SUBSCRIBE VRA-L Jane Doe) to: LISTSERV@uafsysb.uark.edu.

The VRA web site is at http://www.vra.oberlin.edu.

For additional information and membership application, please contact Arlene Arzigian, VRA Membership Director, at: arzigian@acs.bu.edu

1.6 National Geographic Society sending a US map to every school

The Arizona Republic (from 9/15/98, p.A6) had a short notice that the National Geographic Society will send every school in the U.S. a laminated, 4' x 6' map of the world this month. One side of the map shows political boundaries current as of June 1998, the other side "a picture of the physical world" based on satellite imagery. Creating and distributing the will cost $1,000,000.

1.7 FGDC Geospatial Standards

The Federal Geographic Data Committee coordinates the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) which enables organizations to cooperatively produce and share geographic Data. The FGDC is developing geospatial Data standards for implementing the NSDI, in consultation and cooperation with State, local, and tribal governments, the private sector and academic community, and, to the extent feasible, the international community. A list of the FGDC geospatial data standards can now be found on the FGDC Web site: http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/standards.html

You can download the standards from http://www.fgdc.gov/publications/publications.html.

1.8 Calcutta renamed to Kolkata

From the Associated Press, July 21, 1999 - "Calcutta will soon join a rising number of Indian cities trying to shrug off their colonial legacy by reverting to its indigenous name. The capital of India's West Bengal state will be known by the Bengali version of its name, Kolkata, as of next month when it celebrates its 309th birthday, the state legislature decided Tuesday."

1.9 Guidelines for the use of Field 856

The Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress has revised the document Guidelines for the Use of Field 856. The document includes guidance on all changes to the field up through July 1999 and includes among other changes a new section on usage of the field in bibliographic or holdings records. The document is available at http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/856guide.html.

1.10 Announcement from Canada Geological Survey

As of April 1, 1999 there will be a subscription charge of $25.00 per year ($32.50 outside Canada) if you wish to continue receiving a paper copy of the Geological Survey of Canada Information Circular.

The Information Circular is available at http://www.NRCan.gc.ca/gsc/gicd/pubs/publish.html.

If you wish to continue receiving the paper version of the Information Circular, please contact Tom Lagroix, GSC Bookstore, 601 Booth Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0E8 or email gsc_bookstore@gsc.NRCan.gc.ca.

1.11 Trying to make APSRS work with Windows NT?

This answer is from Mark Thomas at Duke University - There's a configuration file called _dw_.cfg

Use a plain text editor like Notepad or Wordpad to open this file and edit a single line in it.

The line for "Driver" points to a default drive that we think was some sort of DOS environment variable. This needs to be changed to point to the real CD-ROM drive (in our case, the E: drive):

Driver = "E:\"

This allowed the program to run on an NT workstation.

1.12 Volunteers to help map roads in the San Francisco Peaks area

"The Grand Canyon Trust and the U.S. Forest Service are asking for volunteers to help map all existing roads in the San Francisco Peaks area. That's about 270 square miles. Roads often affect wildlife and the natural habitat of animals and plants."

"Volunteers will collect information with Global Positioning System units, record detailed information in each road, and take photographs for documentation. Maps will then be made and the information will be used to manage roads in a more systematic and thoughtful way in the area, according to the Trust." from Arizona Daily Sun 7/30/99 p.1

2. New Maps, Books, Etc.

2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell

ALASKA

Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. 4200 hz coplanar resistivity contours for the northeastern portion of the Koyukuk mining district, eastern Brooks Range, Alaska. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360. The Division's Report of investigations no. 98-10, pub. 1999. OCLC #41965085

Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. 7200 Hz coplanar resistivity of part of the Fortymile Mining District, Alaska: southern Eagle and northern Tanacross quadrangles. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360. The Division's Report of investigations no. 99-3, pub. 1999. OCLC #41668221

Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. 7200 Hz coplanar resistivity of part of the Livengood Mining District, Alaska: central Livengood quadrangle. Scale 1:63,360. The Division's Report of investigations no. 99-6, pub. 1999.

Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. 900 Hz coplanar resistivity of part of the Fortymile Mining District, Alaska: southern Eagle and northern Tanacross quadrangles. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360. The Division's Report of investigations no. 99-2, pub. 1999. OCLC #41668255

Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. 900 Hz coplanar resistivity of part of the Livengood Mining District, Alaska: central Livengood quadrangle. Scale 1:63,360. The Division's Report of investigations no. 99-5, pub. 1999. OCLC #41668217

Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. Total field magnetics of part of the Fortymile Mining District, Alaska: southern Eagle and northern Tanacross quadrangles. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360. The Division's Report of investigations no. 99-1, pub. 1999. OCLC #41668219

Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. Total field magnetics of part of the Livengood Mining District, Alaska: central Livengood quadrangle. Scale 1:63,360. The Division's Report of investigations no. 99-4, pub. 1999. OCLC #41668224

University of Alaska Fairbanks. Alaska in maps: a thematic atlas. 1 atlas (99 p.), scales vary. Pub. by the University, 1998. OCLC #41668214

ARIZONA

Billingsley, George H., and Hampton, Haydee M. Physiographic rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, a digital database. Original scale 1:125,000. USGS Open-file report no. 99-30, pub. 1999. Access via WWW at http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of99-30. OCLC #41876785

CALIFORNIA

Mendel, Carol. Carol Mendel's California visitor's map. Scale ca. 1:2,027,520. San Diego, CA: Carol Mendel, 1998. OCLC #41967400

Minor, Scott A. Preliminary geologic map of the San Guillermo Mountain quadrangle, Ventrua County, California. Original scale 1:24,000. Version 1.0, last modified May 4, 1999. USGS Open-file report no. 99-32, pub. 1999. Access via WWW at http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-99-0032. OCLC #41836025

Vivid Publishing, Inc. Professor Higbee's streams of Northern California. Scale ca. 1:500,000. Montoursville, PA: Vivid Publishing, 1998. OCLC #41660805

Walter, Stephen R. Seismicity maps of the San Francisco and San Jose 1-degree x 2-degree quadrangles, California, for the period 1967-1993. 2 maps, scale 1:250,000 and 1:24,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2580, pub. 1999. OCLC #41751702

COLORADO

American Map Corporation. Colorado, Utah road map. 2 maps on 1 sheet, scales 1:1,060,000 and 1:1,120,000. Maspeth, NY: American Map Corporation, 1998. OCLC #41966966

Carroll, Christopher J., et al. Geologic map of the Ludwig Mountain quadrangle, La Plata County, Colorado. Scale 1:24,000. Colorado Geological Survey Open file report no. 98-2, pub. 1998. OCLC #41982913

Church, S. E. Determination of pre-mining geochemical conditions and paleoecology in the Animas River Watershed, Colorado. Scale not given. Last modified Monday, Feb. 8, 1999. USGS Open-file report no. 99-38. Access via WWW at http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-99-0038. OCLC #41867777

Colorado Ski Country USA. Colorado's lost resorts. Scale not given. Shows location of closed ski resorts. Denver, Colo.: Colorado Ski Country USA, 1999. OCLC #41983676

Kirkham, Robert M., et al. Geologic map of the Leon quadrangle, Eagle and Garfield Counties, Colorado. Scale 1:24,000. Colorado Geological Survey Open file report no. 98-3, pub. 1998. OCLC #41979990

MacVan Productions. The MacVan Map western slope: region 1. 1 atlas (72 p.), scales differ. Colorado Springs, Co: MacVan Map Co., 1998. OCLC #41966894

U.S. Geological Survey. Pleistocene glaciation in the upper Platte River drainage basin, Colorado. Scale ca. 1:500,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2644, pub. 1999. OCLC #41948785

HAWAII

Fore Better Golf, Inc. Hawaii golf road map. Scale not given. Bloomingdale, IL: Fore Better Golf, 1998. OCLC #41660786

MONTANA

McCafferty, Anne, et al. Merged aeromagnetic and gravity data for Montana, a web site for distribution of gridded data and plot files. Scale variable. USGS Open-file report no. 98-333, pub. 1998. Access via WWW at http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-98-0333. OCLC #41664903

NEVADA

Gans, Philip B. Geologic map of the Little Horse Canyon Quadrangle, Nevada and Utah. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Field Studies no. 20, pub. 1999. --reported by Linda Newman, UNR

Gans, Philip B. Geologic map of the Spring Mountain Quadrangle, Nevada and Utah. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Field Studies no. 18, pub. 1999. --reported by Linda Newman, UNR

Lee, Jeffrey, et al. Geologic map of the Mormon Jack Pass Quadrangle, Nevada and Utah. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Field Studies no. 17, pub. 1999. --reported by Linda Newman, UNR

Lee, Jeffrey, et al. Geologic map of the Mount Moriah Quadrangle, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Field Studies no. 19, pub. 1999. --reported by Linda Newman, UNR

Lee, Jeffrey, et al. Geologic map of the Third Butte East Quadrangle, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Field Studies no. 16, pub. 1999. --reported by Linda Newman, UNR

Miller, Elizabeth. Geologic map of the Old Mans Canyon Quadrangle, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Field Studies no. 21, pub. 1999. --reported by Linda Newman, UNR

Miller, Elizabeth. Geologic map of the Cove Quadrangle, Nevada and Utah. Scale 1:24,000. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Field Studies no. 22, pub. 1999. --reported by Linda Newman, UNR

OREGON

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 #41946561

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Thomas Bros. Maps. Pacific Northwest road atlas and driver's guide: Oregon, Washington, Southwestern British Columbia, and western Idaho. 1 atlas (various pagings), scales differ. Irvine, CA: Thomas Bros. Maps, 1998. OCLC #41468254

UTAH

Higgins, Janice M. Interim geologic map of the White Hills quadrangle, Washington County, Utah. Scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological Survey Open-file report no. 352, pub. 1998. OCLC #41883253

Latitude 40 Degrees Inc. Hiking, 4WD Moab west: mountain biking & recreation. 4th ed. Scale 1:75,000. Boulder, CO: Latitude 40 Degrees, 1998. OCLC #41660954

Morgan, Craig D. Petroleum geology of Cisco Dome area, Grand County, Utah. 4 sheets of maps and charts. Utah Geological Survey Oil and gas fields study no. 19, pub. 1999. OCLC #41670807

WASHINGTON STATE

Finn, C. Merged aeromagnetic data for Washington [State], a web site for distribution of gridded data and plot files. USGS Open-file report no. 98-241, pub. 1998. Access via WWW: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-98-0241. OCLC #41713399

Hanford site atlas. 1 atlas (various pagings). Richland, WA: Hanford Geographic Information System, Environmental Technologies Data Management, Bechtel Hanford, Inc., 1998. Also available online at: http://www.bhi-erc.com/dm/hgis/hgis.htm. OCLC #41668205

Washington State Dept. of Transportation. Interstate 90 bicycle & pedestrian trail: Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue. Scale not given. [Lacey, Wash.?]: Washington State Dept. of Transportation, pub. 1998? OCLC #41958277

WESTERN STATES

Bartholomew. Collins United States of America, western. Scale 1:2,500,000. Hammersmith, London: Collins, 1998. OCLC #41660823

WYOMING

U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Wyoming historic trails. Scale ca. 1:760,320. [Washington, D.C.?]: The Bureau, 1998. OCLC #41660712

Wyoming Dept. of Transportation. Wyoming county maps: complete set. 1 atlas (94 leaves), scale ca. 1:200,000. Title of each map: General highway map ... County, Wyoming. Individual maps dated from 1985 through 1998. Cheyenne: Wyoming Dept. of Transportation, 1998. OCLC #41659864.

2.2 Other New Materials

2.2.1 Geographic Ties

2.2.2 Index to Cartographic Journal available

The British Cartographic Society has published its Index to Volumes 1 to 33 of the Cartographic Journal, covering 1964-96. The 160 pages include a comprehensive subject index and lists of authors and articles. It is not available electronically.

2.2.3 New books from ESRI

2.2.4 San Francisco Green Map: A Guide to Environmentally Responsible Living in the City by the Bay

Project Drum and Green City Project. San Francisco Green Map: A Guide to Environmentally Responsible Living in the City by the Bay. [1st ed.] [San Francisco, Calif. : The Project, 1998] Scale [ca. 1:36,000] Free. Send a legal size SASE (32 cents for 1 copy, 55 cents for 2 copies) to Project Drum, P.O. Box 31251, San Francisco, CA 94131.

2.2.5 Canadiana: The National Bibliography

Covering the years 1973 to 1997, Canadiana includes records for monographs, serials, theses, microforms, government documents, sheet music and scores, sound recordings, video recordings, CD-ROMs and much more. In addition, Canadiana lists titles published outside Canada that are of special interest because they are about Canadian topics or are written by Canadian authors. Cat. No. SN2-2-1997-MRC. ISSN 1480-7378

2.2.6 Central Asia map

Gizamap. 1999. Central Asia map : showing Kazakhstan (South), Kyrgyzstan, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan (East), Uzbekistan. Scale 1:1,750,000. Printed in Hungary

2.2.7 TopoUSA 2.0

DeLorme TopoUSA 2.0 software is digital topographic map software. It includes 20-foot contour intervals based on the new USGS DEM (digital elevation model) database, More than 300,000 miles of trails, New drawing tools, GPS (global positioning system) interface, 3D viewer to see terrain from almost any angle and printing capabilities. There are regional discs also available. See http://www.maps4u.com for more information.

2.2.8 Map Sheets Express

MapSheets Express is the free viewing and mapping tool from ERDAS, for working with imagery and vector map data. Bring in data from ERDAS IMAGINE, ESRI's ArcView and Arc/Info, TIFF and JPEG, as well as Imagery Web Sites like Microsoft TerraServer Multiple view support - have multiple windows open at once Explore the data with easy-to-use viewing tools, such as dynamic zoom, pan and measure. Map Sheets Express -- free download including sample data from http://www.erdas.com/msx/.

2.2.9 Early American surveyors and their instruments

Bedini, Silvio. 1999. Early American surveyors and their instruments. $48 US + $5 shipping and handling. To order, call:301-682-6101.

2.2.10 TIGER/Line 1997 Database from Blue Marble Geographics

TIGER/Line 97 Database CD-ROMs by Blue Marble Geographics -- detailed street and polygon database for GIS applications. You get exact digital copies of the six U.S. Bureau TIGER/Line 97 CDs. The TIGER/Line 97 Map Kit product includes a versatile TIGER to Shape or TIGER to MIF translator and a royalty free copy of the six TIGER/Line 97 CDs, all for only $399. See http://www.bluemarblegeo.com/products.asp?id=6 for more information.

2.3 Articles of Interest

2.3.1 Arizona Geographic Information Council Newsletter

2.3.2 Cartographic Journal, June 1, 1999, v. 36, no. 1 - Entire issue

2.3.3 Cartography and Geographic Information Science, July 1, 1999, v. 26, no. 3 - Entire issue

2.3.4 Geo World, August 1, 1999, v. 12, no. 8DA AUG 01 1999 v 12 n 8

2.3.5 Journal of Geography in Higher Education, July 1999

2.3.6 Mapping Sciences and Remote Sensing, April 1, 1999, v. 36, no. 2

2.3.7 Mercator's World, September/October 1999

2.3.8 RLG DigiNews, August 1998

2.3.9 Science, July 30, 1999

2.4 Internet Resources

2.4.1 GIS Choropleth Maps available on Web

Check out a feature available on the Government Information Sharing Project Web site at http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu. GIS choropleth maps are available for selected variables in the USA Counties Database. Select "AREA COMPARISONS - GRAPHICAL OPTIONS" from the USA Counties start page to view a graphical representation of the data on a county-by-county comparison.

2.4.2 University of Calgary's Index to Airphotos online

The Maps and Airphotos Collection of the University of Calgary Library has available an index and database of the sets of airphotos held in the collection. The original database was developed under the direction of Helen Clarke using Paradox. The database is available over the web.

The database provides an index of which sets of airphotos have coverage within each 1:50,000 NTS map sheet across Canada. Users who know the the 1:50,000 NTS number can search the database directly. If the site of interest is in Alberta, the user can click on a series of web-based maps that allow the user to determine the 1:50,000 map sheet and then search the database.

The database will tell a user what coverage is available for a 1:50,000 map sheet without the user having to visit the Airphoto Collection. However, the flight line indexes must still be consulted at the Airphoto Collection before the user can determine the coverage for a particular location within the 1:50,000 map sheet.

A set of instructions on how to find airphotos, is available at http://www.ucalgary.ca/library/maps/airphotos/index.htm and includes access to the database and the map index.

2.4.3 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. Check the site at http://geolibrary.uidaho.edu/.

2.4.4 Mathematical Data for Bibliographic Description

Jan Smits of the Royal Library, The Hague, maintains a web page of Mathematical data for bibliographic description, including map scale conversions, see http://www.konbib.nl/kb/skd/skd/mathemat.htm.

2.4.5 GIS Discussion Groups & Lists

There's a web page entitled "GIS Discussion Groups & Lists." It includes more general lists too (such as MAPHIST) and is annotated with a scope note and instructions on subscribing. URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~rpminfonet/gislist.html.

2.4.6 International Map Collectors' Society - The Society's site at http://www.harvey27.demon.co.uk/imcos/ gives comprehensive coverage of the society and its events.

2.4.7 Unusual maps on the Web - At http://www.ctmap.com/gisnet/notebook/unusual.htm.

2.4.8 Mappa.Mundi

A new online monthly magazine called Mappa.Mundi Magazine is available at http://mappa.mundi.net/. The magazine covering cyberspace issues, information and community from a cartographic and geographic perspective.

2.4.9 Classical Atlas Project Revised

The American Philological Association's Classical Atlas Project announces a major revision of the project's web site at http://www.unc.edu/depts/cl_atlas. This revision coincides with announcement of firm publication availability for The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, Richard J.A. Talbert, ed. by Princeton University Press in September 2000. The revised web site provides all-new samples of maps and accompanying materials, as well as a complete list of the atlas' contents.

2.4.10 Geographic Cutters for California Places

Lists of Geographic Cutter numbers for California regions and cities (mostly authenticated by LC) are available at:

2.4.11 Compass Rose - See "Origins of the Compass Rose Symbology" by Bill Thoen athttp://www.gisnet.com/gis/notebook/comprose.html

2.4.12 London Topographical Society - The London Topographical Society has a website at http://www.topsoc.org/.

2.4.13 Update Odden's Bookmarks - Update your bookmark for the amazing Odden's Bookmarks site for cartographic information. The site has been redesigned too. At http://oddens.geog.uu.nl/index.html.

2.4.14 New web site for ACMLA - ACMLA has a new site at http://www.acmla.org.

2.4.15 GIS Solutions for Livable Communities

The Southern California Association of Governments funded the development of the NMT for Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino Counties, prepared by a team led by Marc A. Futtrman and Associates. The purpose of the plan is to establish a regional framework for developing walkable neighborhoods linked to transit, bicycles and motorized transportation. The goal is to reduce vechicle miles traveled and increase environmental benefits such as reduced air pollution and traffic congestion. See http://www.scag.ca.gov/livable/research.htm.

2.4.16 New Internet Map Store

LANDINFO.com, the Internet's destination for digital map products, unveiled its new 1000+ page Online Map Store. The new Internet outlet, developed by LAND INFO International, the leading digital map producer, will offer exclusive high-resolution, geo-referenced map products at below-market prices. The databank includes over 2 million geo-referenced, high-resolution products, including topographic maps, parcel tax maps, contour maps, and digital elevation models (DEM) for over 60 countries. Visit them at http://www.landinfo.com.

2.4.17 Mapping Applications in Community Networks

Bailey, Andrew. Mapping Applications in Community Networks - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the potential that mapping can bring to Community Information Networks. Community networks provide an interchange of local information through an electronic medium. They reflect a broad range of interests that define a community. It was suspected that the majority of uses could be fulfilled by a limited set of data and only a few mapping functions. This study has shown that it is not the technology that limits the mapping involvement in Community Information Networks but rather a set of institutional problems.

2.4.18 Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) - Center for International Earth Science Information Network Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center is available at http://www.ramarama.freeserve.co.uk/.

2.4.19 Georeferenced Population Data Sets of Mexico

For GIS of Mexican states, municipalities, and islands, 1990, in Arc/Info export format. In this dataset, the boundaries of the Mexican states and municipalites that share borders with the United States are consistent with those from TIGER95. Attributes include selected demographic and socioeconomic variables from INEGI. Files are available through ftp. See http://sedac.ciesin.org/home-page/mexico.html

2.4.20 Free Geographic Clip Art

At absolutely no-charge, all clip art featured can be used (without) our written approval on any web site, or intranet site, worldwide. Our only restriction is that it cannot be resold under any condition. If feasible on your site, we would very much appreciate a link (of any kind) back to our site. See http://www.graphicmaps.com/clipart.htm.

3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities

3.1 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, Etc.

Maps and Nations: Discovering and Debating the Interaction Between Society and Cartography -- a summer seminar for graduate students at The Newberry Library, Chicago, June 21-August 13, 1999.

International Cartographic Association Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 14 - 21 August 1999. This is a joint meeting including the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA). For more information, please visit http://www.uottawa.ca/library/map/acmlaica.html.

The 65th Council and General Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Bangkok, Thailand, 22 - 28 August 1999.

Managing Digital GeoData in Libraries, A Workshop 26 August 1999, Bangkok. Section of Geography and Map Libraries of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).

Map Curators' Workshop and British Cartographic Society Symposium, Conference CEntre, University of Glasgow, 9 - 12 September 1999. For more information, see http://www.cartography.org.uk/.

Aurora Partnership 1999 Conference, Place-based Decision-support Systems, Fayetteville, AR, 28 - 29 September 1999

The 14th Annual Northwest ESRI User's Group Conference, Sunriver, Oregon, September 29 - October 1, 1999. Theme: GIS From the Ground Up.

Digital Gazetteer Information Exchange Workshop, Washington, D.C., October 12-14, 1999.

The focus of the workshop is on the role of gazetteers as a mediating asset for the U.S. Digital Government Initiative (NSF). The workshop will (1) develop an understanding of the potential of indirect spatial referencing of information resources through geographic names and (2) identify the research and policy issues associated with the development of digital gazetteer information exchange. A description of the workshop can be found at the DGIE Workshop web page: http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/~lhill/dgie/DGIEworkshop.htm.

1999 WAML Fall Meeting, Golden, CO, 20 - 23 October 1999.

Maps and Society (Warburg Institute, London), Ninth Series Programme for 1999-2000

Meetings are held at the University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB at 5.00 pm on a THURSDAY.

Consortium for Geographic Information Conference. "Driven By Data." Los Angeles, California, November 1999. See http://www.gita.org for more information.

7th ACM International Symposium on Geographic Information Systems, Kansas City, 5 - 6 November, 1999. See http://www.dcc.unicamp.br/~cmbm/acmgis99.

1999 Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Fort Worth, Texas, 11 - 14 November 1999. The meeting will include several sessions on Historical GIS.

GIS Day, 19 November 1999. See http://www.gisday.com.

The National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers (AAG), and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) are announcing the first annual GIS Day, to be held November 19, 1999. GIS Day will be a global event where users of GIS technology open their doors to schools, businesses, and the general public to showcase real-world applications of this exciting technology that uses geography.

GIS Day is a grassroots event that formalizes the practice of geographic information systems (GIS) users and vendors of opening their doors to schools, businesses, and the general public to showcase real-world applications of this important technology.

The International Symposium on Digital Earth (ISDE), Beijing, China, 29 November - 2 December 1999. For more information on this Symposium, see website http://www.digitalearth.net.cn/de99.htm.

Pecora 14 Land Satellite Information III: Demonstrating the value of satellite imagery. Doubletree Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 6 - 10 December 1999. The imaging and geospatial society, ASPRS is the organizer. For more imformation, see http://www.asprs.org.

Association of American Geographers, Pittsburgh, PA, 4 - 8 April 2000. There will be several sessions related to Historical GIS at the annual conference. The initial proposal is for four sessions, entitled as follows:

Historical GIS Workshop: Mapping Europe's Boundaries and Borders, Florence, Italy, June 2000. For more information, see the site http://www.esf.org/hp/call99.htm.

40th Annual Conference of the Western History Association, San Antonio, TX, 11 - 14 October 2000.

4. Contributors

Lucinda M. Hall hallx030@tc.umn.edu
Katherine L. Rankin krankin@nevada.edu
Ken Rockwell krockwel@library.utah.edu
Dale Steele dasteel@dlapr.lib.az.us
Chris Thiry cthiry@mines.edu
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.

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

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Lucinda M. Hall
Borchert Map Library
(612) 624 - 5757
hallx030@tc.umn.edu

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