Lucinda M. Hall, Editor
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Electronic Version - November 1998. To be included in a future print version of the "Information Bulletin."
1.1 MAGERT Schedule for ALA Midwinter Conference
1.2 Possible Course in the History of Cartography at the Map Library in the British Library
1.3 Aiding a Masters of Geography Student in New Zealand
1.4 Rand McNally purchases Thomas Brothers
1.5 New Head of Canada Map Office
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 Land Cover Map of Slovakia
2.2.2 Map Librarianship: An Introduction, 3rd edition
2.3 Articles of Interest
2.3.1 American City & County
2.3.3 Geo Info Systems
2.3.4 Idaho Genealogical Society Quarterly
2.3.5 PE&RS : Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing
2.4 Internet Resources
2.4.1 ESRI puts 1995 TIGER/Line files on the Web
2.4.2 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mapping Site
2.4.3 Benchmark Locator
2.4.4 Animated Map of the United States
2.4.5 Data/Boundary files for Chicaga Area
2.4.6 New listserv for Portuguese Speaking Geographers and Cartographers
2.4.7 Current Geographical Publications
2.4.8 Open File Report on MAGERT site
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
1.1 MAGERT Schedule for ALA Midwinter Conference - The schedule of MAGERT meetings for the ALA Midwinter Conference is on the MAGERT website. The URL is http://www.sunysb.edu/libmap/magert1.htm
1.2 Possible Course in the History of Cartography at the Map Library in the British Library - The British Library Map Library is considering offering a course in the history of cartography in its Reading Room in the new building at St Pancras, in Spring or Summer 1999. It is planned to combine academic talks of a general nature with more narrowly focused workshops. The intention is to invite leading experts to assist the Map Library in putting on this course. The aim would be to extend participants' familiarity with different types of maps; to deepen their understanding of the form and content of early maps; and to provide an interpretative framework for map history.
The proposed scenario would be to spread the course over four full-day Saturdays, each comprising two morning talks and an afternoon workshop. There would be a charge to cover costs. An alternative, probably additional, option would be to run a series of introductory talks, aiming to provide a firm grounding for those with an interest in early maps but little existing knowledge.
At this early stage of planning we need to gauge the amount of interest there might be in such an initiative. We also wish to give potential attenders the opportunity of participating in the shaping of such a course. If you feel that there is any possibility that you might be interested in attending, please reply - being sure to include your mailing address - and we will send you a questionnaire. Among other things, this asks which topics would particularly interest you.
Send comments, requests for information to Tony Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org
1.3 Aiding a Masters of Geography Student in New Zealand - A Master of Arts Student studying Geography at the University of Auckland, New Zealand is nearing the completion of his thesis tentatively called "Cartographic Visualisation for Epidemiology." The thesis assesses different visualisation methods that have potential to communicate spatial processes underlying the spread of disease. The final objective of my thesis is to develop a framework that assists the medical community in the selection of effective visualisation tools to communicate particular spatial patterns underlying disease. This is a general request that anyone interested spend 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your GIS/health/cartography experience to go through the his survey. Any data supplied will be analysed as part of the thesis. The survey consists of six pages: 5 visualisation methods, an introduction and a conclusion. There are between 3 and 5 questions per page, and space to add comments, suggestions, etc at the bottom of the pages. Spatial processes are linked to a table of definitions. If you are interested, please visit the site at http://www.geog.auckland.ac.nz/cgi-bin/dan.
For those of you that are interested in the results of this survey, there is a space provided in the survey to enter your email and you will receive results upon completion of the thesis.
1.4 Rand McNally Purchases Thomas Brothers - The Orange County Register reports that Rand McNally will purchase Thomas Brothers Maps of Irvine, CA. They will keep the Thomas Brothers quality brand name for a new and expanded series of similary Thomas Bros-type map books for around the country. From the Orange County Register, November 16,1998.
1.5 New Head of Canada Map Office - Pierre Rochon is the new head of Canada Map Office. He can be reached at 952-7000 ext 249. His e-mail is email@example.com. M. Rochon replaces Donn Mann who was an interim replacement after Earl Price left in the spring.
Hilson, Stephen E. Exploring Alaska & British Columbia. 103 p., chiefly navigation charts. Seattle, WA : Evergreen Pacific Pub. Ltd., 1997. OCLC #40234273
U.S. Forest Service, Alaska Region. The Copper River Delta, Alaska: the Chugach National Forest. Scale ca. 1:228,000. [Juneau, Alaska?]: Forest Service, 1998. OCLC #40188819
Schwerdt Graphic Arts Ltd. Alberta & British Columbia : detailed full colour road map plus metropolitan maps of the major urban centres. Scale 1:2,000,000. Toronto, Ont.: Peter Heiler Ltd., 1997. OCLC #40231421
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of NE Arizona. Scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40220722
Earthwalk Press. Hiking map & guide, Grand Canyon National Park . 7th ed. Scale 1:48,000. Eureka, CA : Earthwalk Press, 1997. OCLC #40048682
Frankel, Arthur D. Seismic-hazard maps for California, Nevada, and western Arizona/Utah. 12 maps, scale 1:2,000,000. USGS Open-file report 97-130, pub. 1997. OCLC #40052764
North Star Mapping. Road map of Arizona and the Four Corners area: including recreation areas, national parks & monuments, famous ghost towns... 2 maps, scales ca. 1:1,050,000 and ca. 1:1,100,000. Flagstaff, AZ: North Star Mapping, 1997. OCLC #40097342
Schwerdt Graphic Arts Ltd. British Columbia : detailed full colour road map plus metropolitan maps of the major urban centres. 1997 ed., scale 1:2,000,000. Toronto, Ont. : Peter Heiler , 1997. OCLC #40231541
Earth Imaging. California, the Golden State. 1 remote-sensing image, scale not given. Studio City, CA : Spaceshots Inc., 1997. OCLC #40060526
Earthwalk Press. Lassen Volcanic National Park : hiking map & guide. Scale 1:48,000. Eureka, CA : Earthwalk Press, 1997. OCLC #40048869
Ernst, Wallace G. Geology of the Sawyers Bar Area, Klamath mountains, California. Scale 1:48,000. Sacramento, CA : California Division of Mines and Geology, 1998. OCLC #40096160
Gamble, Fred. San Pedro Channel, Los Angeles vicinity. Scale 1:234,270. Santa Barbara, CA : Channel Crossings Press, 1998. OCLC #40052741
MapArt. California : colorful, highly detailed road maps with metro area insets. 1998 ed., scale 1:800,000. Toronto, Ont. : Peter Heiler. Ltd., 1998. OCLC #40149168
Ricchiazzi, Ann. Santa Catalina Island. Scale 1:50,000. Santa Barbara, CA :
Channel Crossings Press, 1997. OCLC #40052702
Rockwell Enterprises. California : including: cities, highways, national parks, and points of interest... Scale ca. 1:1013,760. Carson, Calif. : Rockwell Enterprises, 1997. OCLC #40217310
Sonoma County Grape Growers Association. Alexander Valley viticultural area, Sonoma County, California. Sebastopol, Calif. : The Association, 1998. OCLC # 40108954
Sonoma County Grape Growers Association. Dry Creek viticultural area, Sonoma County, California. Sebastopol, Calif. : The Association, 1998. OCLC #40108926
Sonoma County Grape Growers Association. Knights Valley viticultural area, Sonoma County, California. Sebastopol, Calif. : The Association, 1998. OCLC #40108748
Sonoma County Grape Growers Association. Russian River Valley viticultural area, Sonoma County, California : including Chalk Hill & Green Valley viticultural areas. Sebastopol, Calif. : The Association, 1998. OCLC #40108863
Sonoma County Grape Growers Association. Sonoma Valley viticultural area, Sonoma County, California : including Sonoma Mountain & Los Carneros viticultural areas. Sebastopol, Calif. : The Association, 1998. OCLC #40108904
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of Denver Basin. 1 map on 3 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1997. OCLC #40220062
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of ... Piceance Basin, Douglas Creek Arch, Colorado. Scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40233850
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of the Green River Basin. 1 map on 4 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40226519
Rise Geotechnics. Hawaiian Islands from space : Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui and Hawaii. 1 remote-sensing image, scale 1:820,000. Studio City, CA : Spaceshots Inc., 1997. OCLC #40060515
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of the Overthrust Belt ... : Wyoming, Utah & Idaho. 1 map on 3 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40233964
DeLorme Mapping Company. Idaho atlas & gazetteer : new enhanced topography, topo maps of the entire state, public lands, back roads. 2nd ed. 1 atlas (63 p.), scale 1:250,000. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme, 1998. OCLC #40051999
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of Crazy Mountain Basin, Montana. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40220233
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of ... Williston Basin. 1 map on 9 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40225756
Mussulman, Joseph. Lewis and Clark in the Three Rivers Valley, Montana, 1805-1806. Scale 1:126,720. Pub. By Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Headwaters Chapter , 1997. OCLC #40115796
Trails Illustrated. Glacier National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, Montana-Alberta. Scale 1:142,747. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, 1997. OCLC #40142017
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico, Colorado. 1 map on 4 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo.: Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40224561
DeLorme Mapping Company. New Mexico atlas & gazetteer. 1 atlas (72 p.), scale 1:300,000. Yarmouth, Me. : DeLorme, 1998. OCLC #40121204
Connors, Katherine A. Geologic map of the northeastern Bullfrog Hills and vicinity, southern Nye County, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Reno, Nev.: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map no.112, pub. 1998. OCLC #40177301
Hladky, Frank R. Geology and mineral resources map of the Rio Canyon quadrangle, Jackson County, Oregon. Scale 1:24,000. Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Survey Map no.108, pub. 1998. OCLC #40146940
Imus Geographics. State of Oregon, USA. Scale 1:800,000. Eugene, Or.: Imus Geographics, 1998. OCLC #40218135
Pacific Northwest Ecosystem Research Consortium. Willamette River Basin: a planning atlas. Version 1.0 ; 1st ed. 1 atlas (72 p.), scales differ. Eugene, Or.: Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 1998. OCLC #40066538
Anderson, Paul B., et al. Ferron Sandstone Reservoir type logs and lithofacies, Emery County, Utah. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale ca. 1:25,000. Utah Geological Survey Open-file report no. 358, pub. 1997. OCLC #40053264
American Custom Maps. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Scale 1:100,000. Albuquerque, N.M.[?] : Southwest Natural and Cultural Heritage Association, 1997. OCLC #40196188
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Paradox Basin ... Utah. 1 map on 3 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40227101
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of east central Utah. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40198541
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of Uinta Basin, Utah. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40224233
Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway Partnership. Drive through the ages: [Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway]. Scale not given. [Ogden, Utah?] : The Partnership, 1998. OCLC #40053073
MARCOA Publishing Incorporated. Hill Air Force Base, Utah. 2 maps on 1 sheet, scale not given. San Diego, Calif. : MARCOA, 1997. OCLC #40053092
Reading, Russell W., et al. Utah : a geologic history, from Paleozoic to present. 10 maps on 1 sheet, scale not given. Salt Lake City: Utah Geological Survey, Public information series, pub. 1998. OCLC #40066538
Trails Illustrated. Canyons of the Escalante : Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Dixie National Forest, Glen Canyon NRA, Utah. Scale ca. 1:70,500. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 1998. OCLC #40104436
King of the Road Map Service. Washington : including Puget Sound, Spokane, Tri Cities, downtown Seattle. Scale ca. 1:760,320. Mill Creek, WA : King of the Road Map Service, 1998. OCLC #40189067
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Big Horn Basin, Big Horn County, Wyoming, Manderson Oil Field : Permian phosphoria formation reservoir. Scale ca 1:23,900. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40220340
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40217931
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of the Hanna Basin, Wyoming . Scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40233935
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of the Laramie Basin, Wyoming. Scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40233897
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour map of ... Wind River Basin, Wyoming. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40225661
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Wind River Basin, Natrona County, Wyoming, Cave Gulch : structure map, base of Waltman shale. Scale ca. 1:36,000. Casper, Wyo. : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #40220771
DeLorme Mapping Company. Wyoming atlas & gazetteer. 2nd ed. 1 atlas (72 p.) Scale 1:250,000. Yarmouth, Me. : DeLorme Mapping Company, 1998. OCLC #40122329
Earthwalk Press. Shaded relief hiking map and guide, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Scale 1:72,500. Eureka, Calif. : Earthwalk Press, 1997. OCLC #40074023
Wyoming Geological Survey. Geologic map of the Laramie quadrangle, Laramie County, Wyoming. Scale 1:24,000. Laramie, Wyo.: Wyoming State Geological Survey, Map Series no. 50, pub. 1998. OCLC #40197296
2.2 Other New Materials
- 2.2.1 Land Cover Map of Slovakia - Feranec, Jan. Slovakia - CORINE - Land cover tourist map Slowakei - CORINE - Bodenbedeckung-Touristische Slovensko - CORINE - Krajinno-turistica mapa. 1:500,000 Bratislava: Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, c1996. For information on how to acquire a copy of this map, get in touch with Jan Feranec (firstname.lastname@example.org), Head, Dept. of Cartography and Geoinformatics, Institute of Geography, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Stefanikova 49, 814 73 Bratislava, Slovak Republic. This map is published separately and as accompanying material in Geographia Slovaka (ISSN 1210-3519)
- 2.2.2 Map Librarianship: An Introduction, 3rd edition - Larsgaard, Mary Lynette. Map librarianship, An Introduction. 3d ed. Englewood CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1998. ISBN 1-56308-474-0 $68.50 ($82.00 outside North America) website for the publisher: "http:\\www.lu.com."
2.3 Articles of Interest
2.3.1 American City & County, November 1,1998, v. 113, no. 12
- GIS data gathering takes grassroots course, p. 12.
2.3.2 EOM, December 1, 1997, v. 6, no. 12
- Corbley, Kevin P. Maryland Creates Electronic Atlas to Make GIS Data Available, p. 14.
2.3.3 Geo Info Systems, September 1, 1998, v. 8, no. 9
- Thrall, Grant Ian. First Impressions--Microsoft Does GIS, p. 50.
- Thrall, Susan Elshaw. First Impressions--Encarta Virtual Globe 98, TripPlanner 98, and Expedia Streets 98 Deluxe Versin 6.0, p. 51.
2.3.4 Idaho Genealogical Society Quarterly, Summer 1998, v. 41, no. 2
- Nez Perce County Map, p. 31.
2.3.5 PE&RS : Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, November 1, 1998, v. 64, no. 11
- Osborn, Kenneth J. United States-Mexico Transboundary Aerial Photography and Mapping Initative, p. 1085.
2.4 Internet Resources
2.4.1 ESRI puts 1995 TIGER/Line files on the Web - ESRI announced that TIGER/Line '95 data for the entire United States now is available to download at NO COST from ESRI's ArcData Online web site (http://www.esri.com/data/online/tiger). The data is available in ESRI's Shapefile format and can be used with ArcView GIS, ArcExplorer, ARC/INFO or any other GIS package that reads the Shapefile format. The TIGER/Line '95 data set includes a variety of data layers for virtually every county in the US. These include local government and statistical boundaries, demographic statistics, congressional and school districts, roads and railroads, water bodies and rivers, local landmarks and more. Data can be downloaded by state or by county. The U.S. Census Bureau produced the TIGER/Line '95 data. For those using MapInfo, you can use the Universal Translator in MapInfo 4.5 or later to convert the shape files into .TAB files. For more information, please see the press release on ESRI's website (http://www.esri.com/news/releases/98_4qtr/tiger.html) or visit ArcData Online (http://data.esri.com).
2.4.2 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mapping Site - The EPA has a mapping site. It is available at http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/mod/index.html.
2.4.3 Benchmark Locator - Looking for a Benchmark locator from USGS. Look at this site: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/datasheet.html.
2.4.4 Animated Map of the United States - Here is an animated map of the United States http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/Animation/us.gif.
2.4.5 Data/Boundary files for Chicaga Area - If you have an interest in the Chicago area, the University of Chicago Map Collection has added a few home-made ArcView shapefiles for local political boundaries to its Website. You'll find ward and community-area boundary files, a corrected city-limits boundary file, and also a file with 1980 tract boundaries for Northeastern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana. The URL is: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/LibInfo/Libraries/Maps/chigis.html.
2.4.6 New listserv for Portuguese Speaking Geographers And Cartographers - To subscribe send a message to: email@example.com subscribe geografia
2.4.7 Current Geographical Publications - The October 1998 issue of Current Geographical Publications is now available at http://leardo.lib.uwm.edu/cgp.
2.4.8 Open File Report on MAGERT Site - As part of its electronic publications program, MAGERT is starting to put some of its old Open File Reports up on the Web. The first publication in this series to be put in HTML is R. Bruce Robertson's "California County Coordinates." They expect others in the OFR series to follow soon, and welcome proposals for new electronic publications. The URL of the MAGERT Web Site is http://www.sunysb.edu/libmap/magert1.htm. Click on "MAGERT Electronic Publications" to find the California Coordinates.
- 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.
- The Oxford Seminars in Cartography, Programme for 1998-99
- Thursday November 12, 1998 - The mapping of Sherwood Forest in the Early seventeenth century: recording boundaries and assarts by Steph Mastoris (Leicestershire Museums, Arts & Records Service)
- Thursday February 18, 1999 - Mapping with feeling: the human cartography of peoples' lives by Daniel Dorling (University of Bristol)
- Thursday May 6, 1999 - Contention the Mother of Invention: early maps of England in the Public Record Office by Rose Mitchell (Public Record Office)
***NOTE THE NEW VENUE*** All seminars commence at 5pm in the School of Geography, Mansfield Road, Oxford. Sponsored by Sanders of Oxford (Prints and Maps), Lovell Johns Ltd, and The Friends of The Oxford Seminars in Cartography. For further information, please contact: Nick Millea, Map Curator, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, Telephone : 01865 277013 Fax : 01865 277139 email : firstname.lastname@example.org or check the site homepage: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/guides/maps/
Greg Armento email@example.com
Lucinda M. Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Rockwell email@example.com
Dale Steele firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Winters email@example.com
Kathryn Womble firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Zellmer email@example.com
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