Lucinda M. Hall, Editor
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Electronic Version - December 1998. To be included in a future print version of the "Information Bulletin."1. News
The 1999 National GeoData Forum will be held June 7 - 9, 1999 in Washington, D.C.The FGDC seeks your ideas and suggestions for this event, the third in a series including forums in 1993 and 1995. It is five years since the Executive Order that formally launched extensive development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. Now is the time to bring together users, creators and commercial players in the various realms of geographic information, to listen to one another and to frame the future geospatial data activities.
What do you think are the critical issues that a national forum on geodata policy and application should address? A Forum Steering Committee has generated a list of issues that could be themes for the 1999 Forum (see below.) They suggest the objective of the Forum is to: expand the audience for GIS; deepen understanding of geospatial data users' needs; and showcase real examples of partnerships for sharing geospatial data. The Forum will be designed to be highly interactive and will balance presentations with group discussion and activity.
This is the first draft of possible themes. It will be narrowed down in January to a shorter list of priority items.
Please tell us:
Thank you for your input. We can consider all comments received by January 8, 1999.
1.2 New Service from East View Cartographic
East View Cartographic, (http://www.missingmaps.com), is initiating a buying club to fill the needs of academic institutions called Missing Maps of the Month Club.
Each month, we will send members e-mail offers for specific country sets of Russian Military Topographic Maps at low CLUB prices. Quantities are restricted and will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. During the first year, there are no buying commitments. If buyer surpasses a $1000 volume plateau during the first year, he or she automatically qualifies for the program in the following year. Just send your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15th, 1999.
Hilson, Stephen E. Exploring Alaska & British Columbia. 1 atlas (103 p.) Seattle, WA : Evergreen Pacific Pub., 1997. OCLC #40234273
Arizona Game and Fish Dept. Arizona wildlife water developments statewide field guide to Arizona Game & Fish Department game water catchments, springs, seeps, potholes and habitat enclosures. 1 atlas (282 p.) Not to scale. Mesa, Ariz. : Point Two Publications, 1998. OCLC #40324632
Carlson, Carl S., and Phillips, Steven P. Water-level changes (1975-98) in the Antelope Valley, California. 6 maps on 1 sheet, scale ca. 1:250,000. USGS Open-file report 98-561, pub. 1998. OCLC #40426315
Compass Maps. Western Placer County, Auburn, Roseville & Rocklin, Alta, Applegate ... and adjacent communities. Ed. of 1998, scales differ. Modesto, Calif. : Compass Maps, 1998. OCLC #40401688
DeLorme Mapping Company. Southern & Central California atlas & gazetteer. 4th ed. 1 atlas (128 p.), scale 1:150,000. Yarmouth, Me. : DeLorme, 1998. OCLC #40266790
Fleming, Robert W., et al. Fractures along a portion of the Emerson fault zone related to the 1992 Landers, California, earthquake : evidence for rotation of the Galway Lake Road block. Scale 1:3000. Boulder, Colo. : Geological Society of America Map and chart series no.082, 1998. OCLC #40251220
Pease, Benjamin. Hiking, bicycling & equestrian trail map of Pacifica, San Mateo County, CA : Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Sweeney Ridge & Milagra Ridge, Montara Mountain, San Pedro Valley & McNee Ranch, & Pacifica beaches, Mussel Rock to Montara Lighthouse. Scale 1:24,000. San Francisco : Pease Press, 1997. OCLC #40272881
SLO Adventures. Mountain biking, eastern San Luis Obispo County, Pozo, Lopez Lake & Santa Margarita Lake. Scale ca. 1:71,280. San Luis, Obispo, CA : SLO Adventures, 1997. OCLC #40276878
SLO Adventures. Mountain biking, San Luis Obispo & coastal areas. Scale ca. 1:79,200. San Luis Obispo, CA : SLO Adventures, 1997. OCLC #40276092
DeLorme Mapping Company. Colorado atlas & gazetteer. 4th ed. 1 atlas (104 p.), scale 1:160,000. Yarmouth, Me. : DeLorme, 1998. OCLC #40405064
National Geographic Society. Hawaii. Scale 1:773,000. Washington, D.C. : The Society, rev. 1997. OCLC #40281666
Harrison, Jack Edward, and Whipple, James W. Geologic map of the western part of the Cut Bank 1-degree x 2-degree quadrangle, northwestern Montana. Scale 1:250,000. USGS Geologic investigations series I-2593, pub. 1998. OCLC #40428921
Harrison, Jack Edward. Geologic map and cross section across Belt terrane from Chewlah, Washington, to Glacier National Park, Montana. Scale 1:500,000. USGS Geologic investigations series I-2594, pub. 1998. OCLC #40428960
O,Neill, J. Michael., and Nutt, Constance J. Geologic map of the Cornudas Mountains, Otero County, New Mexico. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Geologic investigations series I-2631, pub. 1998. OCLC #40326419
Shawe, Daniel R. Geologic map of the Belmont West quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Geologic quadrangle map GQ-1801, pub. 1998. OCLC #40426303
Snyder, Noah P. Map of recharge and discharge areas for the principal basin-fill aquifer system, Sevier Desert, Millard County, Utah. Scale 1:175,000. Salt Lake City: Utah Geological Survey Map 175, pub. 1998. OCLC #40388013
Snyder, Noah P., and Lowe, Mike. Map of recharge and discharge areas for the principal valley-fill aquifer, Sanpete Valley, Sanpete County, Utah. Scale 1:125,000. Salt Lake City : Utah Geological Survey Map 174, pub. 1998. OCLC #40357742
Snyder, Noah P., and Lowe, Mike. Map of recharge areas for the principal valley-fill aquifer, Ogden Valley, Weber County, Utah. Scale 1:75,000. Salt Lake City : Utah Geological Survey Map 176, pub. 1998. OCLC #40326423
Cowlitz County Dept. of Tourism. Mount St. Helens, awesome! It's more than a day! Scale not given. Kelso, WA : The Dept., 1998. OCLC #40381766
Drost, B. W. Hydrology and quality of ground water in northern Thurston County, Washington. 17 maps on 6 sheets, scale 1:100,000. USGS Water-resources investigations report 92-4109, rev. 1998. OCLC #40257620
U.S. Geological Survey. [Digital raster graphic, Washington] Series of computer laser optical discs, scales differ. Sioux Falls, SD : EROS Data Center, 1997- . OCLC #40420607
Snyder, George L. Geologic map, petrochemistry, and geochronology of the Precambrian rocks of the Bull Camp Peak quadrangle, Albany County, Wyoming. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series I-2236, pub. 1998. OCLC #40411304
2.2 Articles of Interest
2.2.4 LIBER Quarterly 1998, v. 8, no. 2
2.3 Internet Resources
2.3.1 Current Geographical Publications - The November 1998 issue of Current Geographical Publications is now available at http://leardo.lib.uwm.edu/cgp.
2.3.2 Pennsylvania's 'Technology Atlas' - Gov. Tom Ridge announced development of the nation's first Technology Atlas - an extensive computer database that allows the creation of customized maps showing the availability of Pennsylvania's technology resources.
Originally developed as part of Gov. Ridge's Link-to-Learn educational technology initiative, the Technology Atlas reveals the locations of high-tech infrastructure like fiber-optic lines and microwave towers, much as traditional atlases detail the location of highways, airports and rail lines.
The University of Pittsburgh oversaw the development of the Technology Atlas under a contract with the Governor's Office for Information Technology.
The atlas contains more than 400 million bytes of information - equivalent to more than 10,000 printed pages - collected from telecommunications companies; schools and universities; utilities; local governments; state agencies; and other public and private sector organizations across the state.
This new digital atlas shows the availability of such information-technology resources as video-conferencing sites; Internet service providers; educational technology resources; and other high-tech communications and information services.
The Technology Atlas database is available to the public on the Pennsylvania homepage at www.state.pa.us, or directly at www.technology.state.pa.us/atlas. Maps created using the database can be downloaded and printed.
CD-ROMs containing the Technology Atlas database are being published for people who do not have Internet access.
2.3.3 Washington State University's New Home Page
Washington State University has a new documents home page at http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/govdoc/main.htm.. The home page includes a site for maps and GIS Internet Resources. The direct link to this page is http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/govdoc/tocmap.htm.
3.1 Upcoming National Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
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, 1998
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