February 1998

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

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

1. News
      1.1 Internet Access To Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Through LC
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 Landview III
        2.2.2 Census Tract Street Index
        2.2.3 American Community Survey
      2.3 Articles Of Interest
        2.3.1 ENR
        2.3.2 Technical Services Quarterly
      2.4 Internet Resources
        2.4.1 Current Geographical Publications
        2.4.2 Index And Inventory Of USGS Maps
        2.4.3 Other Internet Resouces
 Information About Washington State
 USGS Information Via Global Land Information System
3. Meetings And Other Educational Opportunities
      3.1 GIS In Public Health
      3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, Etc.
4. Contributors To This Issue
5. The Western Association Of Map Libraries

1. News

Internet Access To Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Through LC - The December 1997 issue of the "Information Bulletin" from the Library of Congress includes an articles about Geography and Map Division's plans on internet access to the first 1,000,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. (Pages 358-359).

2. New Maps, Books, etc.

2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell


Waythomas, Christopher F. Preliminary volcano-hazard assessment for Pavlof Volcano, Alaska. Scales 1:375,000 and 1:80,000. USGS Open-file report 97-135, pub. 1997. OCLC #38162714


Ferguson, Charles A., and Skotnicki, Steven J. Geologic map of the Florence Junction and southern portion of the Weavers Needle 7.5 quadrangles, Pinal County, Arizona. Scale 1:24,000. Arizona Geological Survey Open-file report 95-10, rev. 1996. OCLC #38259809

Pallister, John S., and Du Bray, E. A. Interpretive map and guide to the volcanic geology of Chiricahua National Monument and vicinity, Cochise County, Arizona. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map no. I-2541, pub. 1997. OCLC #38191590

Wenrich, Karen J., et al. Breccia-pipe and geologic map of the northeastern part of the Hualapai Indian Reservation and vicinity, Arizona. 2 maps, scale 1:48,000. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map I-2440, pub. 1997. OCLC #38269771


Carr, Michael D. Bedrock geologic map of the El Paso Mountains in the Garlack and El Paso Peaks 7-1/2 quadrangles, Kern County, California. Scale 1:24,000 USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map no. I-2389, pub. 1997. OCLC #38186948

Compass Maps. Winery guide : location and information on 600 wineries in Napa and Sonoma valleys, North coast valleys, Bay Area valleys, Central coast hills and valleys, Sierra foothills, and northern San Joaquin Valley, featuring American viticultural areas. 5 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Modesto, CA : Compass Maps, 1996. OCLC #38277655

Magellan Geographix. California driving south, the upside down map. Scale ca. 1:1,800,000. Santa Barbara, CA : Distributed by Map Link, 1997. OCLC #38201389


Mapco Diversified, Inc. Oil and gas development maps of Colorado. 56 p., scale not given. Denver : Mapco, 1997. OCLC #38173018


Geoprint, Inc. Honolulu, Oahu tour map. 2 maps on 1 sheet, scales ca. 1:121,651] and 1:27,878. Burnsville, Minn. : Geoprint, 1997. OCLC #38187441

Geoprint, Inc. Tour map, the islands of Kauai and Nihau. 2 maps on 1 sheet, scale ca. 1:142,560. Burnsville, Minn. : Geoprint, 1997. OCLC #38187433

University of Hawaii at Hilo, Dept. of Geography. Atlas of Hawaii, 3rd ed. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1998. OCLC #38181617


Oregon's covered bridges : proudly spanning the years. Scale not give. Sherwood, OR : Covered Bridge Society of Oregon, 1996. OCLC #38226032

Wolf, Stephen C., et al. Quaternary geologic investigations of the continental shelf offshore southern Washington and northern Oregon. 4 maps, scale 1:500,000. USGS Open-file report 97-677, pub. 1997. OCLC #38165648


Berndtson & Berndtson. USA 1, Pacific Northwest 1:3 000 000 road map. Scale 1:3,000,000. Furstenfeldbruck, Germany : B & B, 1997. OCLC #38235473


Berndtson & Berndtson. USA 2, American Southwest 1:3 000 000 road map. Scale 1:3,000,000. Furstenfeldbruck, Germany : B & B, 1997. OCLC #38235473


Coogan, James C., and King, Jon K. Progress report geologic map of the Ogden 30 x 60-minute quadrangle, Utah and Wyoming : year 1 of 3. Scale 1:100,000. Utah Geological Survey Open-file report 350, pub. 1997. OCLC #38187430


Thomas Bros. Maps. King/Pierce/Snohomish counties street guide and directory. 1 atlas, scales differ. Irvine, CA : Thomas Bros., 1997 ed. OCLC #38225319

U.S. National Wetlands Inventory. Coastal wetland resources of Washington state. Scale 1:750,000. Portland, Or. : Regional Wetlands Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1997. OCLC #38285170

Washington State Dept. of Transportation. Washington State interstate guide. 3 maps in 15 segments, not drawn to scale. Olympia : Washington State Dept. of Transportation, 1997. OCLC #38166057


Pierce, William Gamewall. Geologic map of the Cody 1-x 2-degree quadrangle, northwestern Wyoming. Scale 1:250,000. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map no. I-2500, pub. 1997. OCLC #38278550

Sims, P. K., and Peterman, Zell E. Geologic map of Precambrian rocks along part of the Hartville Uplift, Guernsey and Casebier Hill quadrangles, Platte and Goshen counties, Wyoming. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map no. I-2567, pub. 1997. OCLC #38186736

U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Fishing opportunities in south central Wyoming. Scale ca. 1:1,000,000.. Cheyenne, Wyo. : The Bureau, 1997. OCLC #38251653

2.2 Other New Materials

2.2.1 Landview III - Landview III CD-ROMs will be released in mid-January. This 11 disk series will allow creation of customized street and thematic maps. It also includes some updated map features, additional data items from the 1990 Census, and data about EPA regulated sites. Search results from queries of the CDs can be exported to separate files in Dbase, Lotus, Excel or any fixed like text format. Also, each record in a user file can be matched by main latitude and longitude coordinates to the census tract and block group level.

2.2.2 Census Tract Street Index - A new Census Tract Street Index is expected out early 1998 with a new version of its Windows software and updated street addresses.

2.2.3 American Community Survey - The first data set from the American Community Survey due out in mid-March on CD-ROM and will include a software package called Beyond 2000 which allows viewing, charting and mapping of the data. The ACS is a new survey which collects information similar to that found in the decennial census, except that this data allow users to see updated data every year for small areas of geography. It is a sample of households and annual averages are developed. The survey was first conducted at 4 sites in 1995 and the data sets from 1995 are currently available at the Census web site along with a fuller explanation of the ACS. More sites will be added in years to come as the ACS is expanded.

2.3 Articles Of Interest

2.3.1 ENR January 26,1998, v. 240, no. 4

2.3.2 Technical Services Quarterly 1998, v. 15, no. 3 2.4 Internet Resources

3. Meetings and other educational opportunities

3.1 GIS in Public Health - GIS in Public Health Conference, San Diego, California, 17 - 20 August 1998. This conference will highlight innovative applications of GIS (geographic information systems) and spatial analysis techniques for the protection of public health and the environment. Complete conference details can be obtained on ATSDR's Home Page, located at http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/GIS/conference/.

3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.

4. Contributors :

Larry Cruse Larry_Cruse@ucsdlibrary.ucsd.edu
Lucinda M. Hall hallx030@tc.umn.edu
Ken Rockwell krockwel@library.utah.edu
Dale Steele dasteel@dlapr.lib.az.us
Christopher JJ 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, 1997

Robert Sathrum, President
University Library
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521

Linda Zellmer, Vice President/President Elect
University Libraries
Noble Science Library
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
(602) 965-5973

Sue Haffner, Secretary
Henry Madden Library
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA 93740-0034

Muriel Strickland, Treasurer
2465 Baja Cerro Circle
San Diego, CA 92019

Yvonne Wilson, Past President
Gov. Pubs & Microforms Dept.
PO Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92713
(714) 856-7362

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