May 2001

Compiled by Linda Zellmer

Electronic Version - May 2001.

1. News
      1.1. Help Wanted: News & Notes Editor
      1.2. California Online Energy Maps from the California Energy Commission
      1.3. USGS Seeks Comments on Future Direction of the National Mapping Program
      1.4. GIS in Education Conference and ESRI International User Conference Agendas
      1.5. Landsat 4/5 Operations to End
      1.6. Input needed on starting GIS in Libraries
      1.7. New Assistant Chief, Map Division, NYPL
      1.8. Position Announcement. Shippensburg University of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
      1.9. Position Announcement. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2. New Maps, Books, Etc.
      2.1 New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell
      2.2 Other new materials
      2.3 Articles of Interest
      2.4 Book Reviews
      2.5 Internet resources
        2.5.1. San Diego/Tijuana Atlas
        2.5.2. Maporama!
        2.5.3. United Nations Launches UNEP.Net on ESRIís Geography Network
3. Meetings and other educational opportunities
      3.1 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
      3.2 Workshops
4. Contributors to this issue
5. The Western Association of Map Libraries

1. News

1.1. Help Wanted: News & Notes Editor

WAML is looking for a volunteer to edit WAML Electronic News & Notes, a monthly newsletter that summarizes news and events related to Map Librarianship, maps and cartography. Why should you think of serving as News & Notes editor? It is a service to the profession and the organization, and by serving as editor, you will be able to keep current with events and activities in the profession. Compiling Electronic News and Notes takes about 5-10 hours a month. Selected contents are printed in the News of Note section of the WAML Information Bulletin. If you are interested in serving as WAML News & Notes Editor please contact David Deckelbaum (ddeckelb@library.ucla.edu) or WAML Information Bulletin editor Linda Zellmer (linda.zellmer@asu.edu).

1.2. California Online Energy Maps from the California Energy Commission

The California Energy Commission has several maps online at their web site http://www.energy.ca.gov/maps/index.html. The site includes maps on Power Plants and Energy Facilities, Energy Infrastructure (Power Lines and Pipelines), Energy & Utilities Service Territories, Natural Gas Utilities' Service Areas, Climate Zones, Geothermal Resource Areas, Wind Resource Areas, California's Air Basins and Air Districts, Water Quality Control Board Regional and Jurisdiction Boundaries. These maps can also be purchased. An online form is available at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/maps/maps_for_sale.html. Provided by Cynthia Jahns and Larry Cruse.

1.3. USGS Seeks Comments on Future Direction of the National Mapping Program

Dear Colleague:

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently produced a report on the future direction of its mapping program. The report proposes focusing the mapping mission of the USGS on "The National Map," a database of continually maintained basic spatial data for the United States and its territories that would serve as the Nation's topographic map for the 21st century. Proposed improvements in "The National Map" compared with current efforts include:

The USGS is seeking public review and comment on their proposals. ASPRS maintains a strong interest in the continued evolution of the mapping activities of the USGS. Our membership can help strengthen those activities by reviewing this important report from the USGS and providing comments. The report is available at http://nationalmap.usgs.gov. Instructions for providing comments are included with the report; comments are due by June 29, 2001. USGS opened the public review period for "The National Map" at the ASPRS annual conference in St. Louis with a special session on Thursday, April 26. If you attended that session you heard some of the background behind the report. If you were not able to attend, or if you would like additional information about the report, the USGS point of contact is Mark DeMulder. Mark can be reached by phone at (703) 648-4514, or by email at: mailto:mdemulde@usgs.gov.

1.4. GIS in Education Conference and ESRI International User Conference - Agendas are available online at http://www.esri.com/events/index.html. Presentations related to GIS and Libraries that will be given at the meetings include:

GIS in Education Conference. San Diego, California. July 6-8, 2001. For information see: http://www.esri.com/industries/k-12/gisedcon.html.

Friday, July 6, 2001

1:30 - 3:30 Room A1

1:30 - 3:00 ESRI Demo Library/Museum Tech Tips, Tools, and Data

3:30 - 5:00 ESRI demo Library/Museum Tech Tips, Tools, and Data

Saturday, July 7, 2001

8:30 - 10:00 AM Room Y1 - GIS In Libraries

1:30-3:30 PM, Room C3

1:30 - 3:30 Room W1

1:30 - 3:30 Room Z

3:30 - 5:00 Room W1 - Library/Museum Applications of GIS

Sunday, July 8, 2001

10:30 AM - Noon Room B1 ESRI demo Library/Museum Applications of GIS

10:30 AM - Noon Room 9Y Panel Discussion (90 min) Tech Tech Tips, Tools, and Data

ESRI User Conference. San Diego, California. July 9-13, 2001. For more information see: http://www.esri.com/events/uc/index.html.

1.5. Landsat 4/5 Operations to End

The U.S. Geological Survey has begun decommissioning Landsats 4 and 5 - two Earth observation satellites -- and a highly successful chapter of an ongoing science story is about to close. Landsat 4, launched by NASA in 1982, and Landsat 5, a duplicate satellite launched in 1984, have both performed far beyond their two-year design lifetimes, sending hundreds of thousands of 100-mile by 100-mile land-surface images to U.S. and international ground receiving stations. Beginning with the launch of Landsat 1 in 1972, the satellites in this series have gradually compiled a graphic global archive of natural and human-induced change ranging from devastation and eventual recovery after the Mt. St. Helen's volcanic eruption; the calving of giant icebergs from the Antarctic ice shelf to the deforestation of large tracts within the Amazon Basin. Scientists and natural-resource managers worldwide rely on Landsat technology.

Although communication hardware for sending images to the ground failed on Landsat 4 several years ago, the satellite continued to be operated as a test bed for software modifications intended for Landsat 5. Engineers recently began the process of retiring Landsat 4. Landsat 5, using its several back-up subsystems, can still provide high-quality image data to ground antennas. However, the costs of operating the aging satellite now exceed available resources.

In 1985, based on directives from Congress, the U.S. government turned Landsats 4 and 5 operations over to the private sector in an attempt to commercialize the technology and encourage private investment for later missions. The government-subsidized Landsat 6 satellite failed to achieve orbit in 1993. The commercial market for moderate-resolution, Landsat data never approached the size needed to bring in profits large enough to finance future commercial missions, but the private sector has since invested heavily in satellites that frame much smaller areas on the ground at much higher resolution. A Landsat image can reveal the swath of a highway while a commercial high-resolution image can distinguish cars from trucks.

At the direction of Congress, Landsat 7, built by NASA and launched in 1999, is operated by the USGS under an ongoing Landsat Program partnership with NASA. The Landsat user community has responded strongly to Landsat 7's non-commercial pricing and open-ended data policy. Also, several indicators point to an emerging market being developed by commercial value-added resellers of Landsat 7 data.

Landsat 7 has provided images of all major U.S. cities, as well as timely images of the recent devastating floods in the Midwest, wildfires in the Western United States from 2000, flood damage in North Carolina from Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The imagery also has been used to monitor volcanic eruptions in Alaska, Mexico, Hawaii, Italy, and Central America, and to document change over time, such as receding glaciers in Alaska and the Alps, deforestation in the tropics, and recent and past wildfires in the outback of Australia and in remote areas of Siberia.

The USGS, which is also responsible for Landsat 4/5 operations oversight, recently directed Space Imaging, of Thornton, Colorado, the commercial operator, to decommission Landsat 5. NASA and the USGS are actively working together to plan a Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) to be launched no later than the spring of 2006. Substantial private-sector participation is anticipated for this mission. Longer-range plans could include an international consortium to ensure the continuity of global data collection. For further information, see http://ldcm.usgs.gov.

The USGS serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to: describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

1.6. GIS in Libraries

Scott L. Schaffer, Government Documents Coordinator, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont recently requested input on developing and staffing GIS in a library setting. People on the GIS for Libraries list responded with information, which he summarized to the list:

There were a number of issues that were consistently mentioned as critical in starting GIS service.

1. Training, training, and more training. This was clearly the most important issue. Most of the respondents reported taking the ESRI training and/or an additional course in GIS.

2. The individual(s) who will be primarily responsible for GIS must work with it on a regular basis. Even if business is slow, time needs to be set aside to keep sharp. The individual(s) responsible for GIS should not have too many other responsibilities. GIS can not be a minor part of the job.

3. Decide what type of services you will provide. Do you want to help patrons with sophisticated projects? Provide access to expert users? Produce maps for patrons? You need to make a decision and communicate that decision to your community of users.

4. Funding. For several of the respondents, this was an important issue. You need to make sure that those on the top of the totem pole understand the value and importance of GIS. Grants may be a good possibility for many institutions.

5. Student assistants. Many students have excellent GIS skills.

6. Other issues to consider: Management of patron files (Keep on server? Encourage the use of CD-RW? FTP?), Work with others in your institution (Geography Dept., etc.), Equipment needed (plotter, number of terminal).

Last, be patient. It takes time to build quality GIS service. Thanks again to everyone for their contributions. Please mention any issues I may have inadvertently omitted. Contributed by Scott L. Schaffer, sschaffe@zoo.uvm.edu

1.7. New Assistant Chief, Map Division, NYPL

It is a great pleasure to announce that Matthew Knutzen has been appointed Assistant Chief of the Map Division, NYPL. Matt comes to NYPL with experience as a professional cartographer, and an M.F.A. He will be working to develop and expand our computer mapping capabilities, and expanding our library of CD maps and software. He will be caught up in our various

digitizing projects, [currently pre-1850 maps of the Middle Atlantic colonies and states] and enahncing our Map Division website. In other words, he is the new technology guy around here, complementing my old technology skills. Matt may be reached at mknutzen@nypl.org. Contributed by Alice C. Hudson, ahudson@nypl.org

1.8. Position Announcement. Shippensburg University of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Government Documents/GIS Librarian

Shippensburg University of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania seeks a highly motivated, energetic academic librarian for a tenure-track faculty position in the Ezra Lehman Memorial Library beginning August 2001 or January 2002. This person is responsible for supervising the Government Documents Collection and developing the library's new GIS Center. Major responsibilities include: overseeing collection development, managing the public services of the U.S. Federal Depository publications, planning and implementing new GIS services, providing reference service, participating in library instruction, and active involvement in consortial programs and professional organizations.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an ALA-Accredited MLS, experience with government documents in an academic environment, and a working knowledge of integrated library systems. S/he must also have a high level of computer literacy, excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated organizational and supervisory skills, strong public service and team orientation, and the potential to excel as an instructor. A terminal degree in a related field is preferred. Other preferred qualifications include: knowledge of GIS services and experience with ArcView, knowledge of map librarianship, knowledge of Endeavor's Voyager System, and experience developing web pages.

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2001 and will continue until position is filled. A demonstration of teaching effectiveness is required as part of the on-campus interview. Applicants should submit a letter of application, professional vita, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three work references to: Barbara D. Rotz, Search Committee Chair, Ezra Lehman Memorial Library, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257. Phone: 717-477-1466. Submission via e-mail to bdrotz@ship.edu is acceptable. A detailed job description and additional information can be found at: http://www.ship.edu/~library/jobdescription.

Shippensburg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

1.9. Geology/Physics/Geography/Maps, University Of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Head, Geology/Physics Library. This is a tenure-track faculty position that reports to the Division Head for Information Services.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Cincinnati is a state-supported Research I institution recently cited as one of the nation's "Best Colleges for the Real World". The University is the second-largest comprehensive research institution in Ohio and has an enrollment of approximately 35,000 students, including 5,000 graduate students. The city of Cincinnati offers a variety of cultural amenities to faculty and students, including art museums, symphonies, jazz clubs, opera, dance, repertory theater, a zoo, an aquarium and professional sports events.

University Libraries is comprised of a central library and ten college & departmental libraries. The collection exceeds 2.5 million volumes. UC is a member of OhioLINK, a consortium of Ohio's college and university libraries, which provides access to a 31-million volume statewide collection, and ninety-eight research databases. Additional information is available at http://www.libraries.uc.edu/. The Geology/Physics Library houses the diverse subject areas of earth sciences, classical and modern physics, and human and physical geography. The collections support both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in these areas. The Department Head cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with over 55 faculty in these three subject areas. In addition to supervising one FTE staff, the Department Head directs 1.5 FTE student assistants. The library website is http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libinfo/geol-phys/home.html

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide information and research support in a highly automated environment. Develop and deliver instructional services. Develop web content and prepare resource guides. Direct the Geology/Physics Library operations and lead and supervise staff. Collaborate with faculty, other librarians, and selectors from other OhioLINK institutions on collection development matters. Partner with library administration and others in seeking grants and external funding.




SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum salary is $29,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefit package includes health care, retirement plan, 22 days of vacation, sick leave, 10 holidays, and tuition remission for self and immediate family.

APPLICATION: Send letter of application, resume, and the name, address, and phone number of three references to Priscilla Neill, Assistant University Librarian for Personnel, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 210033, Cincinnati OH 45221-0033 or fax to (513)556-0325. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2001 and continue until the position is filled.

UC is an EE/AA employer. Women, minorities, disabled persons, and Vietnam Era and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply.

2. New Maps, Books, etc.

2.1 New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell


Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 2000. Sensitivity of coastal environments and wildlife to spilled oil, Prince William Sound, Alaska. 1 atlas (various pagings), scales differ. Published by the Department. OCLC: 46682281.


DeLorme Mapping Company, 2001. Arizona atlas & gazetteer: detailed topographic maps. 1 atlas (76 p.), 4th ed. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. ISBN: 0899333257 OCLC: 46797545.


Churchill, Ronald Keith, and. Hill, Robert L., 2000. A general location guide for ultramafic rocks in California: areas more likely to contain naturally occurring asbestos. Scale 1:1,100,000. Sacramento: California Division of Mines and Geology, Open-file reprts no. 2000-19. URL: http:\\www.consrv.ca.gov OCLC: 46780993.

Geological Society of America, 2000. Geologic map of the Permian Bluff area, southern Inyo Mountains, California. 2 maps, scale 1:12,000. Boulder, Colo.: The Society. Map and chart series no. MCH086. OCLC: 46652376.

Landsat enhanced thematic mapper plus [California, and adjacent states]. 12 computer optical discs. Sioux Falls, S.D.: EROS Data Center, 1999-2000. OCLC: 46646973.

San Francisco Bay Joint Venture, 2001. Habitat projects 2001. Scale 1:150,000. Oakland, CA: San Francisco Bay Joint Venture. OCLC: 46666879.

Schweikert, R. A., 2000. Preliminary map of Pleistocene to Holocene faults in the Lake Tahoe basin, California and Nevada. Scale 1:100,000. Reno: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Open file report no. 2000-4. OCLC: 46799785.

Tan, Siang S., et al., 2000. Geologic map of the Baldwin Park 7.5í quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California: a digital database. Sacramento: California Division of Mines and Geology, DMG open-file report no. 98-30. OCLC: 46674184.

Tan, Siang S., et al., 2000. Geologic map of the El Monte 7.5í quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California: a digital database. Sacramento: California Division of Mines and Geology, DMG open-file report no. 98-29. OCLC: 46674232.

Tan, Siang S., et al., 2000. Geologic map of the San Dimas 7.5í quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California: a digital database. Sacramento: California Division of Mines and Geology, DMG open-file report no. 98-31. OCLC: 46674283.

Wright, Heather M., and Wentworth, Carl M., 2001. 1:100,000-scale topographic contours derived from digital elevation models, San Francisco Bay region, California, a digital database. U.S. Geological Survey Open-file report no. 01-101. URL: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-101/ OCLC: 46804055.

Zucca, Alfred J. Energy map of California, 2000. Scale 1:1,000,000. Sacramento: California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, 2000. OCLC: 46786781.


Shroba, R. R., and Scott, Robert B., 2001. Geologic map of the Silt quadrangle, Garfield County, Colorado. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Miscellaneous field studies map MF-2331. OCLC: 46762952.


DeLorme Mapping Company, 2001. Nevada atlas & gazetteer: detailed topographic maps. 1 atlas (72 p.), 2nd ed. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. ISBN: 0899333346. OCLC: 46812280.

DePolo, Craig M., et al. Geologic map of the Pahrump quadrangle, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Reno, Nev.: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Open-file report no. 99-14, 1999. OCLC: 46782297.

Faulds, James E., et al., 2000. Geologic map of the Nelson SW quadrangle, Clark County, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Reno, Nev.: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Open-file report no. 99-15. OCLC: 46782361.


Steiger, Judy I., and Freethey, Geoffrey W., 2001. Ground-water hydrology of Dugway Proving Ground and adjoining area, Tooele and Juab Counties, Utah. 4 maps on 2 sheets, scale ca. 1:250,000. USGS Water-resources investigations report no. 00-4240. OCLC: 46645889.


DeLorme Mapping Company, 2001. Washington atlas & gazetteer: detailed topographic maps. 1 atlas (120 p.), 5th ed. Scale 1:150,000. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. ISBN: 089933329X OCLC: 46810793.

Dragovich, Joe D., 2000. Geologic map of the Anacortes South and La Conner 7.5-minute quadrangles, Skagit and Island Counties, Washington. Scale 1:24,000. Olympia, Wash.: Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Open-file report no. 2000-6. OCLC: 46786714.

Hausback, B. P., 2000. Geologic map of the Sasquatch Steps area, north flank of Mount St. Helens, Washington. Scale 1:4,000. USGS Geologic investigations series I-2463. OCLC: 46644062.

Tabor, Rowland W., 2000. Geologic map of the Snoqualmie Pass 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, Washington. Scale 1:100,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2538. OCLC: 46670337.

Tanner, Bill, and Selby, Edina, 2001. Totem atlas of Island, Skagit, Whatcom and San Juan counties, Washington. 1 atlas (114 p.), 8th ed. Scales differ. Camano Island, WA: Totem Publications. ISBN: 1881015181 OCLC: 46680126.


DeBruin, Rodney H., 1999. Oil and gas fields map of southeastern Wyoming basins. Scale 1:350,000. Laramie, WY: Wyoming State Geological Survey, Map series no. 54. OCLC: 46843912.

DeBruin, Rodney H., 1999. Oil and gas fields map of the Powder River Basin, Wyoming. Scale 1:350,000. Laramie, WY: Wyoming State Geological Survey, Map series no. 51, OCLC: 46843913.

2.2 Other New Materials

San Diego State University Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias. San Diego-Tijuana International Border Area Planning Atlas. San Diego, CA: The Institute. OCLC: 46950476.

Institut fur Landerkunde, 2000. Atlas Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Volume 3: Verkehr und Kommunikation. Leipzig: The Institute. Available from Omni Resources (http://www.omnimap.com).

Kain, Roger J.P. and Oliver, Richard R., 2001. The Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata. Colchester: History Data Service. ISBN 0-9540032-0-9. Price £12.95 from History Data Service, UK Data Archive, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ.

2.3 Articles of Interest

Bennett, Charles L, Hinshaw, Gary F, and Page, Lyman, A cosmic cartographer. Scientific American v. 284, no. 1, January 2001, p. 44-5.

Broad, William J., 2001. Spy-Analysis Agency Says It May Have Found Lost Mars Lander. New York Times, March 21, Vol. 150 Issue 51699, p. A14.

Calhoun, John, 2001. The news, naturally: J. Fenhagen's set design for the National Geographic today news program. Entertainment Design v. 35, no. 3, March 2001, p. 12-14.

Colkin, Eileen, 2001. A Little ZIP Goes A Long Way In Targeted Marketing. InformationWeek, April 02, 2001, Issue 831, p. 36.

Dietrich, Bill, Growing pains on the Front Range. American Forests, v. 106 no. 4, Winter, p. 34-8

Freireich, Paul, 2001. MapQuest Issues Atlas With Online Component. New York Times, 05/06, 2001, Vol. 150, Issue 51745, Section 5, p. 3.

George, Barbara and Kiernan, James-Patrick, 2001. An atlas with a sense of touch: Augmented title: developing maps for the blind. Americas, v. 53 no. 2, March-April 2001, p. 54-5.

GeoWorld May, 2001

Gronim, Sara Stidstone, 2001. Geography and Persuasion: Maps in British Colonial New York. William & Mary Quarterly, April 2001, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p. 373-403.

Hanley, Robert, 2001. 4 Black Democrats Testify Against Redistricting Map. New York Times, 05/01, 2001, Vol. 150, Issue 51740, p. B5.

Harder, Ben, 2001. Hand-held travel guides put the World in your palm. US News and World Report, v. 130, no. 8, February 26, 2001, p. 66.

Harrison, Paul, 2001. Atlas examines link between population and environment: AAAS atlas of population and environment. Science v. 291, no. 5504, January 26, 2001, p. 671.

Heesom, David and Mahdjoubi, Lamine, 2001. Effect Of Grid Resolution And Terrain Charactristics On Data From DTM. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, April 2001, Vol. 15, Issue 2, p. 137

Horner, Carol, 2001. ZipUSA: Rico, Colorado. National Geographic, v. 199, no. 3, March, 2001, p. 124-30

Houston, Alan Fraser. Cadwalader Ringgold, U.S. Navy gold rush surveyor of San Francisco Bay and waters to Sacramento, 1849-1850. California History, v. 79, no. 4, Winter 2000, 2001, p. 208-221, 234-235.

Kaiser, Jocelyn, 2001. Technician Sacked Over Caribou Map. Science Now, March 23, 2001, p. 3.

Larsen, Espen, 2001. Back down the river. Canadian Geographic, Vol. 121 Issue 3, p. 8.

Lea, Tony, 2001. In Census Data We Trust? Explaining State-level Census Projection Discrepancies. Business Geographics, May 2001.

Lee, Denny, 2001. Mapping the City, Down to the Last Hydrant. New York Times, March 25, 2001, Vol. 150 Issue 51703, Section 14, p. 6.

Lost? Use a Hand-held Map to Find Your Way. PC Magazine, April 24, 2001, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p. 50

Martinez, Michael J., 2001. iPAQ: Multimedia In Your Pocket. Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, May2001, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p. 30

Molchany, David J., 2001. Improving Management Of Information And Technology. FDCH Congressional Testimony, April 03, 2001. House Government Reform Committee.

Newhall, Edith, 2001. Westward Ho! (Heading West Exhibit at New York Public Library.) New York, March 19, 2001, Vol. 34, Issue 11, p. 85

Parris, Thomas M., 2001. Map your world on the Internet. Environment, v. 43, no. 1, January-February, 2001, p. 3.

Peterson, Iver, 2001. Trenton Redistricting Map Blocked Over Claim of Bias. New York Times, April 13, 2001, Vol. 150, Issue 51722, p. B5.

Pinkston, Will, 2001. Software Makes Redistricting Easier, Accessible. Wall Street Journal -- Eastern Edition, April 24, 2001, Vol. 237, Issue 80, p. B1.

Sachs, Jeffrey D., Mellinger, Andrew D, and Gallup, John L., 2001. The geography of poverty and wealth. Scientific American, v. 284, no. 3, March 2001, p. 70-5.

Sanders, Adrienne, 2001. Mapping a passion on the Internet. San Francisco Examiner article about the Rumsey Collection. The San Francisco Examiner URL: http://www.examiner.com/news/default.jsp?story=n.maps.0522w

SIRS Enhances Databases with New Features. Computers in Libraries, May 2001, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p. 14.

Snavely, Keith and Desai, Uday, 2001. Mapping Local Government-Nongovernmental Organization Interactions: A Conceptual Framework. Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, April, 2001, Vol. 11, Issue 2, p. 245.

Szpir, Michael, 2001. An alien cityscape. American Scientist, v. 89 no. 1, January-February, p. 25.

Vincent, Mary, 2001. Who has mapped the wind? Canadian Geographic, Vol. 121 Issue 3, p. 64

Web Site Explores Link Between African Diaspora, Global Politics. Black Issues in Higher Education, April 12, 2001, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p. 47-48.

Wetherell, W.D., 2001. Seduced By Maps, Plain and Fancy. New York Times, April 22, 2001, Vol. 150 Issue 51731, Section 5, p. 31.

Wildstrom, Stephen H., 2001. It's Getting Cheaper To Find Your Way. Business Week, March 19, 2001, Issue 3724, p. 24.

Young, Cathy, 2001. Many Americas: Augmented title: electoral vote map misrepresents voters. Reason, v. 32, no. 10, March 2001, p. 23-4.

2.4. Book Reviews

Delano-Smith, Catherine, 2001. The hidden meanings of maps. Nature, May 10, 2001, Vol. 411 Issue 6834, p133. Reviews two books about maps: The New Nature of Maps: Essays in the History of Cartography, by J.B. Harley and Apollo's Eye: A Cartographic Genealogy of the Earth in the Western Imagination.

Sinofsky, Esther, 2001. Atlas of Crime: Mapping the Criminal Landscape. The Book Report, May-June, Vol. 20, Issue 1, p. 80.

Smith, Roberta, 2001. Manifest Destiny: Moving West With Maps and Entertainment. Review of Heading West exhibit at the New York Public Library. New York Times, April 20, 2001, Vol. 150, Issue 51729, p. E31.

Stock, Wm. Bradley, 2001. One person, one vote? Bushmanders & Bullwinkles (Book Review). Christian Science Monitor, April 12, Vol. 93 Issue 96, p. 20.

Vita-Finzi, Claudio, 2001. Mapnappers at work. The Island of Lost Maps. TLS, 05/11, 2001, Issue 5119, p28.

2.5. Internet Resources

2.5.1. San Diego/Tijuana Atlas

The San Diego/Tijuana Atlas (http://cart.sandag.cog.ca.us/sdtij/intro.html) provides demographic and housing statistics from both sides of the border. We welcome you to use this data in an interactive manner, tailoring it to meet your specific needs. The Demographic Atlas was compiled by San Diego Dialogue at the University of California, San Diego, with support from the San Diego/Tijuana Planning for Prosperity Fund. This web page was created by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). More information about using the Interactive Atlas and about the program itself may be found in the User Notes. Sites with related information can be found below the map.

2.5.2. Maporama!

Maporama.com is available on the Web. It can be used to locate addresses for cities in the US, Canada and Europe. All maps can be printed, sent by e-mail to friends or to clients, downloaded to digital personal assistants or inserted into web sites. URL: http://www.maporama.com.

2.5.3. United Nations Launches UNEP.Net on ESRIís Geography Network

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is using ESRIís Geography Network portal and ArcIMS, ESRIís Internet enabled geographic information system (GIS) software to launch the Environment Network Web site, UNEP.Net. UNEP.Net provides authoritative environmental information from a broad range of information and data providers committed to making their information freely available to the whole spectrum of users of environmental information.

Geography Network Explorer technology is used as the spatial search engine to find data on the Environment Network Web site. In addition to its own data sets, UNEP.Net uses data published through ESRIís Geography Network (www.geographynetwork.com) and data from the European Environment Agency, World Conservation Union, US Geological Survey, and World Wildlife Fund. Application development was provided by Conservation International, the World Wildlife Fund, and ESRI. The site provides a forum for scientific and technical peer review, as well as insights on environmental issues to the global community. It facilitates the exchange of ideas, information, and data.

According to UNEP, ESRI has been instrumental in starting the UNEP.Net initiative by contributing technical and substantive environmental expertise as well as global data sets. Applications that are currently available, developed for the proof-of-concept phase, include National and Regional Environmental Profiles, with more than 230 listings, and the international Atlas of Protected Areas.

Thematic maps created for the Environment Network are extensive and include Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gas emissions, indigenous peoples and ecoregions, nuclear power sites, threats to the Mount Kenya wilderness preserve, and UNEP partners around the world. It also includes African tribes and civil conflicts, global population density (four to five decade time series), global land cover classification, global assessment of soil degradation, geography of Nepal and Bhutan (with new glacier data), basic geography (global), annual average temperature (global), annual average precipitation (global), and freshwater-lakes and rivers (global). The site expects exponential growth as the various links to UN agencies are built over the next two years. URL: http://www.unep.net.

2.5.4. USGS & NASA Scientists Develop New Extreme-Storm Hazards Map

USGS scientists working with NASA have developed a new map showing critical elevations of the south Atlantic coast that indicate relative vulnerabilities of the coast to storm surge overtopping and inundation by hurricanes and extreme storms. They have also developed a new scale that categorizes expected coastal change (erosion and accretion) that occurs during storms.

The map and scale, which were unveiled in April at the National Hurricane Conference in Washington, DC, are available on the web at: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/mappingchange/. The map color-codes segments of shoreline most vulnerable to overtopping by wave run up for a storm of the same intensity hitting the coast at approximately mean tide level. The dark red areas are more likely to be overtopped. The magnitude of coastal change that occurs during a storm is related to how high on the beach wave run up reaches relative to the elevation of the beach and dunes. The data was acquired with NASA's Airborne Topographic Mapper, or ATM, and have far better accuracy and data density than data presently available from traditional topographic maps.

Similar maps will be made for the Gulf of Mexico and Northeast US coastlines in the future.

3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities

3.1 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.

California Map Society Meeting. Vallejo Public Library. June 9, 2001, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.

The next meeting of the California Map Society is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th in the McCune Collection Room of the Vallejo Public Library, Vallejo, CA. The meeting will convene at 9:00 AM. Speakers will include David Lundquist of UC Davis speaking on Early Mapping of our Northern California Area; Roy Minnick of First American Title Insurance speaking on Historic and Modern Boundary and Survey Problems; Warren Heckrotte speaking on Maps of San Francisco; Alan Frazer Houston speaking on The Gold Rush Surveys and Maps of Cadwalader Ringgold; and a general discussion on the maps of John Charles Fremont.

Luncheon will be at the Vallejo Museum, a salad buffet. An added bonus is a wine and cheese wrap-up at a Julia Morgan designed Victorian home. Adjournment will be at 5:00 PM.

Cost of the meeting is $10 registration plus $15 lunch, total $25 per person. To attend contact CMS Secretary Pam Kreil, 1991 Pine St., Napa, CA 94559, (707) 253-2589, or email Pam Kreil, mailto:kreil@interx.net.

Western Association of Map Libraries.

North East Map Organization (NEMO), June 7-8, 2001.

This is an invitation to the North East Map Organization's 15th Annual Meeting, June 7-8, 2001, to be held at Mount Holyoke College, West Hadley, Massachusetts. The annual NEMO meetings are dynamic and the experience is energizing, and our membership covers the full spectrum of map-related and geography professionals. For information and registration forms, etc. please use the following URL: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/sel/collections/maps/nemo/nemo2001. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact: Jim Walsh, Chair planning committee - email: jim.walsh@lexis-nexis.co.

Special Libraries Association. Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas. June 9-14, 2001. Theme: An Information Odyssey: Seizing the Competitive Advantage. For information contact Anita K. Oser, Hunter Library, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723, 828-227-3394, E-mail: aoser@wcu.edu.

Geography & Map Division Schedule

American Library Association. Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California. June 14-20, 2001.

MAGERT Schedule

Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives/Canadian Cartographic Association CARTO 2001. Montreal, Canada. May 30 - June 2, 2001.

30th Annual Conference of the Australian Map Circle. 2002 Conference. James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland. 14-17 July 2002. See the AMC web site (http://australianmapcircle.org.au/) for further details.

Association of College and Research Libraries. 11th National Conference. Charlotte, North Carolina. April 10-13, 2003.

Association of American Geographers, 98th Annual Meeting, March 19 - March 23, 2002. Los Angeles, California.

Digital Earth 2001: Second International Symposium. Fredericton, New Brunswick. June 24-28, 2001. For more information see: http://www.digitalearth.ca/

GIS in Education Conference. San Diego, California. July 6-8, 2001. For information see: http://www.esri. com/industries/k-12/gisedcon.html.

ESRI User Conference. San Diego, California. July 9-13, 2001. For more information see: http://www.esri.com/events/uc/index.html.

International Map Trade Association (IMTA). Annual International Conference & Trade Show. Melbourne, Australia, 13-15 September, 2001.

International Map Trade Association (IMTA) Americas Region. Conference & Trade Show. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 9-11 September, 2002.

International Society of Curators for Early Maps. June 30, 2001. Madrid, Spain. For further information contact Ed Dahl, 1292 Montee Paiement, Gatineau (Quebec) J8R 3K5, Canada, Tel: (819) 561-4029.

International Conference on the History of Cartography. Madrid, Spain. July 1-6, 2001. "The History of Carto-graphy of Spain and Iberoamerica." For information see: http://www.bne. es/esp/internacional/imago_mundi/principal.htm.

International Conference on the History of Cartography. Portland, Maine and Cambridge Mass., 15-20 June 2003.

International Cartographic Association. Beijing, China. Aug. 6-10, 2001. For information see: http://www2.sbsm.gov.cn/icc2001/.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts. August 16-25, 2001.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. General Conference. Glasgow, Scotland. August 18th - 24th 2002.

International Federation of Surveyors/American Congress on Surveying and Mapping/American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing Conference. Washington, DC. April 19 - 26, 2002

Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. September 12-15, 2001. Santa Barbara, CA. For more details see: http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~apcg2001/

North American Cartographic Information Society. Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon. October 3-6, 2001.

International Map Trade Association. Conference & Trade Show. Melbourne, Australia. Sept. 13-15, 2001.

Geoscience Information Society. Boston, Mass. November 5-8, 2001.

International Map Collectorís Society Symposium. Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 11-15, 2001. Host: Susan Gole. E-mail sgole@compuserve.com.

Maps and Society Programme for 2000-2001. University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB at 5.00 pm on a Thursday. A full schedule is listed on the History of Cartography web site (http://www.ihrinfo.ac.uk/maps/warburgprog.html). Contact Tony Campbell (tony. campbell@bl.uk), Map Librarian, British Library for more information.

Special Libraries Association. 2002 Annual Conference. Los Angeles, California. June 8-13, 2002.

Washington Map Society. Annual Dinner and President's Presentation, at the Capitol Hill Club. John Greene's topic is Maps with a Message: Scherer's Theology in Thematic Maps. During our annual business meeting, we will recognize the 50th issue of The Portolan and the editors of the journal. The Capitol Hill Club was the site of our very successful and popular event in May 1999. It is directly behind the Library of Congress and across the street from METRO. Meetings are open to members and non-members alike, without charge (except the dinner meting). For further information, contact Tom Sander, program chairman, at 703-426-2880, or by E-mail at sanderva@erols.com

The Friends of Cambridge University Library are hosting talks to complement the exhibition Fantasy to Federation: European maps of Australia to 1901 currently on show at the Exhibition Centre of Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge. Of potential interest to Map Librarians is: Rodney W. Shirley's Maps and Charts of the early explorers Wednesday 9 May 2001, at 5.00 p.m. The Morison Room, Cambridge University Library West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR

4. Contributors to This Issue

5. The Western Association of Map Libraries

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University of California, Los Angeles
Maps and Government Information
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Arthur Lakes Library
Colorado School of Mines
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Map Collection
Science Library
University of California - Riverside
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University Library
California State University, Long Beach
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