December 2000

Larry W. Laliberte, Editor
University of Oregon - Eugene

Electronic Version - December 2000.

1. News
      1.1 The China Historical Geographic Information System (CHGIS) project established
      1.2 U.S. Geological Survey Updates
      1.3 Image registration for DOQs available from Terraserver
      1.4 Proposed closure of NTIS
      1.5 Conference: Licensing Data - Licensing People
      1.6 New Zealand: Profit-free land information brings business opportunities
      1.7 Digital Map of the Baltic Sea Region 1:1 million now available on the MapBSR 2000 CD-ROM
      1.8 Mark Reichardt joins OGC staff
      1.9 Annotated bibliography on fieldwork in geography
      1.10 Assistant Map and Geography Librarian - University of Illinois
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 New documents from the Working group for Mapcuratorship
        2.2.2 The Portolan: Journal of the Washington Map Society Issue 49 (winter 2000-2001)
        2.2.3 The latest issue of MapForum.Com is now available
      2.3 Articles of Interest
        2.3.1 XML and the Resource Description Framework: The Great Web Hope
      2.4 Internet Resources
        2.4.1 Interactive Arctic Environmental Atlas launched
        2.4.2 Interactive Multimedia Cartography
        2.4.3 New Jersey Geological Survey Atlas Sheets
        2.4.4 The Lunar and Planetary Institute has made available online the Consolidated Lunar Atlas
3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities
        3.1 Upcoming National Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
        3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
4. Contributors to This Issue
5. The Western Association of Map Libraries

1. News

1.1 The China Historical Geographic Information System (CHGIS) project established

From: Merrick Lex Berman, to various lists, December 2000.

The China Historical Geographic Information System (CHGIS) project has been established under the aegis of the Harvard-Yenching Institute and Harvard University with a three-year grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The CHGIS will establish a standardized coding system to identify historical administrative units and settlements for different periods in Chinese History. It will provide a base GIS platform for spatial analysis, temporal statistical modeling, and representation of selected historical units as digital maps. The project intends to make the multi-lingual base GIS available to the scholarly community at no charge through download sites throughout the world. The participating institutions are:

Merrick Berman has been appointed as manager for the CHGIS project as of January 1, 2001. The project is overseen by a Management Committee with Professors Peter Bol of Harvard University (chair), Laurence Crissman (Griffith University), Ge Jianxiong (Fudan University), C. C. Hsieh (Academia Sinica), G. William Skinner (University of California, Davis) and Advisory Committee of scholars from East Asia, North America, and Europe.

Further information is available at the CHGIS website: http://fas.harvard.edu/~chgis

Postings of CHGIS data are expected to begin in late Spring, 2001. Contact Information:

1.2 U.S. Geological Survey Updates

Posted by Rea Mueller 703-648-5954 FAX: 703-648-5939 e-mail: rlmueller@usgs.gov

1.2.1 Subject: Earth-Info Web Site and DOI-10 Imagery

The NIMA earth-info public Web site is now open. http://www.earth-info.org This site contains links to both government and commercial sites that can provide access to imagery and geospatial information.

One of the datasets available through the earth-info Web site is Digital Orthorectified Imagery 10 Meter (DOI-10). DOI-10 provides 10-meter resolution, black and white imagery derived from data obtained from SPOT Image Corp. under an unrestricted license. Primary coverage is of the northern hemisphere; there is only limited coverage in the southern hemisphere. The data can be downloaded or ordered on media through the Web site. Orders for the data on media will be transmitted to the USGS EROS Data Center (EDC) for production and shipment.

DOI-10 will be sold in 1x1 degree areas (approximately 90MB) on CD in GeoTiff format or on Digital Linear Tape (DLT) for orders of the entire dataset. One CD will hold 5 1x1 degree areas. The price for files on CD will be $15 per 1x1 degree area with a $45 base charge, plus $5 handling per order. International orders will include a $20 shipping charge. The Super Bulk price for orders of the entire DOI-10 dataset is $1 per file on DLT only. The 2395 files will fit on 5 DLT's. Customers must contact EDC directly to place orders for the entire dataset: 605-594-6151.

The DORRAN product code for DOI-10 is RS11.
For more information about DOI-10 imagery please visit http://geoengine.nima.mil/geoEngine/help/doi_pub.htm
Customers with questions about the other products available through the earth-info Web site can call NIMA at 800-455-0899.

1.3 Image registration for DOQs available from Terraserver

From: Joseph J. Kerski jjkerski@usgs.gov to various lists, December 2000.

Since mid-1998, Terraserver (terraserver.microsoft.com) has been serving up millions of images each month from compressed USGS Digital OrthoPhoto Quads (DOQs), Russian SPIN-2 imagery, and more, and recently the USGS topographic maps in digital format (Digital Raster Graphics) and links to the USGS stream gauging stations from these DRGs. The Microsoft TerraServer web site is one of the world's largest online databases, with 20 terabytes of disk storage, allowing anyone to quickly and easily use maps and images to explore the United States and certain places around the world with a standard web browser. An average of 40,000 users request 4,000,000 images from the site everyday. This magnificent site grew out of a cooperative research and development agreement with Microsoft to compress Terrabytes of images using MrSID compression routines. Some images have been available for download and in all cases, for purchase.

The DOQs have been useful in exposing a wide variety of users, mostly non-GIS users, to the power and utility of digital imagery of the landscape. They have not been able to be used in GIS software directly from the Terraserver without the user placing them side-by-side with vector data and using registration and rectification algorithms within these software packages ... until now.

Yes, that's right! I'm pleased to report that when a user clicks on the download button, he or she has the option of downloading a header file! This will allow the user to directly use these images in a GIS package. This header file is a text file and should be saved with a .jgw extension [note that there is an error on the web page that indicates the wrong naming convention] with the base name the same as the image. Therefore, if you download a blair.jpg image, you should name the header file blair.jgw so that your GIS software will read it.

I tried this recently, downloading an image of Blair, Nebraska. The DOQs, as most USGS data, are in UTM meters. Then I downloaded USGS 100,000-scale digital line graph (DLG) roads data from http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov WebGLIS - soon to be http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov for the same area and overlaid the two. They were offset as seen on the image attached, terraserveroff_sm.jpg. Why were they offset? The DOQs are cast on the North American Datum (NAD) of 1983 while the 100K DLGs are on NAD 1927.

Thus, there is an offset if you use USGS DLGs and USGS DOQs together. But - no problem! You have several options. One, measure the offset and adjust the header file (in my case, blair.jgw according to the offset in the x and y directions. I had to add 30 meters easting (x) and subtract 200 meters northing (y) which were the last 2 lines in the header file. A second option is to use the tricon program to give you a conversion between NAD 27 and NAD 83 which you can use to edit your header file, available from the bottom of the page http://rockyweb.cr.usgs.gov/software. A third option is to use your GIS software's register and rectify commands to rubber-sheet your image to an established set of vector features, such as roads. In the case of ArcView, you can use the K12 School Tools extension or the Image Analysis extension.

1.4 Proposed closure of NTIS

From: Linda ZellmerLinda.Zellmer@asu.edu to various lists, December 2000.

As you know, the National Commission on Library and Information Science did a study on the proposed closure of NTIS. Their preliminary report was issued in March. As part of their study, they have been doing a study to assess Public Information dissemination, including the entire realm of Government Information resources. As a result of this assessment, they have developed the Public Information Resources Reform Act of 2001, which would replace the present Federal Depository Library Program with a Public Information Resources Administration (PIRA) in the Executive Branch of Government. The PIRA would have responsibility for functions now contained in agencies such as the Superintendent of Documents and NTIS. It would also establish a formal working relationship with the National Archives.

Several Web Pages on the NCLIS Home page contain information on the proposal. They include:

I have written a letter commenting on the proposals based on experience with cartographic materials. Among the points that I am addressing are:

Anyone wishing to see a copy of my letter can contact me at my e-mail Linda.Zellmer@asu.edu

1.5 Conference: Licensing Data - Licensing People

From: Alberta Auringer Wood awood@mun.ca to various lists, December 2000.

Information regarding the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) conference entitled Licensing Data - Licensing People held in New Orleans Oct. 30-Nov. 1 is online at: http://www.acsm.net/licenserpt.html

According to the report done by American Congress on Surveying and Mapping Executive Director, Curt Sumner, the published purpose for the conference was to provide a forum for discussion regarding three primary topics:

1.6 New Zealand: Profit-free land information brings business opportunities

From: Roger Longhorn ral@alum.mit.edu to various lists, December 2000.

A Labour-Alliance Coalition focused beyond profit is opening up high-tech business opportunities in geographic information, says Minister for Land Information Matt Robson. A new low fee will apply to the bulk survey data becoming available as Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) rolls out the Landonline system across the country. The data is priced to recover only the costs of dissemination and will carry no copyright fees. This fits with policy aimed at making Government -held information more available to New Zealanders. The new fee will open up great opportunities for the development of geographic information systems. These systems are increasingly being used to support planning, development and monitoring in socio-economic and environmental arenas, says Mr. Robson. The new pricing policy will also enable the data to be shared on the internet and across communities, such as the entire educational sector. Up until now the most comparable data was that supplied from LINZ's Digital Cadastral Database. But this DCDB data (which is being phased out with the commissioning of Landonline) is priced at a much higher level and with a requirement to pay copyright fees when it was on-sold, Mr. Robson says.

LINZ will only supply raw data. Private sector data resellers and major users will need to reprocess this into formats required by the various geographic information systems. They will also cut it up into the myriad of smaller subsets required by typical end-user customers. This bulk data provides the land parcel framework for property-related information systems, such as those operated by local authorities and utility companies. The new bulk survey product will progressively become available, beginning in Otago, Southland and Canterbury. By late 2002, the Landonline bulk survey data will be available for the entire country.

1.7 Digital Map of the Baltic Sea Region 1:1 million now available on the MapBSR 2000 CD-ROM

The National Mapping Agencies of the countries around the Baltic Sea have produced a database in scale 1:1 million with basic geographic information, the Digital Map of the Baltic Sea Region (MapBSR 2000).

The MapBSR 2000 database has data from 13 countries. The themes included are administrative boundaries, hydrography, transport network, elevation, settlements, names and nature.

Each National Mapping Agency is responsible for the data from the respective country and data is made according to the MapBSR specifications for the whole region. The database will be updated on a regular basis, next update in 2001. The MapBSR 2000 CD-ROM can be obtained from the National Mapping Agencies. MapBSR has received funding from the European Union Interreg II C program.

For more information - including distributors, prices and user rights and examples of the MapBSR data - please visit the MapBSR website at: http://www.mapbsr.nls.fi

For more information, please contact:

1.8 Mark Reichardt joins OGC staff

On December 12, 2000, the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Mark Reichardt joined the OGC team in November 2000 as Director of Marketing and Public Sector Programs. Mr. Reichardt joins OGC after leaving a successful 20-year career with the federal government. Since 1980, Mr. Reichardt has been involved in key federal mapping and geospatial programs.

OGC is an international industry consortium of over 200 companies, government agencies and universities working together to develop commercial geoprocessing standards.

1.9 Annotated bibliography on fieldwork in geography

From: Mick Healey MHealey@chelt.ac.uk to various lists, December 2000.

Claire Cottingham, Phil Gravestock and Mick Healey have recently produced an annotated bibliography on fieldwork in geography, earth and environmental sciences in higher education that may be of interest. The bibliography may be found on the Geography Discipline Network Web pages at: http://www.chelt.ac.uk/el/philg/gdn/disabil/fieldwk.htm.

There are over 100 references currently in the bibliography, most of which were written since 1990. A few key references to literature relating to fieldwork in schools are also included. At this stage the bibliography is inevitably partial and the authors would be grateful if users would let them know about any references that should be added. The intention is to add other references as they are published.

Please send details of missed references to Phil Gravestock mailto:pgstock@chelt.ac.uk

1.10 Assistant Map and Geography Librarian University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: February 1, 2001. A full-time tenure track position with the rank of Assistant Professor of Library Administration.

Duties and Responsibilities: The incumbent in this entry-level position, under the direction of the Map and Geography Librarian, will be responsible for integrating and supporting access to digital geospatial data as part of the University Library’s service. Responsibilities include a broad variety of functions, all with a geospatial data emphasis: collection and user needs assessment, acquisitions, metadata creation, reference services, and data access. Work with digital geospatial data will be integrated with providing reference services for the Map and Geography Library as a whole. The Assistant Map and Geography Librarian will serve as a Library-wide resource for GIS-related data acquisitions and activities and will be the primary Library liaison to the campus and state GIS communities. The incumbent also will play a key role in gaining complete bibliographic control of the geospatial information collection by cataloging digital data resources, aerial photograph sets, and maps using OCLC, will assist in setting unit goals and priorities, and administer the unit in the absence of the Map and Geography Librarian.

Required: An MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school or its equivalent. Academic or work-related background in one of the social or spatial sciences such as geography or urban planning including experience with GIS software, such as ArcView and Arc/Info, and digital geospatial data. Demonstrated knowledge of cartographic information in a variety of formats and/or knowledge of cartographic information resources in a library setting. Familiarity with metadata construction. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Evidence of research orientation and ability to meet University standards for promotion and tenure.
Preferred: University degree with a GIS emphasis. Familiarity with electronic government information resources. Familiarity with issues related to on-screen and hardcopy delivery of digitized geospatial data. Knowledge of cataloging theory and the MARC cataloging format. Skills in web page development and an interest in providing appropriate access to library holdings through the web. Supervisory experience.
Desired: Familiarity with issues associated with technology and techniques for scanning of cartographic information resources. Experience in GIS project management, data management and GIS needs assessment. Familiarity with relational database management software (e.g., MS Access, SQL, Oracle). Experience in cataloging spatial information resources using a bibliographic utility (OCLC or RLIN).

Salary & Rank: Salary is competitive, and is commensurate with experience and credentials for appointment as Assistant Professor. Librarians have faculty rank and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve month appointment; 24 work days vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 annual sick leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employee (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in State Universities Retirement System is compulsory (includes several private options), 8% of staff member’s salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Apply: Send letter of application and complete resume with the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses (where available) of three references to:

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be postmarked by January 19, 2001.

The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer

2. New Maps, Books, etc.

2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell


Blodgett, Robert B., and Clautice, Karen H. Fossil locality map, Healy A-6 quadrangle, south-central Alaska. Scale 1:63,360. Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Report of investigations no. 2000-5, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45427540

Richter, Donald H. Geologic map of the McCarthy D-1 quadrangle, Alaska. Scale 1:63,360. USGS Geologic investigation series no. I-2695, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45405241


Alberta Environment. Special places (natural regions, public nominations, candidate sites & designated protected areas), June 2000. Scale 1:1,000,000. Edmonton : Alberta Environment, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45299233


Billingsley, George H., et al. Geologic map of the upper Parashant Canyon and vicinity, Mohave County, northwestern Arizona. Scale 1:31,680. USGS Miscellaneous field studies no. MF 2343, pub. 2000. Also on the Web at: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/map-mf/mf2343/ OCLC: 45368559


Calzia, J. P. Geologic map of the Kingston Range, southern Death Valley, California. Scale 1:31,680. USGS Open-file report no. 00-412, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45367015

DeLorme Mapping Company. Northern California atlas & gazetteer. 5th ed. 1 atlas (127 p.), scale 1:150,000. Yarmouth, Me. : DeLorme Mapping, 2000. ISBN: 0899332870 OCLC: 45381995

Gardner, James V. Bathymetry and selected perspective views of central San Francisco Bay, California. 2 maps, scales 1:15,000 and ca. 1:24,500. USGS Water-resources investigations report no. 00-4164, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45429715

Stone, Paul., and Cossette, Pamela M. Geologic map and digital database of the Apache Canyon 7.5-min. quadrangle, Ventura and Kern Counties, California. Original scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report no. 00-359, pub. 2000. Access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of00-359/ OCLC: 45258966


Colorado Division of Wildlife. Fishing the three rivers : a guide to the Roaring Fork, Fryingpan, and Crystal rivers. Scale ca. 1:150,000. Lakewood, Colo. : U.S. Forest Service, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45288428


Clere, John R. Bryan's sectional maps O‘ahu. 2000 ed., rev. Dec. 1999. 1 atlas, scale 1:24,000. Waipahu, Hawaii : EMIC Graphics, pub. 2000. ISBN: 1878536141 OCLC: 45298988

Travel Graphics International. Oahu, Hawaii, illustrated pocket map. Not drawn to scale. Minneapolis, Minn. : Travel Graphics International, pub. 1999. OCLC: 45299042


Kellogg, Karl S., and Williams, Van S. Geologic map of the Ennis 30’ x 60’ quadrangle, Madison and Gallatin Counties, Montana, and Park County, Wyoming. Scale 1:100,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2690, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45258366


Moyer, Lorre A. Preliminary digital map of cryptocrystalline occurrences in northern Nevada. Maximum recommended scale 1:750,000. USGS Open-file report no. 99-523, pub. 1999. Access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of99-523/ OCLC: 45449942


Black, Gerald L., et al. Relative earthquake hazard map of the Klamath Falls metropolitan area, Lane County, Oregon. Scale 1:24,000. Accompanied by 1 computer disk. Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries, Interpretive map series no. IMS-19, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45436541

DeLorme Mapping Company. 3-D TopoQuads : Oregon east. 2 computer optical discs. Yarmouth, Me : DeLorme, pub. 2000. ISBN: 0899337562 OCLC: 45322767

DeLorme Mapping Company. 3-D TopoQuads : Oregon west. 2 computer optical discs. Yarmouth, Me : DeLorme, pub. 2000. ISBN: 0899337554 OCLC: 45322708

Tolan, Terry L., et al. Geologic map and database of the Salem East and Turner 7.5 minute quadrangles, Marion County, Oregon, a digital database. 2 maps, original scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report no. 00-351, pub. 2000. Access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of00-351/ OCLC: 45311034


Davis, Fitzhugh D. Geologic map of the Midvale quadrangle, Salt Lake County, Utah. Scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological and Mineral Survey Map no. 177, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45351744

McCarthy, Padhrig T., and Miller, David M. Interim geologic map of the Terrace Mountain East quadrangle, Box Elder County, Utah. Scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological Survey, Open-file report no. 377, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45410363

Miller, David M., and McCarthy, Padhrig T. Interim geologic map of the Terrace Mountain West quadrangle, Box Elder County, Utah. Scale 1:24,000. Utah Geological Survey, Open-file report no. 376, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45418011

Universal Map. Utah. Scale ca. 1:700,000. Williamston, Mich. : Universal Map, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45431032

Tingey, Rick. Road less areas of Utah's national forests : the Wild Utah Forest Campaign, American lands. 1 map, scale 1:550,000. Salt Lake City, UT : Wild Utah Project, 2000. OCLC: 45302534


Washington State Coastal Monitoring & Analysis Program. LIBDATA Version 2 : GIS library data CD-ROM, [southwest Washington coast] 1 computer laser optical disc, scale not given. Olympia, WA : Washington State Dept. of Ecology, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45352199

WEST (U.S.-Canada)

Lone Mountain Designs. Coop's roadmap guide to Dinosaur sites and museums, Western North America. Scale [ca. 1:3,900,000]. Menlo Park, Calif. : Lone Mountain Designs, 1999. OCLC: 45344396


Kellogg, Karl S., and Williams, Van S. Geologic map of the Ennis 30’ x 60’ quadrangle, Madison and Gallatin Counties, Montana, and Park County, Wyoming. Scale 1:100,000. USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2690, pub. 2000. OCLC: 45258366

2.2 Other New Materials

2.2.1 New documents from the Working group for Mapcuratorship

From: Jan Smits (President Groupe des Cartothecaires de LIBER) Jan.Smits@kb.nl to various lists, December 2000.

Through the site of the European Working group for Mapcuratorship http://www.kb.nl/infolev/liber/intro.htm the following documents are made available:

In the first quarter 2001 the articles resulting from this conference will be added to the site.

2.2.2 The Portolan: Journal of the Washington Map Society Issue 49 (winter 2000-2001)

Contents of issue 49 Winter 2000-2001

A Web Site with a listing of the contents of all issues of The Portolan to date is available at: http://users.supernet.com/pages/jdocktor/portolan.htmv

2.2.3 The latest issue of MapForum.Com is now available at: http://www.mapforum.com

2.3 Articles of Interest

2.3.1 ONLINE September 2000

2.4 Internet Resources

2.4.1 Interactive Arctic Environmental Atlas launched

Environmental information on the Arctic region is presented in a new interactive map on the Internet. Any standard web browser can be used to browse and examine the situation in the far north of the World at the Arctic Environmental Atlas website: http://maps.grida.no/arctic.

The themes in this map primarily concentrate on issues like biodiversity and conservation -- where the Arctic has a special status, with vast expanses of still untouched nature, important fish stocks and large seabird colonies. Other environmental problems that the map touches upon are ecological footprint, land based pollution and climate change.

The major sources used are some of the best global publicly available collections of data and maps, that have been collected and projected to show a polar view, and implemented in this interactive map service. The Arctic Environmental Atlas also draws from work that UNEP/GRID-Arendal has done for various Arctic projects over the years, in everything from conservation to pollution monitoring.

The website was developed by UNEP/GRID-Arendal in Norway, a United Nations Environment Programme information centre.

For more information, please contact: Hugo Ahlenius, tel. +47-37035713, email ahlenius@grida.no or Lars Kullerud, tel. +47-37035708, email kullerud@grida.no.

2.4.2 Interactive Multimedia Cartography

From: Steve Westley SWestley@NRCan.gc.ca to various lists, December 2000.

The Centre for Topographic Information (Ottawa) has added examples of interactive multimedia cartography produced by the Cartographic Visualization on the Internet Project to its website. For more information go to: http://maps.NRCan.gc.ca/visualization/

The objectives of this project are to investigate, develop and evaluate methods for the effective portrayal of cartographic information on the Internet. Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, was chosen as the case study for the development of Internet-based cartographic visualization techniques. Visit the site and see examples of:

2.4.3 New Jersey Geological Survey Atlas Sheets

From: Tsering Wangyal Shawa shawatw@Princeton.EDU to various lists, December 2000.

The Digital Map and Geospatial Information Center has scanned maps of New Jersey Geological Survey Atlas Sheets, published between 1884 and 1894, which are in the Princeton Map Collection. For more information see: http://gisserver.princeton.edu/njgsatlas.html

2.4.4 The Lunar and Planetary Institute has made available online the Consolidated Lunar Atlas

From: David Bigwood bigwood@lpi.usra.edu to various lists, December 2000.

The Lunar and Planetary Institute has made available online the Consolidated Lunar Atlas by Gerald P. Kuiper, Ewen A. Whitaker, Robert G. Strom, John W. Fountain, and Stephen M. Larson at: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/research/cla/menu.html

This atlas was a collection of very high quality, loose-leaf photographic prints of all of the best images taken from Earth-based telescopes. As it was made up of photographs, and not printed, this atlas was reproduced in limited quantities and distributed to members of the space community to support the upcoming Apollo missions to the Moon. Few intact copies of the CLA have survived; it has become one of the scarcest of all lunar publications, with used copies found in some rare-book shops going for thousands of dollars.

3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities

3.1 Upcoming National Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.

From: Angela Lee alee@esri.com to various lists, December 2000.

3.2 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.

4. Contributors :

Larry W. Laliberte lwl@darkwing.uoregon.edu
Ken Rockwell krockwel@library.utah.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 an officer listed below or visit the WAML web site at : http://www.waml.org/.

WAML Officers as of July 1, 2000

David Deckelbaum
University of California, Los Angeles
Maps and Government Information
4510 Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
(310) 825-3135

Vice President/President Elect
Christopher J.J. Thiry
Map Librarian
Arthur Lakes Library
Colorado School of Mines
PO Box 4029
Golden, CO 80401-0029
(303) 273-3697
Fax (303) 273-3199

Muriel Strickland
2465 Baja Cerro Circle
San Diego, CA 92019

Wendie Helms
Map Collection
Science Library
University of California - Riverside
P.O. Box 5900
Riverside CA 92517-5900
(909) 787-6423

Past President
Greg Armento
University Library
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA 90840
(562) 985-4367

Business Manager
Richard E. Soares
WAML Book & Fiche Sales Manager
Brigham Young University
P.O. Box 1667
Provo, UT 84603-1667
(801) 378-6179

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