Map libraries and spatial librarians

12 Nov 2001
Results of some searches, worth further exploration (and see also my ArcIMS page for other important bits):

'digital map library'

GIS in the Earth Sciences & Map Library UC Berkeley

Interactive Spatial Data Browser for DLGs at UVa

Maine and other states from UVa

Interactive Data Resources from UVa

Alexandria Digital Library

Penn State Map Library

DCW at Penn State

GIS in EPA Region 7

Texas Zoonosis Control Division

Wisconsin Digital Map Library

Bay Area Digital Map Library

Texas Digital Map Library

'gis librarian'

Western Association of Map Libraries and Map Librarian's Toolbox

position announcement, U Washington (1997), and metadata search form from U Washington

U Oregon position

Digital Map and Geospatial Information Center Princeton

Cal Poly announcement (1998)

GIS at Brandeis

Search 16 different GIS discussion lists all at once or individually

U Texas 'information literacy model"

Creative Ways to Make Geospatial Data Accessible in Academic Libraries (Tsering Wangyal Shawa, GIS Librarian, Princeton University)


links to topozone maps with instructions for UTM and decimal degrees

Aligning Themes in a View and Using the ArcView Projection Utilityinstructions

Using DLG2SHP from ($99) --I've downloaded the .avx, but we'd need the .exe to use it.

Using the Legend Tool Extension

GIS data of Cades Cove in both UTM and decimal degrees

Distributed Geolibraries Patrick McGlamery University of Connecticut


This projection file is intended to be used in conjunction with DD.PRJ. UTM.PRJ projects a coverage in statplane coordinate system to UTM. The DD.PRJ file project the coverage from utm to decimal degrees. The projected coverage must be given a new name with each projection.

NADCON Extension Documentation

What if my shapefiles aren't lat/long?

The Projector! extension, included in the ArcView samples, may be used to convert shapefiles to lat/long. 
When unprojecting, ArcView assumes the same datum as the projection. Thus the following script: 

' UTM Zone 12, NAD27

p1=Point.Make(409023.093750,3901027.500000) ' -112, 35.25
p2=Point.Make(409303.250000,3928754.000000) ' -112, 35.5
p3=Point.Make(431977.937500,3928553.000000) ' -111.75, 35.5
p4=Point.Make(431767.812500,3900827.250000) ' -111.75, 35.25

theRect = Rect.MakeXY(-112,35.25,-111.75,35.5)
thePrj = TrnMerc.Make(theRect)
theSpheroid = thePrj.GetSpheroid

up1 = p1.ReturnUnprojected(thePrj)
up2 = p2.ReturnUnprojected(thePrj)
up3 = p3.ReturnUnprojected(thePrj)
up4 = p4.ReturnUnprojected(thePrj)

will return the corner points of theRect.

ArcView and Datums: The Real Story

Some bits of History:

In addition to the more general links at the bottom of my GIS summary page, the following sketch the evolution of my thoughts and writings on GIS in ACS contexts:
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Across the Curriculum: Implementing Distribution to 15 Campuses (March 2000)

The Digital South (Jan 2000)

A GIS Server for ACS Partners? (21 December 1999)

metastuff (28 Nov 1999 for GIS metadata link, and ArcView extensions)

GIS: an insurmountable opportunity? (19-21 November 1999)

GIS in Environmental Studies (17 Sept 1999)