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  1. Online Maps & Geographic Resources Kathryn Lage Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library ITS Brown Bag Seminar November 8, 2006

  2. Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library 303-492-7578 maplib@colorado.edu • Located in the Benson Earth Sciences Building. • Earth sciences collection of 45,000 volumes and 350 current journals covering subjects such as geology, remote-sensing, paleontology, and tectonics, and geographic information systems. • Traditional map collection of about 200,000 maps and a growing collection of digital data.

  3. Map Library Web Page • http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/map/ • New acquisitions in the Map Library • Research guides and presentations • Aerial Photographs of Colorado • Web resources • 200+ links to web sites with online maps, geographic information, and digital data sources

  4. The Biggies: Reference Maps & Current Events • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, UT Austin • Maps of current interest, Current reference maps, thematic maps, and historical maps. Good list of links to other maps sites. • Terraserver-USA • Topographic maps and aerial photographs of the United States • The National Atlas • Printable maps • Interactive maps (Dynamic Maps) • Customizable maps (Map Maker) • Download raw data

  5. Your Local Government through Maps • Planning, Parks & Recreation, Zoning & Flood Maps, etc • Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), Counties, and Cities • Examples • City of Boulder • Open Space & Mountain Parks • E-maps • County of Boulder • Property Maps Online • Land Use Maps

  6. The Biggies: Historical Maps • Library of Congress American Memory Map Collections • 10 collections of mostly historical maps: Civil War Maps, maps of national parks, panoramic maps, and more • David Rumsey Map Collection • Large collection of historical maps from the 18th and 19th centuries.

  7. Gazetteers • Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) & GeoNET GNIS (Geographic Names Information System) • Foreign and U.S. place names • http://geonames.usgs.gov/ • Mapping Services • Google maps • TopoZone/Terraserver-USA • Census Maps • EPA Find Your Watershed

  8. Exploring with Maps • Road Maps & More • MapQuest • Yahoo Maps • Google Local • Google Earth

  9. Introductions to Map Resources & Reference Tools • Zoom Into Maps from the Library of Congress • Explore different types of maps and map uses, using Library of Congress digitized collections. • Maps citation guides, cartographic tools, and map skills sites • Outline Maps • Print out (for educational use) blank maps of continents, countries, states, and counties.

  10. General Search Techniques • University Library Resources • Chinook • Full Text Databases: GeoScience World, ARTstor, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, ECCO • Map Library Links & Web Resources • Oddens’ Bookmarks • Google Images • Ask a Librarian!