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Earth Sciences and Map Library Spring semester hours

The UC Berkeley Earth Sciences and Maps Library will be open Monday - Thursday, 9am - 7pm, and Friday 9 - 5 during the Spring semester.

Please remember that the Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the library does. This means no checkouts or returns after 6:45pm Monday-Thursday and after 4:45pm Fridays.

Upcoming holidays include:

Monday, February 20th: Closed
Friday, March 30th: Closed

Hope to see you in the library soon!

Jan 17, 2012 | Categories: Hours | jridener

Earth Sciences and Map Library Intersession and Winter Break Hours

During Winter Intersession: December 17th, 2011 - January 16th, 2012, the Earth Sciences and Map Library will be open Monday - Friday,  9am - 5pm.

Please remember: the Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the library closes.

Holiday closures:

December 22, 2011 - January 3, 2012 for Winter Break
January 16th, 2012 MLK Jr. holiday

We hope to see you at the library soon!

Dec 16, 2011 | Categories: Hours | jridener

BAAMA memberships for UCB students, faculty, and staff interested in GIS


BAAMA banner

UCB's Geospatial Innovation Facility has recently purchased an "Educational Membership" with the Bay Area Automated Mapping Association (BAAMA), which gives us the ability to add an unlimited number of UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. If you would like to become a BAAMA member, simply send me an email to Kevin Koy with the subject "BAAMA Membership" and include the name and email address that you would like associated with your membership.

BAAMA is a great local network for geospatial professionals from a variety of different fields, and membership gives you free access to attend their regularly held educational presentations. You can find a list of upcoming and previous sessions on the BAAMA website.

In addition to events and meetings, BAAMA regularly publishes an informative journal and hosts an active job board for local geospatial job opportunities, and provides an opportunity to connect with professionals for mentorship.

Orginally posted on the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library News blog


Dec 16, 2011 | Categories: News & Updates | jridener

Pastmapper: 1853 San Francisco in 2011


Brad Thompson has just released Pastmapper, a new platform for describing the past. With Pastmapper, users can see mapping of the past in a contemporary context as well as understand about the past in a contemporary context.

Currently, Pastmapper shows San Francisco in 1852-1853, in a Google Maps style, with geocoded directory listings for businesses and individuals. In addition to this every increasing wealth of information, you can see the historical coastline of San Francisco, building footprints, and streets in the city that eithe r no longer exist or have changed name like DuPont Street.

Check Pastmapper frequently as this is the v. 0.1 release and it's sure to grow quickly.

Dec 08, 2011 | Categories: Events, Web resources | jridener

xkcd Gives Insight Into Your Peronality

The webcomic xkcd, helps map geeks figure out the keys their personalities in this awesome comic about map projections. It's kind of a Cosmo quiz for map nerds:

What your favorite map projection says about you

Map Projections

Nov 22, 2011 | Categories: Trivia | jridener

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