The UC Berkeley Libraries are excited to announce the release of GeoData@UC Berkeley with MapUp, a geoportal and geospatial data sharing application.
GeoData@UC Berkeley allows users to discover the library's geospatial data holdings, preview geospatial data, create custom maps using only a web browser, and download geospatial data in a variety of formats. GeoData@UC Berkeley currently contains over 9,000 geospatial data layers from UC Berkeley, Harvard University, and MIT.
GeoData@UC Berkeley is part of a consortium of geoportals created by Tufts University, Harvard University, MIT, Princeton University, and the Massachusetts Office of Geographic Information (MASSGIS).
MapUp is an application developed by the UC Berkeley Libraries to allow UC Berkeley students, faculty, and researchers to store and share their geospatial data with GeoData@UC Berkeley users. Anyone with a valid CalNet ID can upload data to MapUp.
For more information about GeoData@UC Berkeley or MapUp, please contact John Ridener, GIS Specialist/Map Cataloger at the Earth Sciences and Map Library: email@example.com
Welcome back everyone. The Earth Sciences and Map Library will be open the following hours during the fall semester:
Monday-Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
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.
There are a few days when the library will close early, before holidays:
Thursday, Nov. 10th: 9am 5pm
Wednesday, Nov. 23rd: 9am - 5pm
Upcoming holidays include:
Sept. 5th (Labor Day): Closed
Nov. 11th (Veteran's Day): Closed
Nov. 24th/25th (Thanksgiving weekend): Closed
We're looking forward to seeing you in the library!
The UC Berkeley Library is trying to get a better understanding of how our patrons use our website (http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/) and we need your help! We are looking for any current UC Berkeley students or faculty who would like to sit down with a Library staff member and show us how you use our site. Whether you use our site everyday, intermittently, or have never used it we're interested in speaking with you. In exchange for about an hour of your time we'll give you a $10 gift certificate to the FSM Cafe in Moffitt Library. We will record the session, but all recordings and data collected will only be used internally for website redesign purposes. If you are interested in helping us please email Matthew Prutsman at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, July 21.
The David Rumsey Collection, the fantastic online resource for digitized historic maps, has recently scanned and made available a 1905 Sanborn fire insurance atlas of the City of San Francisco. The atlas is very valuable resource for many reasons, thogh specifically beccause it dates to just months before the historic 1906 earthquake and fire that destroyed a large portion of the city.
The original atlas belongs to the San Francisco Public Library's San Francisco History Center. You can read more about the atlas on the David Rumsey Collection blog and view the pages themselves at the David Rumsey Collection site.
ChangeMatters is a new service created by Esri to allow users to quickly and easily compare bands of satellite imagery directly in a web browser. Using Landsat Global Land Survey (GLS) imagery from 1975-2000, Esri has created a service that allows users to "Use the best continuous source of earth monitoring data to visualize and analyze change." The service is also a layer package on ArcGIS Online which allows users to take advantage of the online imagery storage via ArcGIS as well.