The Cartography and GIS Education (CAGE) Lab in the Department of Geography, in collaboration with Mission Loc@l, have published Mission Possible: A Neighborhood Atlas. Both a print and online publication, Mission Possible is a project in which, "Students examined and mapped phenomena of the Mission in an effort to look at the neighborhood from different viewpoints and to offer users useful information. The maps in this atlas are products of students? work and imagination."
From the Mission Possible announcement: "Mission Possible employs a cartographic style that is a hybrid of traditional cartography, poster art, infographic, and map as narrative. The map is conceived as a narrative of place, using data visualization techniques, cartographic symbology, and graphic art and design concepts to tell different stories."
The lists of new books and new maps and atlases at the Earth Sciences and Map Library will be temporarily suspended while a high volume of new records are being loaded into OskiCat through the HathiTrust catalog records project. Once the record loading project is complete, the lists will resume regular updates. In the meantime, you can continue to search OskiCat for all library materials including books, atlases, and maps.
The Earth Sciences and Map Library will be open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, during the Summer term.
Please remember that the Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the library does. This means no checkouts or returns after 4:45pm during the summer.
Upcoming holidays include:
Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th: Closed
Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4th: Closed
Hope to see you in the library soon!
The UC Berkeley Earth Sciences and Map Library is holding a map sale during Cal Day on April 21, 2012. The map sale will take place in 190 Doe Library from 10am-2:45pm.
Maps of locations around the world will be available, especially topographic maps, aeronautical charts, nautical charts, and road maps. All maps are $1 each or 25 maps for $20. You can find out more information about the map sale and other Cal Day events on the Cal Day website.
The San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), has released GeoFetch, a geoportal, that allows users to search, browse, preview, and download geospatial data created by the Institute. GeoFetch contains metadata for over one hundred base layers and SFEI mapping-related websites and services, including Bay Area Aquatic Resource Inventory (BAARI) data.
To use GeoFetch, users must first register for a free account. The site includes a FAQ and a download page where users can quickly see what data collections are available for download.