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UC Berkeley Geography Department map sale: Everything must go!


Detail of San Francisco topo map
Detail of a 1895 topographic map of San Francisco from the USGS Store

15 December 2012: 9 AM ? 3 PM in McCone Hall.

Join us at the McCone?s west entrance.

The Department of Geography is having a final map sale December 15, 2012 from 9am-3pm in McCone Hall.

As we march into the modern era of digital images and projectors in every classroom the space required to house a standing map collection has been reallocated to new laboratories.

We have a wide variety of flat maps, but the largest share of the maps are 7.5 and 15 minute topographic quads, priced at 50˘ a piece. Most maps will be priced at the following increments: 50˘, $1, $2, $5. There are a few intriguing maps and map sets that are priced higher.

Come early to get the best selection. Come late to get the best deals. We?ll be selling the maps in bulk at the end of the day, so those of you who are looking for a large number of maps for art projects, wrapping paper, etc., this is your chance.

For more information. see the Geography Department home page.


Dec 06, 2012 | Categories: Events | jridener

Help improve the Library website

Interested in helping to improve the Libraries website?

Take a short survey by December 14th, 2012 and enter to win one of five $20 gift cards to the FSM Cafe in Moffitt Library.

The survey is open to everyone and takes less than five minutes to complete:

Nov 26, 2012 | Categories: Events | jridener

Earth Sciences and Map Library closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Eat pizza!

From Fresh Conservative

The Earth Sciences and Map Library will be closed from November 22 - 25, 2012 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular semester hours will resume Monday, November 26.

During semester hours, the library is open Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm and Friday 9am - 5pm. The library is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the library does. This means no items can be checked out or returned after 6:45pm Monday - Thursday, and 4:45pm on Friday.

Hope to see you in the library soon!

Nov 20, 2012 | Categories: Hours | jridener

GIS Day events at Berkeley 11/14/2012

GIS Day logo

Today,Wednesday, November 14th, is GIS Day! Events related to geographic information systems, software, data, and geospatial thinking are happening around the world today to celebrate geospatial technology and the impact it has on improving our lives and the planet.

The Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF), in conjunction with the Bay Area Automated Mapping Association (BAAMA) and with support from the American Northern California Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), is hosting an event today from 5-8:15pm in Mulford Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Presentations range from space trends in Yellowstone National Park to PostGIS 2.0.

The event is free but attendees are strongly encouraged to register for the event.

Nov 14, 2012 | Categories: Events | jridener

Old Maps Online's New Georeferencing Project

The British Library, in conjunction with Old Maps Online, the website dedicated to making very old maps available digitally, and blogged about here previously, has announced a new georeferencing project. The site is asking for interested folks to participate in a new round of crowdsourced georeferencing. Using the Georeferencer software in a browser, users assign points on the globe to a map image, tying the map to the correct place on Earth. Georeferenced maps can then be downloaded and used in GIS or other software that can use the geographic information to place the old map where it's supposed to be located in relation to other spatial data.

Anyone can participate in the new georeferencing project at the British Library site. The last georeferencing project was a huge success, and hopefully the same will be true again so that more very old maps can be freely available online with enhanced spatial functionality.

Oct 26, 2012 | Categories: News & Updates, Web resources | jridener

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