The Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) here at UC Berkeley holds half day workshops on various geospatial and GIS topics. Courses range from introduction to GIS to object-based analysis with OBIA with eCognition The courses are open to everyone and preregistration is required. The schedule for Fall 2012 has been posted on the GIF workshop site.
The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE), a portal for environmental science data exploration, announced that it's gone live as of July 23, 2012. From the DataONE site: "supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (Grant #OCI-0830944) as one of the initial DataNets, DataONE will ensure the preservation, access, use and reuse of multi-scale, multi-discipline, and multi-national science data via three principle cyberinfrastucture elements and a broad education and outreach program."
DataONE's three principle elements include:
Users can access data via ONE Mercury, a search tool that allows for geographic, metadata, contributor node, and other types of searches.
Read more about DataONE on the DataONE site.
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!