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China Geo-Explorer II

The UC Berkeley Libraries have licensed China Geo-Explorer II, which provides access to a rich collection of census data, business data, maps, and reports for China at various administrative levels. You can use the tool to do spatial analysis, create maps, charts, tables, and reports, and download time series data. You can export as PDF, Excel, Word, or shapefiles.

Image of China Geo-Explorer II interface

For more information and instructions, please consult the detailed user's guide (PDF).

Jan 17, 2013 | Categories: New Acquisitions | bquigley

Earth Sciences and Map Library Intersession and Winter Break Hours

During winter intersession (December 15, 2012 - January 21, 2013), 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, 2012 - January 6, 2013 for winter break
January 21, 2013 for MLK Jr. holiday

Dec 17, 2012 | Categories: Hours | bquigley

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

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