Category Archives: Digital Collections

Maps, Maps, and more Maps!

Not just for map lovers: The US Geological Survey and ESRI have teamed up to develop the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer. Bring all the USGS topographic maps together to explore the changes recorded with each update. Check out ESRI’s … Continue reading

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Neotoma Paleoecology Database

Just released: Neotoma Explorer 2.0, a new interface for searching, exploring, and obtaining paleoecological data stored in the Neotoma Paleoecology Database. Neotoma is an international database collaborative which covers the Pliocene-Quaternary time period. All data stored in Neotoma are publicly … Continue reading

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USGS Webinar: Using The National Map Services to Enable your Web and Mobile Mapping Efforts

On April 30th at 9 am Mountain Time, the U.S. Geological Survey will host a 30-minute webinar on “Using The National Map services to enable your web and mobile mapping efforts.” The webinar will provide a brief overview of geospatial … Continue reading

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Nation’s Authoritative Land Cover Map New and Improved

The latest edition of the nation’s most comprehensive look at land-surface conditions from coast to coast has just been released. National Land Cover Database 2011 is the most recent national land cover product. Read the press release for more details about … Continue reading

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The President’s Climate Data Initiative: Empowering America’s Communities to Prepare for the Effects of Climate Change

Read the fact sheet from the White House. Last June, President Obama launched a Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address this global challenge. The plan … Continue reading

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The National Map and National Atlas Merge

This year, the National Atlas will be merged into The National Map to a single online source for geospatial and cartographic information. On September 30, 2014, The National Atlas of the United States will be removed from service. Some of … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

Originally published in 1932, the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States is now available digitally. All of the nearly 700 maps from the atlas are georeferenced and georectified so that they can be overlaid consistently within a digital mapping … Continue reading

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Grant Opportunity: National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program

The FY 2014 National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program has been posted. Grant applications are due March 27, 2014.

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Libraries Applaud Dismissal of Google Book Search Case

After eight years of litigation, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York today upheld the fair use doctrine when the court dismissed Authors Guide v. Google, a case that questioned the legality of Google’s searchable book … Continue reading

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Missouri Botanical Garden aims to improve access to digital texts through online gaming

The Missouri Botanical Garden was recently awarded a $449,641 grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to test new means of using crowd sourcing and gaming to support the enhancement of texts from the Biodiversity Heritage Library … Continue reading

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