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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, September 29, 2010 --

SUMMARY
1.  Services
          A.  Large Map Collection Available from Fogler Library
          B.  GeoStats Spatial and Numeric Data GIS Service Workstation
 
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SERVICES
          A.  LARGE MAP COLLECTION AVAILABLE FROM FOGLER LIBRARY
Fogler Library has about 85,000 sheet and folded maps, 3,000 atlases of various kinds, and an estimated 200,000 maps enclosed within publications. Locations include the Map Area on the first floor, and the closed stack areas of both  the Special Collections and the Government Publications, Maps, GIS & Microforms Departments.  There is more detailed information at:  <http://www.library.umaine.edu/govdoc/aboutmaps.htm>.  Thousands of maps not on the premises are accessible online via links in URSUS and web search engines. Inquire at the Reference Desk for assistance. 
 
          B.  GEOSTATS SPATIAL & NUMERIC DATA GIS SERVICE WORKSTATION
A versatile work station is available for your research involving spatial & numeric data and geographic information systems (GIS). Located on the first floor of the Fogler Library, it can be used to create maps color-coded to correspond to spatial distribution of your chosen data. Faculty may request a session for their classes to teach a specific application pertinent to their coursework at: <http://www.library.umaine.edu/geoscan/default.htm>.   Additionally, the maps from the Library's collections, or that you provide, can be vector-scanned with the CalComp Drawing Board large-format digitizer tablet at the GeoStats work station or raster-scanned on a color scanner in the Circulation Media Lab, located across from the Oakes Room.  A large-format Hewlett-Packard DesignJet color plotter connected to the GeoStats workstation provides quality output up to three feet wide and of any practical length.
For more information on maps or GIS, contact Greg Curtis at <gregory.curtis@umit.maine.edu> or 581-1681.

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