2014 geo luchworkshop_all slides

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Librarians from Science, Built Environment, African Studies and Special Collections provide an overview of map collections and potential geospatial data for GIS or map research.

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2014 geo luchworkshop_all slides

  1. 1. Geo Lunch Workshop 20 February 2014 UCT Libraries
  2. 2. Order of speakers • • • • • • Introduction – Linda Kelly Government Publications – Laureen Rushby Special Collections - Busi Khangala Built Environment Library - Elena Bartzen Referencing maps & data - Linda Kelly Wrap up – Linda Kelly
  3. 3. Objectives • • • • • Intended as introduction Support cartographic research Library map collections Find cartographic resources Reference cartographic resources – maps & data
  4. 4. Government sources of maps and GIS Laureen Rushby Government Publications, UCT Libraries 20 February 2014
  5. 5. Government sources of maps and GIS • • • • Print maps Atlases Maps in publications Maps & GIS on-line
  6. 6. Print maps Produced by • Surveys & Mapping/National Geo-Spatial Information, • Geological Survey/Council for Geoscience • and government departments and entities.
  7. 7. Types of print maps • Administrative 1:10 000 000 - 1:300 000 (varies and often scale not given) 1990s onwards In library catalogue • Geological 1:125 000 1960s onwards Mostly in library catalogue • Hydrogeological 1:500 000 1998 onwards In library catalogue
  8. 8. • Topo-cadastral 1:250 000 1997 & 1998 In library catalogue • Topographical 1:50 000 1930s onwards Not in library catalogue; filed in grid number order • Others, e.g. groundwater, vegetation, electoral and ward maps. In library catalogue
  9. 9. Atlases, e.g., • Schulze, R. E. Atlas of climate change and the South African agricultural sector : a 2010 perspective • Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa. Atlas of results, 2009 : national election • Goss, H. Sustainable human settlements : investment potential atlas, 2009 CD-ROM • Statistics South Africa. Census 2011 : digital census atlas In Library catalogue
  10. 10. Books with maps, e.g., • Council for Geoscience. Geology of Transvaal inliers in the Bushveld Complex In Library catalogue See descriptions in catalogue records, e.g., vii, 222 p., [19] leaves (folded) : ill. ; 30 cm. + 3 folded maps.
  11. 11. Maps in publications • Maps in annual reports, e.g. Official yearbook, South African Railways & Harbours annual reports. Find by browsing; a few digitised.
  12. 12. Maps in publications • Maps in Government gazettes, e.g., A4 street map: KimberIy CBD urban development zone In: SA Govt. gazette no. 27077 (10 Dec. 2004) • Maps in books, e.g., Place names in South Africa referring to weather conditions In: Alcock, P. G. Rainbows in the mist In Library catalogue See descriptions in catalogue records, e.g., xiv, 581 p. : ill., col. maps ; 30 cm.
  13. 13. On-line map sites, e.g., • Spatial Reference: Topographic Maps in South Africa http://www.spatialreference.co.za/Maps.asp • Statistics South Africa Digital Census Atlas http://geoinfo.statssa.gov.za/censusdigitalatlas/ Some in resources subject lists: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/governmentpublications/resources/sa-government-bysubject/ http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/governmentpublications/resources/links-government-bysubject/
  14. 14. On-line GIS sites, e.g., • AGIS: Agricultural Geo-Referenced Information System http://www.agis.agric.za/agisweb/agis.html • Biodiversity GIS http://bgis.sanbi.org/mapsearch.asp • State of the Environment http://soer.deat.gov.za/themes.aspx?m=669 Some in resources subject lists
  15. 15. Individual on-line maps, e.g., • City of Cape Town Ward Map http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/stats/Documen ts/2011%20Census/Wards/2011%20Ward%20M ap.pdf Some in resources subject lists
  16. 16. Geo Lunch Workshop Special Collections 20 February 2014
  17. 17. Using maps for research • • • • Business Topography Family history Travel • Science and the environment • Recreation • Military history • History
  18. 18. Maps in Special Collections • Scope - Africa - South Africa - Local • Status - Catalogued - Uncatalogued - Digitised
  19. 19. Where and how to find them • Catalogued maps – in the Library catalogue • Digitised maps – found on DigiTool – in three categories: - African Historical Maps - Cape Town Street Plans - Military Mapping, including two Imperial Map series: i) Imperial Maps of South Africa ii) Imperial Maps of the Cape of Good Hope • Help to find maps – Oceanography LibGuide
  20. 20. Other Sources of African Maps • Atlas of Mutual Heritage: http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/ • Afriterra: http://www.afriterra.org/ • Africa South of the Sahara: http://wwwsul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/map.html
  21. 21. Built Environment Library Elena Bartzen Geo Lunch Workshop, 20 Feb 2014 • Library for School of Architecture, Planning, and Geomatics and the Department of Construction Economics and Management • Located in the Centlivres Building on Upper Campus, across from Leslie Social (see map)
  22. 22. • Three dedicated GIS computers in the BEL Technical Library (located on the South end of the library) • Cape Town Municipality GIS data of the city of Cape Town from 1998 until 2012 • Tutorials for identifying and extracting data are available on each GIS computer desktop • Students are encouraged to find and extract necessary data in the library and manipulate the data using AutoCAD software available in the department computer labs
  23. 23. Resources available in BEL Statistical Analysis of Geographic Information: with ArcView GIS and ArcGIS By David W. S. Wong GIS for Landscape Architects By Karen C. Hanna Hypothetical City Workbook: Exercises, Spreadsheets, and GIS Data to Accompany Urban Land Use Planning By Edward J. Kaiser
  24. 24. Referencing maps & data Linda Kelly, EGS Librarian • Plagiarism, referencing & replicating research • Reference articles & books – use RefWorks (citation manager) • Research Data Management – Reputable literature & data – Infers need to reference data • Map tab in EGS Library Guide

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