Archive for the ‘maps’ Category

NH:Live Free and Fish

January 26, 2009

If you live in New Hampshire or have just made a New Year’s Resolution to do more fishing, you might be interested in today’s State Agency Database Highlight:

The New Hampshire page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Linda Johnson, Betsy Holmes and Linda Jayes.

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KY: Where Cancer Lies

September 2, 2008

If you are looking to map the incidence of stomach cancer in Kentucky, today’s State Agency Database Highlight is for you:

Cancer Incidence Rates – Searches are configurable by county, types of cancer, sex, race, and year.

Here is a sample map:

Map of Kentucky showing age-adjusted invasive cancer rates.

Map of Kentucky showing age-adjusted invasive cancer rates.

The Kentucky page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Glen Mcaninch.

LA: Louisiana State Museum Map Database

August 19, 2008

The Louisiana State Museum’s cartographic holdings are extensive so it’s a good thing they created a searchable database of their collection! The cartographic holdings include original works and facsimiles, dated 1525 to the present. The map collection includes maps related to the exploration and settlement of Louisiana during the colonial period and delineation of its cities after the Louisiana Purchase.

Be aware that not all records contain images of the map, but by viewing all maps, you can easily click on the maps that do contain images (as noted by a green box).

My favorite map is the 1683 map of “New France and Louisiana, Newly Discovered“. It just makes the Gulf look…odd.

The Louisiana page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Rolanda L. Ridley, Government Documents Librarian, Southern University at New Orleans.

MT: Is this land your land?

May 7, 2008

If you have property in Montana, but aren’t sure of the exact legal boundaries of your land, today’s State Agency Database Highlight can help:

Montana Cadastral Mapping Project – Montana land ownership information accessible through a parcel search or through browsing a property map. Maintained by the GIS Bureau of the Information Technology Services Division.

The Montana page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Jennie Burroughs.

SDOTD 9/14/2007 – OH: Emerald Ash Borer Maps

September 15, 2007

Today’s State Database of the Day comes to us from Ohio:

Emerald Ash Borer Maps Emerald Ash Borer kills ash trees within 3 to 5 years of infestation. To protect the state’s 3.8 billion ash trees, a quarantine in counties where EAB has been identified has been in effect since Sept. 2003. Maps show infestation areas and counties under quarantine.

For more databases from more states, please see the 50-State Agency Database Registry

SDOTD 8/18/2007 – DE: Searchable Map Lab

August 19, 2007

Today’s State Database of the Day comes to us from Delaware:

Delaware DataMIL – (Data Mapping and Integration Laboratory) which serves as an Internet Mapping Service for the State of Delaware. The DataMIL serves Delaware’s Spatial Data Framework, or basic map datasets, on which state agencies, local and county governments, academic GIS users, and the private sector can build their own GIS data. The Framework datasets are considered the most current and up-to-date base map information available and a data steward is identified to take ownership of each dataset and publish the only “official” dataset for that part of the Framework. Datasets that change frequently are updated at least quarterly. The Delaware DataMIL Map Lab requires use of the Internet Explorer browser and serves PDF topographic maps, updated biweekly. Delaware DataMIL includes digitized aerial photography from 1937 forward.

For more databases from more states, please see the 50-State Agency Database Registry