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State Databases Activity Report: 2/23/2014

Here’s a roundup of the last two week’s activity at the State Agency Databases Project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases:

NEW VOLUNTEER

Audrey Hall, longtime volunteer for the Ohio page recently retired. Happily she recruited Kirstin Krumsee to take her place! Please join me in thanking Audrey for a job well done and thanking Kristin for joining our project.

CHIPPING AWAY AT ORPHANS

We have a volunteer in the works for Rhode Island that I hope to announce in the next report. If that pans out we’ll be down to three orphan states:

If you have an interest in taking one of these states, review the Volunteer Guide and then contact Daniel Cornwall at danielcornwall at gmail dot com.

FEATURED DATABASE

Today’s featured database is from Brenda Hemmelman, who maintains the South Dakota page:

South Dakota State Parks Directory (http://gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/directory/)

Home to breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife, and exciting geological wonders, South Dakota offers visitors a range of things to do and see!  Enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills, great fishing and hunting along the Missouri River, and gazing at a star filled sky around a campfire.  Make reservations online.

DATABASE CHANGES

See the full story of the last two weeks by visiting http://tinyurl.com/statedbs14d.

DATABASES ADDED

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Susan Paterson)

Crime Map – Resource that allows you to see how many crimes are in your neighbourhood. Can select a specific date range as well as the proximity to an address.

SOUTH CAROLINA (Ed Sperr)

South Carolina Beachfront Jurisdiction – designed to provide an overview of the location of the State’s beachfront jurisdictional lines, adopted erosion rates and beach classification zones.

TEXAS (Ann Ellis)

GIS Data – The Texas General Land Office uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and computer-aided design (CAD) systems to compile, analyze, and distribute information regarding the location of natural and human-made resources.  This website offers a collection of GIS mapping data and geodata for energy resources, professional services, and oil and coastal response information. The GLO website also offers interactive mapping capabilities.

 

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