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Title: Digital spatial data of Illinois on CD-ROM, Department of Energy and Natural Resources
Author(s): Joselyn, Mark; Oliver, Sheryl G.
Subject(s): Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Abstract: The Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) and its divisions, the Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, Office of Research and Planning, and Illinois State Museum, have been actively involved in the use and application of GIS technology for over ten years. A significant result has been the development of one of the most comprehensive spatial digital databases, at the state level, anywhere in the country. In order to make this information more accessible, many of ENR's statewide data sets were published on CD-ROM in April 1994. This publication is the first of its kind in the country from a state perspective. It signifies technological advancement, but it also reflects the evolution of an institutional attitude toward data, specifically that data of this type are a resource to be shared and utilized by citizens and groups with an interest and concern for Illinois, its people, and its resources. This publication is intended to make this valuable and dynamic resource more accessible and available to other state agencies, libraries, schools, public interest groups, and the private sector. An anticipated effect will be to increase knowledge and consideration of geography relative to the state's people, resources, and related issues. Virtually all aspects of the built and natural environments in which we live have spatial components. The data contained on this CD-ROM provide a basis for integrating these spatial components into research, education, and management.
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: Joselyn, M. and S.G. Oliver. (1996) Digital spatial data of Illinois on CD-ROM, Department of Energy and Natural Resources. In L.C.Smith and M.Gluck (eds) Geographic information systems and libraries: patrons, maps, and spatial information : [papers presented at the 1995 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 10-12, 1995]: 221-224.
Series/Report: Geographic information systems and libraries: patrons, maps, and spatial information [papers presented at the 1995 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 10-12, 1995]
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/412
ISBN: 0878450971
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-03-20
 

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