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Title: Development and Use of a GIS Workstation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Abstract

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the Department of Energy s (DOE) largest multipurpose science and energy laboratory. As an interdisciplinary research organization, access to information plays a critical part in the success of the many research efforts in progress at the Laboratory. The Research Library, in a supportive role, enables staff to fulfill the Laboratory s mission by making available a myriad of information resources including paper and electronic maps. The Research Library Geographic Information System (GIS) workstation was developed to better serve library customers by providing convenient access to a variety of mapping resources. The GIS workstation functions as a supplement to the paper map collection by providing customers with maps in an electronic format that can easily be inserted into memos, reports, and journal articles. Customer interest, together with the growing availability of low-cost and user-friendly mapping software, led to the development of the GIS workstation, which hosts an array of commercial mapping software that enables customers to produce ready-made topographic maps, current and historical maps, and road maps. Customers may also create customized maps using their own data or data supplied by the software vendor. This article focuses on the development, implementation, and use of themore » library s GIS workstation by providing a brief description of hardware components, mapping resources, and how these resources are used by Laboratory staff.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
ORNL other overhead
OSTI Identifier:
1089262
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Map & Geography Libraries (Geoscapes); Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
GIS; Geographic Information Systems; Map Librarianship; Cartography; Library; Maps

Citation Formats

Dickey, Mark W. Development and Use of a GIS Workstation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Dickey, Mark W. Development and Use of a GIS Workstation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. United States.
Dickey, Mark W. Mon . "Development and Use of a GIS Workstation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory". United States. doi:.
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title = {Development and Use of a GIS Workstation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory},
author = {Dickey, Mark W},
abstractNote = {Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the Department of Energy s (DOE) largest multipurpose science and energy laboratory. As an interdisciplinary research organization, access to information plays a critical part in the success of the many research efforts in progress at the Laboratory. The Research Library, in a supportive role, enables staff to fulfill the Laboratory s mission by making available a myriad of information resources including paper and electronic maps. The Research Library Geographic Information System (GIS) workstation was developed to better serve library customers by providing convenient access to a variety of mapping resources. The GIS workstation functions as a supplement to the paper map collection by providing customers with maps in an electronic format that can easily be inserted into memos, reports, and journal articles. Customer interest, together with the growing availability of low-cost and user-friendly mapping software, led to the development of the GIS workstation, which hosts an array of commercial mapping software that enables customers to produce ready-made topographic maps, current and historical maps, and road maps. Customers may also create customized maps using their own data or data supplied by the software vendor. This article focuses on the development, implementation, and use of the library s GIS workstation by providing a brief description of hardware components, mapping resources, and how these resources are used by Laboratory staff.},
doi = {},
journal = {Journal of Map & Geography Libraries (Geoscapes)},
number = 1,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}