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CEGIS Online Bibliography
Objective: The CEGIS Online Bibliography was created to organize 10 years of accumulated research resources by creating a comprehensive list of all the resources cited, created, and used by CEGIS.
History: This project was started in May of 2009 and reached a completion phase when the bibliography was made available online in early 2010. The project is ongoing, as the bibliography is regularly maintained and updated.
About the Bibliography: The CEGIS Online Bibliography comprises several resources related to GIScience theory and applications, and includes references to hardcopy and digital journals, government documents, conference proceedings and publications, electronic books and articles, computer programs, books and books sections, audiovisual materials, web pages, magazine articles, reports, and thesis. The bibliography is currently available online from two sources: Zotero and WikIndX.
Objective: The digitization of John P. Snyder’s Bibliography of Map Projections was initiated as a project by the Center for Excellence in Geospatial Information Sciences (CEGIS) to be a contribution to the International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Map Projections. The intent was to also make it publicly accessible to the larger cartographic community.
History: The project began in May of 2009 and reached a stage of completion one year later when made available online. In addition to the nearly 3,000 items in Snyder’s publication, additional references that add to the body of literature on maps continue to be added. Non-duplicate references from Snyder’s book Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections (1993) are among them.
About the Bibliography: The project represents the first time the 2,996 item Snyder bibliography has been placed online as a searchable database. Several previous on-line editions exist, but are without a search capability. Snyder’s work, intended to be the most authoritative of its kind when published in 1988, includes 28 languages. Also, the work has significant historical value. Fifty one references were published before 1800, one a classic work by Ptolemy, circa 150 AD.