GeoTec Conference ACMLAAtlas of Canada

ACMLA / ACACC CONFERENCE 2006 ~ June 18th -21st ~ Ottawa Congress Centre


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** UPDATE **
As of May 31st, places are still available in the GIS Reference Services workshop.
Several program changes have occurred. Please read carefully. Printable conference
and Abstracts (PDF) now available.

Maps of university campuses now available on the General Info page.


As a GeoTec associated organization, the ACMLA program will be included in the general
conference sessions. These sessions will aim to offer conference attendees a variety of
presentations on research and issues ranging from timely access to accurate geospatial
data, management and dissemination of data, and the development of standards and
best practices.
Puisque l'ACACC est associée au Salon GeoTec, notre programme d'activités sera
intégré dans les sessions régulières de la conférence.Ces sessions veulent offrir
aux conférenciers et conférencières une variété de présentations sur des thèmes
de recherche et des enjeux allant de l'accès en temps opportun à des données
géospatiales précises, à la gestion et la diffusion des données, en passant par
le développement de normes et de pratiques exemplaires.

ACMLA / ACACC program
| Timetable (PDF)| Abstracts (PDF)

Geo Tec program | Geo Tec workshops


Weekend Workshops

Saturday June 17
ACMLA Workshop I - Demystifying Geospatial Data Cataloguing
9:00am to5:00pm

University of Ottawa
Morisett Library, Room 211
Frank Williams, University of Ottawa, Mary Larsgaard, University of California

The Bibliographic Control Committee of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and
Archives, is very pleased to organize a workshop entitled "Demystifying Geospatial Data
Cataloguing" on June 17, 2006.

This one day "hands-on" workshop is intended for cataloguers and map librarians
who want to learn the basics of cataloguing geospatial data. Although this is a basic
cataloguing workshop, some familiarity with AACR2R and MARC21 would be helpful, as
well as some knowledge of cartography (e.g. scale, projection, etc.).

Two excellent and well renowned instructors will be leading this training session: Mary
Larsgaard, Assistant Head, Map and Imagery Laboratory, Alexandria Digital Library/
Davidson Library University of California, Santa Barbara and Frank Williams, Cataloguing
Services Authorities Librarian at the University of Ottawa.

Cost: $60.00

Sunday June 18

ACMLA Workshop II - GIS Reference Services in Academic Libraries
9:00am to 5:00pm
Carleton University
MacOdrum Library, Room 102
Heather McAdam, Carleton University and Susan Mowers, University of Ottawa

This full-day, practical workshop will be held as a four individual parts:

Part 1: Presentation and discussion of some initial results of the GIS Reference Survey
for Academic Libraries;
Part 2: sample geospatial reference questions in an open forum discussion;
Part 3: A hands-on introduction to MrSID images using LizardTec’s GeoExpress View;
Part 4: Hands-on ArcGIS session: The "Find Your House" application is a Custom ArcGIS
map project that allows users find their house from up above. It was developed to
promote and advertise the use of GIS technologies and its associated datasets during
GIS Day at Carleton University. It was a highly successful activity and used digital air
photos and satellite images from several sources, and the free Road Network File
from Statistics Canada. All files and custom applications from this workshop will be
provided on DVD.

The workshop will be held in Carleton University's Instruction Room and transportation
from the University of Ottawa will be provided at 8:30am.
Cost: $60.00

ACMLA Committee Meetings – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Carleton University
MacOdrum Library

CCA Orienteering event – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
University of Ottawa
Cost: $5.00

ACMLA / CCA Ice Breaker Reception ~ 6:30pm to 9:30pm
University of Ottawa
Arts Hall, room 509
70 Laurier Avenue East


ACMLA Conference Program

Sessions will be taking place at the Ottawa Congress Centre (OCC) and
the Government Conference Centre (GCC) See General Info page for a
map indicating the locations of these two buildings.

Monday June 19
GeoTec Keynote Speech
Peter Morville, Semantic Studios

History of Cartography (CCA / ACMLA) 3:30pm to 5:00pm
OCC, Room 3A
Moderator: Betty Kidd, ACMLA

David Thompson's mapping of the international boundary, 1816 - 1826
Frances Pollitt, Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME, USA

Augustus Jones, Pioneer Land Surveyor
Alun Hughes, Brock University

Re-envisioning the Map Display Case: Libraries, Historic Maps and Google Earth
Larry W. Laliberté, GIS Librarian, University of Manitoba

Historical Maps Showing First Nations in the Southern Interior of British Columbia
Ken Favrholdt, Thompson Rivers University

Tuesday June 20

Archiving I (ACMLA) - 9:00am to 10:30am
GCC, Sussex Room
Moderator: Anna Jasiak, Research Geographer, Atlas of Canada

Archiving and Preserving Geospatial Data: Some Challenges
Fraser Taylor, Distinguished Research Professor in International Affairs, Geography and
Environmental Studies, and the Director of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research
Centre, Carleton University

Do Data Access Portals, Repositories, and Catalogues, Preserve or Archive
Geospatial and Science Data?

Tracey Lauriault, PhD Student, Lead Collaboration and Transdisciplinary, Carleton University

Case Study in Building a Preservation Environment for a GIS
Evelyn Peters McLellan, Corporate Information Analyst,
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Archiving II (ACMLA) - 11:00am to 12:30pm
GCC, Sussex Room
Moderator: David Brown, Library and Archives Canada

Digital Record-keeping Practices of GIS Archaeologists Worldwide:
Results of an Online Survey Questionnaire
Randy Preston, Research Assistant, InterPARES 2 Project, School of Library,
Archival and Information Studies, The University of British Columbia.

The Archiving of the National Air Photo Library
Karen McEwen, Geomatics Engineer, Centre for Topographic Information,
Natural Resources Canada


ACMLA Annual General Meeting - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
GCC, Sussex Room

Panel Discussion (ACMLA) - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
GCC, Sussex Room
Moderator: David Jones, President ACMLA

Future of Topographic Mapping in Canada
NRCan Perspective – Jean Cooper, Director General, Natural Resources Canada
CCA Perspective – James Boxall, Director, GIS Centre, Dalhousie University
ACMLA Perspective - Colleen Beard, Map Librarian, Brock University
Commercial Distributor Perspective - Juliette Atha, Federal Maps, Inc.

Joint ACMLA / CCA Reception - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
(Congress Centre Terrace)

LAC Book Launch
Members of ACMLA and CCA are cordially invited to the official launch of the new
publication Terra Nostra: The Stories Behind Canada’s Maps, 1550–1950, published
by les éditions du Septentrion in co-operation with Library and Archives Canada.
Written by Senior Archivist Jeffrey S. Murray, this new volume reveals the stories
behind 400 years of mapmaking in Canada. Backed by extensive historical research
and drawing on the world’s largest and most important collection of early maps
relating to Canada, Terra Nostra is the first history of Canadian cartography to come
out in the last 30 years. Come meet the author and have your book signed. Terra
is currently available online at or
and will also be sold at the GeoTec Event.


 Wednesday June 21

Planning for the Future (ACMLA) - 9:00am to 10:30am
GCC, Annex Room
Moderator: Colleen Beard, ACMLA

When a Library Morphs into a Centre: Geographic Information Management Issues
James Boxall, Director, GIS Centre; Lecturer, Geography, Dalhousie University

GéoIndex: un nouvel accès aux données géospatiales du Centre d’information géographique et statistique de la Bibliothèque de l’Université Laval
Stéfano Biondo, Conseiller à la documentation aux données géospatiales et documents cartographiques, Centre d'information géographique et statistique Centre Géo Stat, et
Pierre Racine, Étudiant à la maîtrise en géographie, Université Laval

Towards a Canadian Digital Information Strategy
Susan Haigh, Library and Archives Canada

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