Search Resources by County -- Comparison of Two Strategies

These two maps reflect some of the geospatial metadata issues MWDL is currently experiencing. We ran two sets of searches to obtain information by county, one included the word county within each search and the other did not. The darker the shade of the county, the more items in MWDL related to that county. This map uses the metadata in the field mapped to the Dublin Core refinement spatial, if any.

Notes about these maps:

  • In the map to the right, Utah County and Idaho County searches show all results from that state, not just the county.
  • Counties with names such as Canyon or Valley show all results from that geographic feature.
  • In general, searches without "County" in the string show more results.

With "County" in the Search String

Without "County" in the Search String