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Search by Geographical Location beta

Demonstration Maps

We have been working to find ways to highlight the geospatial coverage of our collections. These preliminary maps show our progress and illustrate the metadata inconsistencies across MWDL collections. The maps use the metadata in the field mapped to the Dublin Core refinement spatial, if any. Because MWDL has not yet recommended a common set of practices for values in this field, there are inconsistencies in practice, leading to difficulties with mapping. Technology: Google Maps and Google Fusion tables.

Resources by Country

countries

Click any country to access all the items in Mountain West Digital Library related to that country. The darker the shade of the country, the more items in MWDL related to that country.

Resources by County

county

Click any county to access all the items in Mountain West Digital Library related to that county. The darker the shade of the county, the more items in MWDL related to that county.

Resources by City (Utah only)

cities

Click any city to access all the items in Mountain West Digital Library related to that city. The darker the shade of the city, the more items in MWDL related to that city.

Resources by City (Utah only) using Viewshare

viewshare cities

Here is a map of the spatial coverage of the collections within the Mountain West Digital Library. These are ordered by cities within Utah.

Resources by State

states

Click any state to access all the items in Mountain West Digital Library related to that state. The darker the shade of the state, the more items in MWDL related to that state.

Resources by County -- Comparison of Two Strategies

county compare

These maps reflect some of the geospatial metadata issues in MWDL. We created two sets of searches to obtain information by county, one with the word "County" in the search string and the other without.

Resources by City (Utah only) -- Comparison of Two Strategies

cities

These maps reflect some of the geospatial metadata issues MWDL is currently experiencing. We ran two sets of searches to obtain information by city, one included the word state within each search and the other did not.