Digital Spatial Data
Datasets in the Clearinghouse that were acquired as published CDs or DVDs are usually cataloged and can be found in PantherCat, UWM's online library catalog. Set the Quick Limit to "American Geographical Society Library" to limit your search to materials within the AGS Library. If you add 'and "[electronic resource]" ' to your keyword search, you will further limit your search to materials within the Digital Spatial Data Clearinghouse.
Of course, you can always contact the Digital Spatial Data Librarian at (414) 229-6282 or email@example.com consult with the GIS Librarian regarding your data needs. In person inquiries are welcomed at the AGS Library, located on the third floor, east wing of the Golda Meir Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For more information, see our Location and Hours web page.
Data requests can be made by coming in to the AGS Library, consulting with the GIS Librarian or GIS Student Assistants. All data requests require a signature of the data requestor on the AGSL data request forms. For more detailed requests, it is suggested that you make an appointment with the GIS Librarian at (414) 229-6282 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Basic data requests can be taken over the phone or by email.
Many of the GIS datasets in the Digital Spatial Data Clearinghouse are licensed or copyright protected. In these cases, datasets can only be made available to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students, faculty and staff for educational purposes.
IIt is important to give proper credit to the data producers and sources when using digital spatial data. There are several ways to cite maps and spatial information sources depending on the style guide you choose. Please consult individual style guides for specific citation formats.
Below are the citation examples from a style guide for cartographic materials titled Cartographic Citations: A Style Guide by Suzanne M. Clark, Mary Lynette Larsgaard, and Cynthia M. Teague, published by the American Library Association in 1992 as MAGERT (Map and Geography Round Table) Circular No. 1. The examples below are listed by materials type.
NOTE: Besides format, use brackets [ ] for an assumed title known to you but not stated on the map.
Map-data/digital spatial data
Map created from digital spatial data
Comments or questions for the AGSL? Send them to email@example.com or call (414) 229-6282.