From Stanford News:
Stanford University Libraries will celebrate Earth Day – April 22 – with the release of EarthWorks, its official online search tool for geographic information systems (GIS), maps and other geographic datasets, University Librarian Michael Keller told the Faculty Senate on Thursday.
The new search tool allows users to browse by institution – among the collections of eight universities and the Office of Geographic Information in Massachusetts. Users also can search by data type, place name and subject.
Once you’ve retrieved a map from these sources, you can operate on the map, adding data, saving it locally, and using it in presentations in teaching and research,” said Keller, who also is the director of Academic Information Resources in Stanford University Libraries. “I should say, by the way, that the development of EarthWorks and the development of SearchWorks [for browsing Stanford’s library collections] have been possible due to a mighty fine grant from our president.”