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Rex and Laura take USGS Web sites on the road again!
by Laura Torresan and Rex Sanders
The Access USGS--San Francisco Bay and Delta Web site was once again shown off at the Friends of the River (FOR) Rivers Festival. The Festival was held once again at Fort Mason in San Francisco, on Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21, 1999.
This year, fellow Access USGS Web Team member Len Gaydos and his wife attended the Festival on Saturday; so Len helped us man our busy booth. We needed it! (Especially Laura, shown to the right, who is 7.5 months pregnant!) We had over 300 visitors inquire about various USGS topics of interest all weekend. It was a great turnout.
Thanks for the help, Len!
We set up a booth similar to last year's... three display panels, a table, and two chairs.
We again used Rex's wireless modem, attached
to a Macintosh G3 PowerBook laptop computer and an Apple flat
screen monitor, in order to connect to the internet and demonstrate
the Access USGS
Web site (among others!). Just this set-up alone seemed to draw
many of our visitors to the booth.
This year, just like last year, the flows on
the popular recreational rivers were of particular interest to
the Festival attendees and exhibitors. We posted the current flow
data of these rivers, shown to the right. We retrieved this data
twice a day off of the USGS
Real-Time Stream Flow Web site (as well as other servers).
Because of recent rainfall on the West Coast, the rivers were
We again provided a handout listing USGS river information on
the internet; and one listing most of the USGS Western
Region Web servers with contact names, phone numbers, and addresses.
Earth Science Information Center (ESIC) in Menlo Park,
CA provided us with California
topographic map index maps, which are free, and just like
last year they were a very popular item.
Page maintainer: Laura Zink Torresan; Last modified: 2 March 1999
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