Search Resources by City -- 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 city, one included the word state within each search and the other did not. Each point represents a different city in Utah, and its color is based on the number of resources in MWDL for that city. This map uses the metadata in the field mapped to the Dublin Core refinement spatial, if any.


No Resources = 0 Resources
1-100 = 1-100 Resources
Over 1000 = Over 100 Resources

Notes about these maps:

  • Cities such as Wendover (UT) show results from West Wendover (NV).
  • In general, searches without "state" in the string show more results.

With "State" in the Search String

Without "State" in the Search String