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Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Research Priorities in Geography at the U.S. Geological Survey.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2002.
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National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Research Priorities in Geography at the U.S. Geological Survey.
Research opportunities in geography at the U.S. Geological Survey.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2002
(DLC) 2003544620
(OCoLC)51071165
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Research Priorities in Geography at the U.S. Geological Survey.
ISBN: 0309566266 9780309566261
OCLC Number: 228114270
Notes: "This study was supported by cooperative Agreement No. 00HQAG0217 between the National Academy of Sciences and U.S. Geological Survey"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 130 pages) : illustrations, color maps
Contents: ""RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN GEOGRAPHY AT THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY""; ""Copyright""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Executive Summary""; ""USGS VISION AND MISSION""; ""NRC COMMITTEE CHARGE""; ""THE USGS AND GEOGRAPHY""; ""CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS""; ""The General State of Geographic Knowledge""; ""The Dynamics of the Land Surface-Human Activities Connection""; ""Geographic Techniques""; ""Data Research""; ""GIScience Research""; ""Bridging the Gap Between Science, Policy, and Management""; ""SUMMARY""; ""1 Introduction ""; ""GEOGRAPHY AND THE CHANGING USGS"" ""SCIENCE AT THE USGS""""USGS VISION AND MISSION""; ""THE GEOGRAPHY DISCIPLINE AT THE USGS""; ""STUDY AND REPORT""; ""2 Geography at the USGS ""; ""MODERN GEOGRAPHY""; ""Geography�s Themes""; ""USGS Influences on U.S. Geography""; ""HISTORY OF GEOGRAPHY AND GEOGRAPHERS AT THE USGS""; ""PRESENT GEOGRAPHY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE USGS""; ""Geography as an Integrator""; ""Geographic Data and Research""; ""Geographic Techniques""; ""Surveying""; ""Remote Sensing""; ""Cartography""; ""GIScience""; ""SUMMARY""; ""3 Priorities for Maintaining and Enhancing Spatial Data Management "" ""PRIMARY PRIORITIES""""Spatial Data Collection""; ""Spatial Data Representation""; ""Integration of Spatial Data""; ""SECONDARY PRIORITIES""; ""Spatial Data Mining""; ""Historical Spatial Data""; ""Digital Conversion of Hardcopy Spatial Data""; ""Documenting Human Impacts on the Environment""; ""Understanding Infrequent or Slow Environmental Processes""; ""Ecosystem Management and Ecosystem Restoration""; ""Historical Data for Decision Makers""; ""Managing the Security of Data""; ""Spatial Data Reserves for Decision Making""; ""SUMMARY""; ""4 Priorities for Geographic Information Science "" ""PRIMARY PRIORITIES""""The National Map""; ""Databases for The National Map""; ""Digital Elevation Data""; ""Land Cover""; ""Biogeographic Data""; ""Hydrographic Data""; ""Transportation Data""; ""Geographic Place Names""; ""SECONDARY PRIORITIES""; ""Resolution and Scale""; ""Delivering Vector Data to Users""; ""Standards for GIS Products""; ""Priorities in Spatial Analysis""; ""SUMMARY""; ""5 Research on Land-Surface and Society Interactions ""; ""PRIMARY PRIORITIES""; ""Environmental Resources and Systems""; ""Climate Change""; ""Scale and Pattern in Ecosystems""; ""River Systems"" ""Hazards Research: Nature, Technology, and Security""""Natural Hazards""; ""Technological Hazards and Public Health""; ""Homeland Security""; ""SECONDARY PRIORITIES""; ""Urban Dynamics""; ""Regional and Place-Based Research""; ""Bridging Science, Policy, and Decision Making""; ""Expanding Public Involvement in Policy Making""; ""Decision-Support Systems""; ""SUMMARY""; ""6 Conclusions and Recommendations ""; ""ADVANCING THE GENERAL STATE OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE DISCIPLINE""; ""UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMICS OF THE LAND SURFACE-HUMAN ACTIVITIES CONNECTION""
Responsibility: Committee on Research Priorities in Geography at the U.S. Geological Survey, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.
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