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Weaving a national map : review of the U.S. Geological Survey concept of the national map

Author: David J Cowen; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee to Review the U.S. Geological Survey Concept of the National Map.; Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2003.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David J Cowen; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee to Review the U.S. Geological Survey Concept of the National Map.; Geological Survey (U.S.)
ISBN: 0309087473 9780309087476
OCLC Number: 52159753
Notes: "Mapping Science Committee, David J. Cowen, chair ... [et al.]--P. vi.
Description: xii, 128 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: History --
Current Context --
Highlights of the USGS Vision Document --
The Charge to the Committee --
Report Structure --
The Need for a National Map --
Stakeholders and Their Needs --
Changing Roles, Familiar Issues --
Benefits and Challenges of Sharing Data --
Blankets and Quilts --
Components of a National Map --
A Context for The National Map --
Paper Maps --
Proposed Data Content --
Proposed Data Characteristics --
Archiving Data --
Volunteers --
The Public Domain --
Implementation of a National Map --
Next Steps for the USGS --
Challenges --
Roles --
Culture Change --
Research Needs --
Determining User Requirements --
Overarching Conclusions --
The Roles of the USGS in Partnerships --
Ensuring Participation in and Widespread Use and Maintenance of The National Map --
Data Characteristics and Methods --
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members --
Oral and Written Contributions --
Previous Recommendations and Observations on National Mapping Activities --
Selected Points Raised in Written Comments of Workshop Participants.
Responsibility: Committee to Review the U.S. Geological Survey Concept of the National Map, Mapping Science Committee, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council.
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