Incorporated populated places. [Adapted from USGS Circ 1048]
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Analyzing land use change in urban environments [ More info] Describes the USGS Urban Dynamics Research Program that studies landscape changes resulting from the growth of metropolitan regions over time.
Assessing the impact of urban sprawl on soil resources in the United States using nighttime "city lights" satellite images and digital soils maps [ More info] Paper from Land Use History of North America giving results of a study to estimate the extent of developed land in the United States and the impact of development on soil resources.
Historical interrelationships between population settlement and farmland in the conterminous United States, 1790 to 1992 [ More info] Chapter from Land Use History of the North America on the results of a study to understand the interactions of population growth, urbanization, and agricultural activity over time.
National Water Quality Assessment urban studies portal [ More info] Multiple studies addressing urban water-quality issues, to describe biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of urban water resources over time, and relate those characteristics to natural processes and human activities
The Baltimore-Washington Regional Collaboratory Land-Use History Research Program [ More info] A description of research activities of the Baltimore-Washington Regional Collaboratory urban growth in the Chesapeake region.
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