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Introduction to The National Map

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Maps are a foundation of geographic knowledge. As part of the Department of the Interior, the United States Geological Survey has led the way in mapping the nation.

This video introduces history mapping at the USGS and The National Map born from the digital revolution. Testimonials from National Geographic Society, Environmental Protection Agency, ESRI, and the USGS Director share how The National Map is used to help us navigate the world, explore, protect and sustain our resources, save lives, and preserve these lands for our children.

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