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Geographic Information Systems

January 1, 2002

Geographic information system (GIS) technology can be used for scientific investigations, resource management, and development planning. For example, a GIS might allow emergency planners to easily calculate emergency response times in the event of a natural disaster, or a GIS might be used to find wetlands that need protection from pollution.

Publication Year 2002
Title Geographic Information Systems
DOI 10.3133/70201216
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Index ID 70201216
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse