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Geographic information systems

January 1, 1992

Geographic information systems (GIS) technology can be used for scientific investigations, resource management, and developmental 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 form pollution.

Publication Year 1992
Title Geographic information systems
DOI 10.3133/70039223
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Index ID 70039223
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Science Information Center