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Geographical Information Systems

GIS is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information
Ratings/Review of this resource:

U.S. Geological Survey
MS804 National Center
Reston, VA 22092

E-Mail: webmaster@www.usgs.gov
Website: http://info.er.usgs.gov/research/gis/title.html

Detailed Information:
Geographic information systems (GIS) technology can be used forscientific investigations, resource management, and developmentplanning. For example, a GIS might allow emergency planners to easilycalculate emergency response times in the event of a naturaldisaster, or a GIS might be used to find wetlands that needprotection from pollution.

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