Monday, March 21, 2005

GIS and Regional Planning; A Librarian at Every Table. No. 255.


March 21, 2005. No. 255.
Sources & Sites for Community Building.

The Alliance for Regional Stewardship February 2005 Newsletter includes an article on the Federal Geographic Data Committee. Regional stewards need accurate, consistent and updated geographic information to enhance decision-making. "Following the first law of geography, in which everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things, the FGDC has developed the National Digital Geospatial Framework to provide regionally relevant, nationally consistent, community owned and operated geographic data. "

Additional Resources:
The Geographic Information Center of the National Academies
provides access to geographic information-related resources across all of the National Academies program areas.
U.S. Geologic Survey

Weaving a National Map: Review of the U.S. Geological Survey Concept of The National Map.
National Academies Press, 2003.

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