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US Geological Survey National Atlas

This index lists all of the map layers currently contained in™, by broad subject categories that correspond to the chapters of the National Atlas. Data categories include Agriculture, Environment, People, Biology, Geology, Transportation, Boundaries, History, Water, Climate, and Map Reference. Most data is available as shapefiles.

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IntroductionGeodesign Problem TypesPlanning/Decision ContextPlanning And Spatial Decision ProcessMethods And Techniques
methods and techniques; methodology
TechnologyData And Domain KnowledgePeople And ParticipationGeodesign Resources