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Planning and development of expanding metropolitan regions require consideration of earth science issues related to issues involving scale, space (location), geologic terrain and physiographic units, and information transfer. This paper explores these matters with examples from the Salt Lake City, Utah area and Mid-Atlantic region of Baltimore-Washington that include water supply and natural hazards (earthquakes, landslides, and sinkholes.) Information transfer methods using physiographic units at national, regional, local and site scales serve to communicate relevant geologic constraint and natural resource information.
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Issues of scale, location and geologic terrain related to Salt Lake City and Baltimore-Washington metropolitan areas
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First International Conference on Monitoring, Simulation and Remediation of the Ecological Environment, GEO-ENVIRONMENT 2004