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The National Map: Benefits at what cost?

GeoSpatial Solutions

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey has conducted a cost-benefit analysis of The National Map, and determined that, during its 30-year projected lifespan, the project will likely bring a net present value of benefits to society of $2.05 billion. Such a survey enhances the United States' ability to access, integrate, and apply geospatial data at global, national, and local scales. This paper gives an overview on the underlying economic model for evaluating program benefits and presents the primary findings as well as a sensitivity analysis assessing the robustness of the results.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The National Map: Benefits at what cost?
Series title:
GeoSpatial Solutions
Volume
14
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
GeoSpatial Solutions
First page:
25
Last page:
31
Number of Pages:
7