The U.S. Geological Survey cartographic and geographic information science research activities 2006-2010

Cartography and Geographic Information Science
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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) produces geospatial databases and topographic maps for the United States of America. A part of that mission includes conducting research in geographic information science (GIScience) and cartography to support mapping and improve the design, quality, delivery, and use of geospatial data and topographic maps. The Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS) was established by the USGS in January 2006 as a part of the National Geospatial Program Office. CEGIS (http://cegis.usgs.gov) evolved from a team of cartographic researchers at the Mid-Continent Mapping Center. The team became known as the Cartographic Research group and was supported by the Cooperative Topographic Mapping, Geographic Analysis and Monitoring, and Land Remote Sensing programs of the Geography Discipline of the USGS from 1999-2005. In 2006, the Cartographic Research group and its projects (http://carto-research.er.usgs.gov/) became the core of CEGIS staff and research. In 2006, CEGIS research became focused on The National Map (http://nationalmap.gov).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The U.S. Geological Survey cartographic and geographic information science research activities 2006-2010
Series title Cartography and Geographic Information Science
DOI 10.1559/15230406382302
Volume 38
Issue 3
Year Published 2011
Language English
Contributing office(s) National Geospatial Program
Description 8 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Cartography and Geographic Information Science
First page 302
Last page 309
Time Range Start 2006-01-01
Time Range End 2010-12-31
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