Geographic information systems (GIS) technology can be used for scientific investigations, resource management, and developmental planning. For example, a GIS might allow emergency planners to easily calculate emergency response times in the event of a natural disaster, or a GIS might be used to find wetlands that need protection form pollution.
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USGS Unnumbered Series
Geographic information systems
General Information Product
U.S. Geological Survey
Earth Science Information Center
2 Sheets: Sheet 1: 34.43 inches x 22.19 inches; Sheet 2 34.52 inches x 22.20 inches