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The US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri are pleased to announce the publication of the most detailed global ecological land units map in the world. This exciting new global data set provides a science platform for better understanding and accounting of the world's resources. Scientists, land...
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Input parameters into the map viewer and see data related to land use and coverage, hydrology, transportation, structures, elevation index, and natural hazards.
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The National Water Information System (NWIS) provides map-interface access to data at over 1.5 million water-monitoring sites.
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Query and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products.
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View the most recent events or search for past earthquakes.
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Published in 2013
Here's a view looking at one year of seasonal transformations on Earth. Made possible by the NASA Visible Earth team.
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Published in 2006
Our Earth is a dynamic planet, as clearly illustrated on the main map by its topography, over 1,500 volcanoes, 44,000 earthquakes, and 170 impact craters. These features largely reflect the movements of Earth’s major tectonic plates and many smaller plates or fragments of plates (including...
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This site allows students to access information about their local soils. Students can see how healthy their soil is, and what that land is useful for (urban development, wetland conservation, waste management sites, forested area, etc). Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information...
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Published in 2016
Scientists who mapped where land and water have shifted were surprised to find that Earth has gained more land than it has lost since 1985.
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Published in 2016
These data describe land cover type, and are based on 10 years (2001-2010) of Collection 5.1 MCD12Q1 land cover type data. The map is generated by choosing, for each pixel, the land cover classification with the highest overall confidence from 2001-2010, as described in Broxton et al., 2014. As...
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