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United States Geological Survey

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199599868
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191758065
United States Geological Survey

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A US state agency, established in 1879, that undertakes scientific research and the mapping of environments and ecosystems. The USGS’s work is not confined to geology, but also includes hydrological, biosphere, and meteorological research, along with natural resources and hazards. It also works with other agencies in managing natural environments and planning new, and altering existing, developments. It is a key source of geographical data and scientific and technical expertise....

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Subjects: Human Geography

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