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View Resource Analyzing Land Use Change In Urban Environments

This four-page fact sheet provides a brief summary of the analysis of land use in urban environments. Topics include the rapid growth in urban populations, some of the methods used to analyze land use change (mapping, databases, time series documents), and some of the concerns and possible consequences created by the rapid shift of human populations to urban centers.

View Resource Historic Topographic Maps of California: San Francisco Bay Area

This collection of historic topographic maps goes back to the late 19th century. Comparison of maps of the same area from different times allows users to observe changes in land use over time. The maps can be searched by using list of available quadrangles, by clicking on an interactive index map, or by a word search of feature names.

View Resource The Voyage of Discovery Continues: A Satellite View of the Journey of Lewis and Clark

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the 125th anniversary of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the USGS National Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) has assembled a collection of satellite images that provides a contemporary view of the route that Lewis and Clark took from St. Louis, Missouri, to the Pacific Coast. The...

View Resource Federal Lands and Indian Reservations: Printable Maps from The National Atlas

This collection of maps shows federally-owned lands and Indian reservations in the U.S. and in individual states. The list is arranged in alphabetical order; each map is available in a preview version (GIF) for viewing online and a printable version (PDF).

View Resource Urban Growth in American Cities

This online publication illustrates the spatial history of urban growth and corresponding land use change in sixteen areas around the United States. It features pairs of images of selected urban regions from across the nation which are intended to show the transformation that these areas have undergone over two decades, specifically increases in the extent of urban land. Each pair is composed of...

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