Geography and USGS

  title={Geography and USGS},
  author={Randy Showstack},
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) should take a leadership role in several important areas of geography, according to a new report by the U.S. National Research Council. The report calls for the survey to expand its Geography Discipline beyond the current function of largely producing maps and images. Instead, it should be “an engine for research;” using tools such as GIS and remote sensing to produce spatial data bases and other scientific products that will improve the capacity to solve… CONTINUE READING