Right-to-Know GIS Atlas of the United States
Entry ID: Right_to_Know

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Summary
Abstract: The Right-to-Know GIS Atlas of the United States CD is a comprehensive
collection of public knowledge GIS data. The maps work with the free
ArcExplorer GIS viewer, ArcView GIS, and many other GIS and mapping programs.
NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. We include easy to follow instructions and if you
want to add maps from other sources, our free Learn2Map GIS Tutorial is
available to help you each step of the way.

The CD includes the following maps, images and data:

-Abandoned Mine Land Inventory - Coal Mine Related Problems
-Agriculture Census
-Airports
-Amphibians (data file)
-Aquifers of Alluvial and Glacial Origin
-Arsenic in Groundwater (TIFF image)
-Average Annual Precipitation
-Breeding Bird Survey Routes of North America
-Butterflies (data file)
-Cancer Mortality
-1980 Census (data file)
-1990 Census (data file)
-2000 Census (data file)
-Cities and Towns
-Coal Fields of the United States
-Congressional Districts of the United States - 107th Congress
-Congressional Districts of the United States - 108th Congress
-Continental Divide
-County Boundaries 2001
-County Boundaries 2000
-County Boundaries 1990
-County Boundaries 1980
-Crimes
-Dams
-Estimated Exposures and Thyroid Doses Received by the American People from
I-131 in Fallout Following Nevada Atmospheric Nuclear Bomb Tests (these are map
images rather than GIS shapefiles)
-Federal and Indian Land Map Extracts (click for details). These are extracts
from the maps below that we now include at no additional cost.
-Federal and Indian Lands
-Forest Cover Types (TIFF image)
-Forest Fragmentation Index Map of North America (TIFF image)
-Historical North Atlantic Hurricane Tracks
-Historical North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks
-Hydrologic Unit Boundaries
-Invasive Species (Chinese Privet, Chinese Tallow Tree, Common Gorse, Leafy
Spurge, Purple Loosestrife, Zebra Mussels) (data file)
-Land Cover Characteristics (TIFF image)
-Land Cover Diversity (TIFF image)
-Landslide - Costly Events
-Landslide - Costly Regional Landslide Events
-Landslide Incidence and Susceptibility
-Magnetic Field (several)
-Mining Operations (several)
-Mortality
-NAWQA Surface-Water Sampling Sites
-Nighttime Lights of North America (TIFF image)
-North American Bat Ranges
-Official Protraction Diagrams/Leasing Map
-Parkways and Scenic Rivers
-2000 Presidential General Election, State Results (data file)
-Principal Aquifers
-Public Land Survey System
-Railroads
-Realtime Steamflow Stations
-Roads
-Seismic Hazards
-Shaded Relief of North America (TIFF image)
-Significant and Historic Earthquakes
-States
-Streams and Water Bodies
-Time Zone
-Toxic Release (TRI) maps (click for details)
-Urban Areas
-Volcanoes
-Water Features
-West Nile Virus
-Wilderness Areas
-Wildlife Mortality (several) (data file)

The main purpose of this data is for building a "geography of risk." You can
easily map layers that show you the locations of airports, abandoned mines, and
dams for instance. You could then add precipitation, cancer mortality, crime
data, hurricanes and seismic activity. This gives you an idea of the sorts of
knowledge you can begin to build. Armed with this knowledge you may decide to
find out more about the risks near you or use it to relocate to a place better
to your liking.

The options are really wide open. You are not limited to the map layers that
are included with the atlas. If you wanted to find out more about toxic
chemicals in your neighborhood, you could add a TRI 2000 map layer from our
library (these are now included on the CD as of November 6, 2002). There are
many free maps available as well. Our list of free GIS programs and data has
several sources for these. One link on that page will take you to a site where
you can download local streets, stream, census boundaries, railroads and dozens
of other base layers for your map project. You can also add some of the free
maps that we make available.

The CD includes:

- Maps of fallout from Nevada nuclear tests by county.
- All 21 of our Toxic Release (TRI) maps.
- Our Federal and Indian Lands maps.
- ArcExplorer GIS program.
- Updated and newly added maps and data.
- Free access to our Learn2Map GIS Tutorial.

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Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Order the Right-to-Know CD.


Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: ESRI's ArcExplorer software package.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Learn2Map Tutorial


Geographic Coverage
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Clary-Meuser Research Network
Dataset Title: Right-to-Know GIS Atlas of the United States
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Publisher: Clary-Meuser Research Network
Data Presentation Form: GIS maps
Online Resource: http://www.rtkatlas.com/


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA > ALASKA


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL SCIENCE >ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL SCIENCE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >BUILDINGS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >CULTURAL FEATURES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >TRANSPORTATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION SIZE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >AQUIFERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >AQUIFER RECHARGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TOXIC CHEMICALS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >LANDSLIDES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE GEOPHYSICS >MAGNETIC ANOMALIES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM >MAGNETIC FIELD    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS >COAL    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST CONSERVATION    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >AMPHIBIANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >VIRUSES
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >INVASIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOTOXICOLOGY >TOXICITY LEVELS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
MAPS    [Information]


Quality
This data may come from a variety of U.S. government and self-reporting private
sources. While we try to assure the accuracy of this material, we cannot
promise that it is absolutely accurate. We do promise that using the map layer
will be fun, entertaining or educational. Beyond this, we make no guarantee as
to its suitability for any purpose. We assume no liability or responsibility
for errors or inaccuracies. Please understand that you use these map layers and
data at your own risk.


Keywords
GIS
Abandoned Mine Land Inventory
Agriculture Census
Airports
Amphibians
Aquifers of Alluvial and Glacial Origin
Breeding Bird Survey Routes
Butterflies
Cancer Mortality
1980 Census
1990 Census
2000 Census
Coal Fields of the United States
Congressional Districts of the United States
Crimes
Dams
Forest Fragmentation
Land Cover Diversity
Landslide Incidence and Susceptibility
NAWQA Surface-Water Sampling Sites
Nighttime Lights of North America
North American Bat Ranges
Public Land Survey System
Toxic Release (TRI) maps
Wilderness Areas
Wildlife Mortality


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Clary-Meuser Research Network    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.mapcruzin.com/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHAEL R. MEUSER
Phone: 707-442-6326
Fax: 253-423-7215
Email: mike at mapcruzin.com
Contact Address:
Clary-Meuser Research Network
3211 E Street
City: Eureka
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95503
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Distribution_Format: shapefiles, dbf files, TIFF files,
Fees: $49.00


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-11-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-15

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