U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the American Geological Institute (AGI) Global GIS Database
Entry ID: Global_GIS

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Summary
Abstract: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and The American Geological
Institute (AGI) announced a cooperative agreement that will focus on
making the USGS Global Geographic Information System (GIS) database
readily available to educators and the general public in the form of a
GIS based world atlas.

This USGS Global GIS database contains a wealth of USGS and other
public domain data, including global coverages of elevation,
landcover, seismicity, and resources of minerals and energy at a
nominal scale of 1:1 million. The GIS, which will run on the included
Environmental Systems Research Institute's (ESRI) ArcView Data
Publisher software, will be produced both by region on seven CD-ROM's or on
one DVD.

Detailed Description of Data Sets Included on each volume of the CD-ROM and
DVD (See http://webgis.wr.usgs.gov/globalgis/datasets.htm for additional
details and metadata on each data layer)

Vector Datasets:

-County Political boundaries
-Administrative boundaries
-Major cities
-City Gazetteer
-Large Urban areas (polygons)
-Roads
-Railroads
-Utility lines
-Airfields
-Geologic providence
Geologic age
-Faults
-Ecological Regions
-Perennial rivers
-Small rivers and streams
-Springs, wells, and dams
-Drainage basins
-River basins
-Volcanoes
-Earthquakes
-Ore deposits
-Oil and gas fields
-U.S. national Oil and Gas Assessment
-Mineral deposits and metallogenic belt maps of the Russian Far East
-Mines
-Elevation data
-Climate data (temperature, precipitation, potential and actual
evapotranspiration, cloud coverage)

Raster Datasets:

-Shaded relief
-Landcover
-12 Greenness (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (one for each
month))
-Population
-Lights and night
-Slope
-MODIS Blue Marble True-color satellite image
-Simulated Earth Image

[Summary provided by USGS)

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Access to Global GIS CD-ROMs and information.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: USGWS News Release "USGS and the American Geological Institute Combine to Offer a World of Information".


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: USGS
Dataset Title: Global GIS Database
Dataset Release Place: Virginia
Dataset Publisher: American Geological Institute (AGI)
Data Presentation Form: GIS maps
Online Resource: http://www.agiweb.org/pubs/pubindex.html?Catagory=GlobalGIS


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPOTRANSPIRATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY >CLOUD COVER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ALPINE/TUNDRA    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >BEACHES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DESERTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DUNES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ISLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >KARST LANDSCAPE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION INDEX    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION INDEX >NDVI    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >POLITICAL DIVISIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >BUILDINGS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >CULTURAL FEATURES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >ELECTRICITY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >TRANSPORTATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION SIZE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DISCHARGE/FLOW >STREAMFLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >HYDROPATTERN    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATER CHANNELS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >COASTAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >EOLIAN LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >GLACIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >KARST LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >CONTOURS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS >COAL    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS >NATURAL GAS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS >PETROLEUM    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >AGE DETERMINATIONS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >BEDROCK LITHOLOGY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE/INTENSITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FAULT MOVEMENT    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FOLDS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >PLATE BOUNDARIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Platform
MAPS    [Information]
TERRA >Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)    [Information]


Instrument
AVHRR >Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer    [Information]
MODIS >Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer    [Information]


Project
GLOBAL GIS >Global Geographic Information Systems    [Information]


Quality
THE DATA AND RELATED MATERIALS ARE EXCLUDED FROM THE LIMITED WARRANTY,
AND THE LICENSEE EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE DATA CONTAINS SOME
NONCONFORMITIES, DEFECTS, OR ERRORS. THERE IS NO WARRANT THAT THE
DATA WILL MEET LICENSEE'S NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS; THAT THE USE OF THE
DATA WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED; OR THAT ALL NONCONFORMITIES, DEFECTS, OR
ERRORS CAN OR WILL BE CORRECTED.


Access Constraints
Required to Use CD-ROM Data Set: ArcView Data Publisher 3.1 works in Windows NT
4, Windows 2000, or Windows 95/98/ME and requires an industry-standard personal
computer with a Pentium microprocessor, at least 24 MB of RAM (64 MB
recommended), and 34 MB hard disk space (600 MB recommended).

Required to Use DVD Data Set: ArcView Data Publisher 3.1 works in Windows NT 4,
Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows 95/98/ME and requires at least a Pentium
microprocessor and at least 64 MB RAM, and 34 MB hard disk space (10 GB
recommended). THIS DISK IS A DVD-ROM AND REQUIRES A DVD-ROM DRIVE. The disk
will NOT work in CD-ROM drives.


Use Constraints
USG, AGI, ESRI,
AND/OR ITS LICENSOR(S) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF
SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES, OR BUSINESS
EXPENDITURES, INVESTMENTS, OR COMMITMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH ANY
BUSINESS; LOSS OF ANY GOODWILL; OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS
AGREEMENT OR USE OF THE DATA AND RELATED MATERIALS, HOWEVER CAUSED, ON
ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, AND WHETHER OR NOT ESRI OR ITS LICENSOR(S)
HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THESE LIMITATIONS
SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.


Keywords
GIS
USGS
Geographic Information Systems
Global
Datasets
Atlas
Political Boundaries
Shaded Relief
Digital Data
Elevation
Slope
Hydrology
Rivers
Springs
Wells
Cities
Towns
Airfields
Roads
Utility Lines
Population
Population Density
Geology
Geomorphology
Ecological Regions
Historical Seismicity
Epicenter Locations
Volcanoes
Natural Resources
Ore Deposits
Oil Fields
Gas Fields
US National Oil and Gas Assessment
Climate Data
Land cover
Vegetation Index
Lights at Night
Blue Marble True-color Satellite Image
Simulated Earth
MODIS
TEMS
GTOS
G3OS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
American Geological Institute    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.agiweb.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CHRISTOPHER M. KEANE
Phone: (703) 379-2480
Fax: (703) 379-7563
Email: keane at agiweb.org
Contact Address:
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street
City: Alexandria
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 22302-1502
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Distribution_Size: 34 MB
Distribution_Format: GIS
Fees: $29.95 per CD-ROM

Distribution_Media: DVD
Distribution_Format: GIS
Fees: $180.00 per DVD


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


TRENT HARE
Role: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Phone: 928-556-7126
Email: thare at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, Astrogeology Team
2255 N. Gemini Dr.,
City: Flagstaff
Province or State: AZ
Postal Code: 86001
Country: USA


Publications/References
D. Galuska, M. Gishey, S. hamlin, T. Joyle, B. Redding, S. Dudask,
K. Tribbett, K. Ross,, D. Sherrill, C, Lamer, and P. Tsushima, ESRI
Virtual Campus.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-11-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-22

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