National Atlas of the United States of America from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Entry ID: USGS_NATIONALATLAS

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Summary
Abstract: The National Atlas updates a large bound collection of paper maps that
was published in 1970. Like its predecessor, this edition promotes
greater national geographic awareness. It delivers easy to use,
map-like views of America's natural and sociocultural
landscapes. Unlike the previous Atlas, this version is largely
digital.

The updated National Atlas is designed to provide a reliable summary
of national-scale geographical information. Though it cannot provide
detailed map information, the Atlas directs users to other sources for
this information.

Note: National Atlas of the United States(R) The National Atlas of the
United States of America(R) are registered trademarks of the United
States Department of the Interior.

To access the Nation Atlas, see:
"http://www.nationalatlas.gov/"

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to information, downloadable map layers, and interactive map browser.


Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: The USGS National Map Viewer metadata record.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 50.0 S: 22.0  E: -70.0  W: -130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: National Atlas of the United States of America
Dataset Series Name: National Atlas of the United States of America
Dataset Release Place: Reston, VA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online Resource: http://www.nationalatlas.gov


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >CROP/PLANT YIELDS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >WEEDS, NOXIOUS PLANTS OR INVASIVE PLANTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL COMMODITIES    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >CYCLONES >TROPICAL CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH >DISEASES/EPIDEMICS >WEST NILE VIRUS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >FLOODS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >AQUIFERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DISCHARGE/FLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >FLOODS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RUNOFF    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WETLANDS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >LANDSLIDES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [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 >LANDSCAPE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM    [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    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS >BREEDING BIRD SURVEY    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >AMPHIBIANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >HEXAPODS >INSECTS >BUTTERFLIES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >HEXAPODS >INSECTS >MOTHS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS >BIVALVES >MUSSELS >ZEBRA MUSSELS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >VIRUSES
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EXOTIC SPECIES >INVASIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >INVASIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >INVASIVE SPECIES >REGIONAL INVASIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >HURRICANES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Platform
MAPS    [Information]


Keywords
map layers
GIS
atlas
abandoned mines
agriculture census
census
cancer mortality
coal fields
congressional districts
EPA Envirofacts
forest cover
forest fragmentation
invasive species
magnetic field
mineral operations
mortality
NAWQA surface water
nighttime lights
wildlife mortality


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
National Geospatial Programs Office, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.usgs.gov/ngpo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: STANLEY L. PONCE
Fax: 303-202-4742
Email: sponce at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS CR -- DO
Box 25046, Denver Federal Center Mail Stop 150
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA



Data Center Personnel
Name: NATIONAL ATLAS, USGS
Email: atlasmail at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
National Atlas
U.S. Geological Survey
508 National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM, WWW


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: 2002-05-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-17

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