Right-to-Know GIS Atlas of the United States

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Originator: Clary-Meuser Research Network
Publication_Date: 20020101
Title: Right-to-Know GIS Atlas of the United States
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: GIS maps
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Publisher: Clary-Meuser Research Network
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Online_Linkage: http://www.rtkatlas.com/
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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. [Summary provided by CMRN]
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Progress: Complete
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TOXIC CHEMICALS
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE GEOPHYSICS > MAGNETIC ANOMALIES
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > EARTHQUAKES > EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES
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Theme_Keyword: Abandoned Mine Land Inventory
Theme_Keyword: Agriculture Census
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Theme_Keyword: Aquifers Of Alluvial And Glacial Origin
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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.
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Contact_Organization: CMRN > Clary-Meuser Research Network
Contact_Person: MICHAEL R. MEUSER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Clary-Meuser Research Network
Address: 3211 E Street
City: Eureka
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95503
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 707-442-6326
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 253-423-7215
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mike@mapcruzin.com
Resource_Description: Right_to_Know
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Order the Right-to-Know CD.
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http://www.learn2map.com/
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Learn2Map Tutorial
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20031110
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121015
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Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
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