Geoscience Data Catalog, National Spatial Data Infrastructure, U.S. Geological Survey, Geography Division, U.S. Department of the Interior

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The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

Vision: USGS has become a world leader in the natural sciences thanks to our scientific excellence and responsiveness to society's needs.

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