Data Center Description
The mission of the USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science is to:

- Provide leadership to identify, conduct, and collaborate on GIScience research issues of national importance.

- Provide timely, efficient, and intelligent access to new and archived USGS geographic data needed to conduct science and support policy decisions.

- Develop innovative methods of modeling and information synthesis, fusion, and visualization to improve our ability to explore geographic data and create new knowledge.

- Develop credible and accessible geographic research, tools, and methods to support decision making related to the human and environmental consequences of land change.

- Assess, influence, and recommend for implementation technological innovations for geospatial data and applications.

- Maintain world class expertise, leadership, and a body of knowledge in support of the NSDI.

[Summary provided by the U. S. Geological Survey.]

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