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Geographic Information Systems Research Guide

Articles and databases

Articles & Databases

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Provides access to the publications of the USGS and includes references to USGS reports and maps published from 1880 to date.

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Books in the CSUMB Library

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Books At Other Libraries

Books At Other Libraries


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Web resources

Web Resources

GIS Dictionary from ESRI U.S. data sets

USGS National Geospatial Program

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee website

Central Coast Joint Data Committee cooperative data sets for Central California

Science.Gov portal to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies