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Government Data + Maps: 10 Great Examples

Explore 10 ways federal agencies use geographic information system (GIS) technology and maps to improve decision making and deliver public information.
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Botanical explorer and more
Scientists, horticulturists, researchers, and the public can access the National Arboretum's Botanical Explorer to get information on every plant and associated features. Botanical Explorer is also used for visitor services, self-guided tours, and to assist in landscape design.
(Source: USDA/National Arboretum)

Botanical explorer and more
Scientists, horticulturists, researchers, and the public can access the National Arboretum's Botanical Explorer to get information on every plant and associated features. Botanical Explorer is also used for visitor services, self-guided tours, and to assist in landscape design.

(Source: USDA/National Arboretum)

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Paul_Travis
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6/12/2014 | 12:37:26 PM
Re: Galveston, TX, or NY, NY?
You are correct. It is New York, not Texas. We have fixed the caption. Thanks for pointing it out.

 

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ElenaMalykhina
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6/12/2014 | 10:02:09 AM
Re: Galveston, TX, or NY, NY?
Thanks for pointing out. Checking the map with Esri...
Thomas Claburn
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6/11/2014 | 3:59:44 PM
Re: Mapping tools
There's some irony in the fact that the VA is tracking live weather events while patient appointments are far from real-time. 
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6/11/2014 | 3:10:05 PM
Galveston, TX, or NY, NY?
The map of Galveston, Texas, looks suspiciously like New York City. Could there be a mistake in the caption of the map?
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6/11/2014 | 10:39:49 AM
Mapping tools
Interesting that there are two VA tools here, given their current pressures. Readers, have you used a data-rich map from an agency that you found helpful? Tell us what we missed and share with your peers.
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