Unformatted text preview: and with different definitions for the classes of forest cover • this is a waste of time and money • sharing information gives it added value • sharing basic formats with other information providers, such as a department of transportation, might make marketing the database more profitable Agency standards • state and national agencies have set standards for certain environmental data o the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) has adopted the "seventh approximation"as the national taxonomy o the US Geological Survey has set standards for landuse, transportation, and hydrography that are used as guidelines in many states o forest inventories are not standardized; agencies may use different systems while managing a contiguous region of forest land • Unit 69 covers standards for GIS in greater depth...
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- Fall '10
- Geographic information system, Soil Conservation Service, e.g. uniform information, different GIS systems, certain environmental data