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Western Region Databases and Information Analysis



Project summary:

This project provides for a Database and Information Analysis (DIA) team in each of the four WMERSC field offices (exclusive of Alaska) and for their coordination. The DIA staff will fulfill a continued need for acquisition, creation, analysis, publication and archiving of digital spatial geoscience datasets for use by MRP staff and for our other customers (including the BLM and the USFS, who are requiring that data be provided in an Arc/Info GIS format). In addition, the DIA staff will assist their MRP colleagues in performing minerals-related assessments by utilizing the spatial analytical capabilities inherent in a geographic information system (GIS). Coordination of GIS activities between the field offices will reduce duplication of effort and will encourage the creation of GIS centers of excellence. Standardization of GIS products will ease the merging of data for regional analysis. GIS products need to be published in a timely fashion for use by land management agencies and the general public.

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