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                    OVERVIEW OF DATA SOURCES FOR AN EPA GIS


    The objective of this report is to present summary information on specific
geographic  data  sources  available at EPA, other Federal agencies, and other
organizations  that  could be used as a "baseline" data set for EPA Geographic
Information  System (GIS) activities.  Data sources include automated systems,
data bases (including digital spatial data), and hardcopy reports and maps.


Methodology

    To  collect  the  information  presented in this report, we first examined
references  in  the  professional  literature  that  provided  information  on
geographic  data sources.  These sources of information, together with working
knowledge  of  various  EPA  programs and other Federal agencies, provided the
initial  background  for  collecting  further details from individuals working
with  particular  data  sets  and/or data bases (see Table 1 for a list of the
Federal  agency  and  other organization data sources).  In many cases, actual
data  base documentation was acquired and reviewed.  Interviews were conducted
with individuals responsible for management and operation of the specific data
bases.

    In  some  cases,  a data clearinghouse is described instead of a data base
system  or  series  of hardcopy reports.  Many agencies and organizations have
established  agency-wide  inventories  of  machine-readable  data files to aid
others   in   locating   data   sources.    These  data  referral  centers  or
clearinghouses  contain data descriptions but not necessarily the actual data.
Examples include the NOAA National Environmental Data Referral System (NEDRES)
and  the  USGS  Earth  Sciences Information System (ESIS).  However, there are
also "data centers" that not only provide information about what kinds of data
are  available,  but  also  can  access  some of these data sets, and can even
provide subsets of these data.  The Bureau of the Census is an example of this
type of service.


Summary of Data Sources

    This  report describes 70 data sources at EPA and other agencies.  This is
not  by  any  means a complete set of the geographic data sources available to
EPA.    Instead,  the  data  sources  provide a starting point for a search on
geographic  information.    Table 2 presents a listing of the data sources and
their  geographic  and  subject  coverages  sorted by agency.  An alphabetical
index to all the sources is provided in Table 3.

    For  each data source, some basic information describing the contact, data
characteristics,  status  and  availability are provided.   This information is
not  intended  to  be  a complete description of the data source;  it provides
some  useful  information  on  potential  data  sources  and ways of obtaining
additional  information.    The  accuracy  of  the  information  presented  is
dependent  on  the  quality  of  the  current  documentation  reviewed and the
knowledge  of  the  people consulted, which were assumed to be reliable.  Some
data  bases  are  undergoing  changes  or  are  just  in  the process of being
developed.    Therefore, some of the information listed may be current only in

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the short run.  In spite of these limitations this report is a useful starting
point for identifying geographic information.

    The  data  sources  described  cover  a  large range of subject categories
including  hydrology, geology, soils, topography, vegetation, climate/weather,
land   use/land   cover,   living   resources,   surface  water,  groundwater,
marine/estuarine,  air,  demography,  health  effects, and regulated entities.
There  were  also  data  sources which included additional subjects not listed
above.    This  report demonstrates that there is a large amount of geographic
information available, much of it in computerized data bases.

    Most  of  the research for this report focused on identifying data sources
which  provide  information  at  the national level.  However, local and state
government  offices  and  regional  Federal agency offices contain very useful
spatial information that is not identified through any directory or catalogue.
It  is  assumed  that for such site-specific and regional information, sources
identified   in  this  document  will  be  able  to  point  the  user  in  the
"right-direction."   Furthermore, it is anticipated that as the user community
identifies other useful data bases, these too will be become incorporated into
this directory.

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TABLE 1: AGENCIES REVIEWED FOR GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
                      Environmental Protection Agency

                         Department of Agriculture
                              Forest Service
                         Soil Conservation Service

                         Department of Commerce
                           Bureau of the Census
                 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

                           Department of Energy

                         Department of the Interior
                        Bureau of Land Management
                           National Park Service
                          U.S. Geological Survey

                  National Aeronautic & Space Administration

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                         Oak Ridge National Labs
                        Pacific Northwest Laboratory
                         Dun's Marketing Services
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National Estuarine Inventory Atlas (NEI)                                    50
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National Land Resource Area Geographic Data Base (NATSGO)                   35
National Parks Data                                                    55
National Resources Inventory                                             36
National Status and Trends Program (NS&T)                                 51
National Stream Quality Accounting Network (NASQAN)                        68
National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX)                                  69
National Water Data Storage & Retrieval System (WATSTORE)                   70
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Pilot Climate Data System (PCDS)                                         74
Pilot Land Data System (PLDS) Data Center                                  75

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Regional Lagrangian Model of Acid Deposition (RELMAP)                       29
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Soil Survey Maps                                                      38
SPOT Multispectral Satellite Imagery                                       83
State General Soil Geographic Data Base (STATSGO)                           39
Storage and Retrieval for Aerometric Data (SAROAD)                           30
Storage and Retrieval for Water Quality Information (STORET)                    31
Strategic Assessment Data Atlases                                          52

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Database Name: Acid Deposition and Atmospheric Research Division (ADARD) System
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, Office of Research and Development
Contact Person: Ronald Matheny
Phone: (202)382-5718
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General Comments:

The ADARD System is a Gateway to acid deposition analysis tools, providing access to data from
the following acid deposition data bases:

ADS, ADDNET, AWD, Eastern and Western Lake Surveys, FORAST, and RELMAP (see
individual systems discussed on separate pages).

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Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, Office of Air and Radiation
Contact Person: Randy McDonald
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Physical-chemical properties, air emission models, and dispersion models are included. The
system will be used to generate air emission inventories to support future air pollution
regulations.

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Database Name: Compliance Data System (CDS)
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, OA&R, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
Contact Person: Howard Wright
Phone: (202) 382-2826
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Comments: Compliance data for approximately 60,000 stationary sources of air pollution
that are subject to air quality regulations.
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The Compliance Data System is a management information system used to store and retrieve
compliance related information about plants, factories, and other stationary sources of air
pollution.

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Database Name;           System (CERCLIS)
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, OSWER, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response  '
Contact Person: Richard Martin
                                               Phone: (202) 475-9369
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Time Period Covered:  1980 to present
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CERCLIS contains an inventory of potential hazardous waste sites and serves as the vehicle for
regional reporting to headquarters on the status of cleanup at sites. Specific information about the
site being analyzed and knowledge of system codes are necessary to extract information.

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D Surface Water
D Groundwater
D Marine/Estuarine
D Air
D Demography
D Health Effects
Ef Regulated Entities
D Other
Spatial Data Type:
0 Point
D Line
D Grid
E Polygon
d Other
Comments:
Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:
O Digital Spatial
iJ Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Status:
d Under Development
B2f Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  NCC IBM Mainframe
Software:  In-House System (IMS) data base management system
General Comments:
The Drinking Water Supply File contains information on the identification and locations of
drinking water supply utilities and their intakes and surface water sources. The locations are
identified by latitude and longitude.

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
Database Name: Eastern and Western Lake Surveys
r^~~-.,,'ui~ A ~n~~,,/ntK^. EPA, Environmental Monitoring Sciences Laboratory
Responsible Agency/Office: Las veeas fEMSL-LV>
Las Vegas (EMSL-LV)
Contact Person:  Robert Schonbrod
                       Phone- (702)798-2229
                       rnone.    545.2229
Address: EPA, EMSL-LV
        P.O. Box 15027
        Las Vegas, NV 89114
Time Period Covered:   1984 data
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    D Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    D Land Use/Land Cover                    &
    Ef Living Resources                    Ef Other
                 El Surface Water
                 D Groundwater
                 _ Marine/Estuarine
                 D Air
                 O Demography
                 D Health Effects
                   Regulated Entities
characteristics.
Geographic Coverage:
D U.S.
EJ Region
D State
D County
D Locality
D Other
Comments: Northeast, Upper Midwest,
Southeast, Rocky Moun-
tains, California, and
Pacific Northwest
Spatial Data Type:
D Point
n Line
D Grid
d Polygon
D Other
Comments:
Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:

O Digital Spatial
E" Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
G Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Lakes Survey data is
             accessible through ORD's
             ADARD System, a
             Gateway to acid deposition
             analysis tools.
                                     Status:
                                     C3 Under Development
                                     H" Operational
                                     D Other
                                        Comments:
Hardware:
Software:
General Comments:

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
Database Name:   Facility Index System (FINDS)
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, Office of Information Resources Management
Contact Person:  DanCirclli
            Phone: (202) 382-2416
Address* O^p6 ^ Information Resource Management
      * Environmental Protection Agency
        401 M Street, SW Washington DC 20460
Time Period Covered: 1982 to present
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    d Topography
    d Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    n Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
     D Surface Water
     O Groundwater
     O Marine/Estuarine
     D Air
     O Demography
     D Health Effects
     Gr Regulated Entities
     D Other
      Comments: Provides location information on facilities regulated by EPA programs.
Geographic Coverage:
D  Region
n  State
n  County
d  Locality
D  Other
   Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
Sf Point
D Line
D Grid
d Polygon
n Other
  Comments: Street addresses and Lat/Long,
                                    Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:
D  Digital Spatial
a  Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
n  Maps
E  Hardcopy Reports
D  Other
   Comments: Batch and interactive input
              and output
Status:
n  Under Development
ET Operational
D  Other
   Comments: Updated weekly
Hardware:  NCCIBM
Software:  ADABAS, NATURAL, COBOL
General Comments:
Provides location information on facilities/sites which are regulated by EPA programs. It provides
a cross reference to detailed regulatory information in the following EPA programmatic information
systems: HWDMS, CERCLIS, PCS, CDS, FATES, DOCKET, FURS, FFIS, CICIS.

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Database Name:  Federal Reporting Data System (FRDS)
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, OW, Office of Drinking Water
Contact Person:  Larry Wtiner
            Phone: (202) 382-2799
Address* Office of Drinking Water
       * Environmental Protection Agency
        401 M Street, SW, Washington, DC 20460
Time Period Covered: Contains rolling quarter data for previous four quarters.
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    n Topography
    C3 Vegetation
    d Climate/Weather
    O Land Use/Land Cover
    D Living Resources
     D Surface Water
     O Groundwater
     D Marine/Esniarine
     D Air
     D Demography
     D Health Effects
     Er Regulated Entities
     D Other
      Comments: Information on public water supplies regulated by EPA's Drinking Water
                Program
Geographic Coverage:
D Region
a State
d County
E Locality
D Other
   Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
    oint
O Line
D Grid
D Polygon
E Other
  Comments:
                                    Scale: Not applicable.

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Availability:
O  Digital Spatial
Sr Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
Q  Maps
E  Hardcopy Reports
D  Other
   Comments: Users need a valid USERID
              and an account to access
              FRDs on the NCC IBM.
Status:
D Under Development
Br Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  NCC IBM
Software: System 2000, COBOL, IBM-JCL. A knowledge of these programming languages is
            necessary to extract data.
General Comments:
FRDS maintains inventory and compliance data reported by primacy agents under the supervision
of Public Water Supplies Program.

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
Database Name: Graphical Exposure Modelling System (GEMS)
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, OPTS, Office of Toxic Substances
Contact Person:  Russell Kinerson
                                               Phone: (202) 382-3928
Address*
miurcsa.
             0^ Toxic Substances
        Envnomnentai Protection Agency
        401 M Street, SW, Washington, DC 20460
Time Period Covered: Variable, depending on data set
Subject Coverage:
    G^Iydrology
    EfGeology
    9'Soils
    D Topography
    D Vegetation
    STClimate/Weather
    a Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
      Comments:
                                           Surface Water
                                           Groundwater
                                        U Marine/Estuarine
                                        EfAir
                                        Sf Demography
                                        O Health Effects
                                        6^ Regulated Entities
                                        Hf Other
Geographic Coverage:
n u.s.
D Region
G State
d County
E Locality
1ST Other
   Comments: Variable, depending on data
            set.
                                   Spatial Data Type:
                                   Hf Point
                                   Hf Line
                                   O Grid
                                   ST Polygon
                                   n Other
                                     Comments: Variable, depending on data-
                                               base
                                   Scale: Variable

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Availability:
S' Digital Spatial
Ef Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Status:
E Under Development
BT Operational
Q Other
   Comments:
Hardware: OTS-VAX-II/TSO
Software: Variable
General Comments:
An interactive computer system designed to provide an interface to environmental modeling,
physiochemical property estimation, statistical analysis, and graphic display capabilities. Has
numerous data sets.

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
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Database Name: Hazardous Waste Data Management System (HWDMS)
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, OSWER, Office of Solid Waste
Contact Person: Steven Levy
Phone: (202) 382-4697
Address* Office of Solid Waste
Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street, SW, Washington DC 20460


Time Period Covered: 1980 to present
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology Q Surface Water
D Geology D Groundwater
D Soils D Marine/Estuarine
C3 Topography D Air
D Vegetation D Demography
D Climate/Weather D Health Effects
D Land Use/Land Cover Is Regulated Entities
G Living Resources Q Other
Comments: Data on the 5,000 facilities that treat, store, or dispose hazardous waste and
the 60,000 handlers who generate or transport it.
Geographic Coverage:
afu.s.
D Region
a State
E County
E Locality
D Other
Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
Sf Point
D Line
D Grid
CI Polygon
a Other
Comments:
Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:
n Digital Spatial
a Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Status:
n Under Development
ET Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware: NCCIBM
Software:  System 2000, FOCUS. Knowledge of these software is useful in extracting data.
General Comments:
HWDMS manages information on the status of response to EPA regulations by the 5,000 facilities
that treat, store, or dispose hazardous waste and the 60,000 handlers who generate or transport it
The data include annual quantities of waste for TSDFs and handlers, and can be used to track waste
from generation to the authorized point of disposal, treatment, or storage.

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Database Name: Industrial Facility Discharge


File(IFD)
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, Office of Water Regulations and Standards
Contact Person: Phillip Taylor
Phone: (202)382-7046
A ririracc* EPA> Office of Water Regulations and Standards
Address. 401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460

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Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology
D Geology
D Soils
D Topography
D Vegetation
D Climate/Weather
D Land Use/Land Cover
O Living Resources
Comments:
Geographic Coverage:
0 u;s.
D Region
D State
E County
E Locality
D Other
Comments:
Sf Surface Water
'J Groundwater
D Marine/Estuarine
D Air
D Demography
D Health Effects
E7 Regulated Entities
D Other
Spatial Data Type:
HT Point
n Line
D Grid
n Polygon
C3 Other
Comments:
Scale: Not applicable

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AvaUability:
a Digital Spatial
E" Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
D Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Status:
E Under Development
if Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  NCC IBM Mainframe
Software:   In-House System (MS) data base management system
General Comments:

IFD contains data on point-source dischargers potentially affecting surface waters. Sources of
the data include the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) files, the Permit
Compliance System (PCS) file and the Needs Survey.

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
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Database Name: National Emissions Data System (NEDS)
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, OA&R, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
Contact Person: John Bosch
Phone: (919) 541-5582
Address* O^ce ^ ^ Quality Planning and Standards
Environmental Protection Agency
RTP.NC 27711
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Time Period Covered: 1972 to present
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology . D Surface Water
D Geology D Groundwater
D Soils D Marine/Estuarine
D Topography gf Air
d Vegetation D Demography
D Climate/Weather D Health Effects
D Land Use/Land Cover \sf Regulated Entities
D Living Resources D Other
Comments: Data describing the annual emissions and operating characteristics of all
regulated poing (about 30,000 major sources) and area emission sources
in the U.S.
Geographic Coverage:
s'u.s.
D Region
O State
Q County
n Locality
D Other
Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
ST Point -Lat-long/UTM Coordinates
D Line for emission stack locations.
0 Grid
d Polygon
n Other
Comments:
Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:
G Digital Spatial
& Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
G Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:  Users need a valid user ID
               and account on the OAQPS's
             .  UNISYS.
Status:
G Under Development
= Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  UNISYS Mainframe at the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
              (OAQPS).
Software:   COBOL. Knowledge of this language is necessary to set up control procedures
              to extract data.
General Comments:
Emissions data are limited to the six criteria pollutants: TSP, SQ , NO*, CO, VOC, and Lead.
All states are required by regulation to submit data on an annual basis.

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
Database Name: Needs Survey File
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, Office of Water Regulations and Standards
Contact Person: Elaine Greening
            Phone: (202)382-7290
Aririrpc* EPA, Office of Water Regulations and Standards
Address. ^MS^SW
        Washington, DC 20460

         ^
Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    D Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    O Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
      Comments:
     D Surface Water
     D Groundwater
     D Marine/Estuarine
     D Air
     D Demography
     D Health Effects
     B7 Regulated Entities
     D Other
Geographic Coverage:
tf u.s.
D Region
D State
E County
E Locality
D Other
   Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
H" Point
D Line
D Grid
E Polygon
d Other
  Comments:
                                  Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
SET Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Status:
E  Under Development
E* Operational
D  Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  NCCIBM Mainframe
Software:   In-House System (MS) data base management system
General Comments:

The Needs Survey file contains technical and cost data related to construction grants for Publicly
Owned Treatment Works (POTW). Existing and planned POTWs are included, as well as
flows and treatment practices.

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                          27

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Database Name: Permit Compliance System
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(PCS)
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, OW, Office of Water Enforcement and Permits
Contact Person: Larry Reed
Phone: (202)475-8313
Address* Office of Water Enforcement and Permits
* Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street, SW, Washington DC 20460
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Time Period Covered: Currendy regulated facilities
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology D Surface Water
D Geology T Groundwater
D Soils J Marine/Estuarine
D Topography D Air
D Vegetation D Demography
D Climate/Weather D Health Effects
D Land Use/Land Cover Sf Regulated Entities
O Living Resources D Other
Comments: Information on the more than 70,000 active water discharge permits issued
to facilities throughout the nation.
Geographic Coverage:
sfu.s.
D Region
G State
G County
G Locality
D Other
Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
Ef Point
D Line
D Grid
D Polygon
n Other
Comments:
Scale: Not applicable.

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
ET Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
O Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Need account authorization.
Status:
E Under Development
Er Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware: NCC-IBM mainframe.
Software:
General Comments:
PCS tracks permit, compliance, and enforcement status for the National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES) program under the Clean Water Act

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES

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Database Name: Reach File
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, Office of Water Regulations and Standards
Contact Person: Phillip Taylor
Phone: (202)382-7049
A HHmc EPA* Office of Water Regulations and Standards
Address. 4o1MStreettSW
Washington, DC 20460
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Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
0 Hydrology
D Geology
D Soils
n Topography
D Vegetation
D Climate/Weather
D Land Use/Land Cover
D Living Resources
Comments:
Geographic Coverage:
ET U.S.
D Region
O State
n County
d Locality
D Other
Comments:
if Surface Water
O Groundwater
O Marine/Estuarine
D Air
D Demography
D Health Effects
O Regulated Entities
D Other
Spatial Data Type:
D Point
H" Line
D Grid
n Polygon
D Other
Comments:
Scale: 1:100,000

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
0 Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Status:
n Under Development
Sf Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  NCC IBM Mainframe
Software:  In-House System (MS) data base management system
General Comments:
The Reach file contains more than 70,000 water segments which are hydrologically linked to
support retrieval and analysis. The Reach number associated with the segments are fundamental
location identifiers for other data bases (e.g., IFD, STORET).

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                           29





Database Name: Regional Lagrangian Model of Acid Precipitation (RELMAP)
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory
Contact Person: Terry dark
Phone: (919)541-4486
Address* Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory
Environmental Protection Agency
RTP, NC 27711
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Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology
D Geology
D Soils
d Topography
D Vegetation
D Climate/Weather
O Land Use/Land Cover
D Living Resources

D Surface Water
O Groundwater
O Marine/Estuarine
D Air
D Demography
D Health Effects
D Regulated Entities
& Other
Comments: Contains sulfite emissions and deposition data.
Geographic Coverage:
- D U.S.
ET Region Eastern U.S.
D State
d County
n Locality
D Other
Comments:

Spatial Data Type:
D Point
D Line
Ef Grid
d Polygon
D Other
Comments:

Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:
fflT Digital Spatial
BT Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
Kf Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: RELMAP data is accessible
             through ORD's AD ARD
             System, a Gateway to acid
             deposition analysis tools.
Status:
E Under Development
O" Operational
O Other
  Comments:
Hardware:   IBM, VAX
Software:   SAS
General Comments:

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Database Name:  Storage and Retrieval for Aerometric Data (SAROAD)
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, OA&R, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
Contact Person: Jacob Summers
                                                Phone: (919) 541-5694
Address* Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
       " Environmental Protection Agency
        RTP.NMC07711
Time Period Covered:  1972-73 to present
                                         D  Surface Water
                                         Q  Groundwater
                                            Marine/Estuarine
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    D Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    O Land Use/Land Cover
    D Living Resources                     w wu^i
      Comments: Ambient air quality. Includes pollutant and meteorological parameters,
                collection and sampling methods, site descriptors, and air quality.
                                         C3  Demography
                                         D  Health Effects
                                         O  Regulated Entities
                                         D  Other
Geographic Coverage:
HfU.S.
D Region
O State
n County
D Locality
D Other
Comments:

Spatial Data Type:
Ef Point
D Line
D Grid
d Polygon
d Other
Comments:

Scale: Not applicable.

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Availability:

D Digital Spatial
Er Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Valid user ID and account
              on the NCC UNISYS are
              required.
Status:
E Under Development
a Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  NCC UNISYS mainframe.
Software: Knowledge of COBOL and UNISYS JCL is essential to access data.
General Comments:

Air quality data in the system comes from a network of almost 6000 state and local Air Monitoring
Stations (SLAMS) and National Air Monitoring Stations (NAMS) operated by state/local air
pollution control agencies.

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
JjNl^jai^lkt.li'y

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Database Name: Storage and Retrieval of Water Quality Information (STORET)
Responsible Agency/Office: EPA, Office of Water
Contact Person: STORET User Support
Phone: (202) 382-7220
A sirifocc. Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency
Address. 40! M Streetr sw
Washington DC 20460




-
Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
^Hydrology
D Geology
D Soils
d Topography
n Vegetation
D Climate/Weather
D Land Use/Land Cover
O Living Resources

& Surface Water
Ef Groundwater
n Marine/Estuarine
D Air
D Demography
D Health Effects
G Regulated Entities
D Other
Comments: Ambient water quality data, and some groundwater and
biological sampling data.
Geographic Coverage:
sf u.s.
D Region
D State
G County
G Locality
D Other
Comments:


Spatial Data Type:
Sf Point
Sf Line
D Grid
G Polygon
E Other
Comments:

Scale: Not applicable

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                          ixs&jjj\3$W*x f sfcV;^ ^ x^a, v. ;. s t <
                        MraBiEraF^"
                           vrf'xr
Availability:
D Digital Spatial
a Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
d Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
O Other
   Comments: Accessible through TSO to
               authorized users.
Status:
n Under Development
a Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  NCCIBM
Software:  Knowledge of STORET codes and IBM JCL procedures is essential to successfully
             extract data. Also accessible through WQAB and Gateway software.
General Comments:

The STORET system assists state and EPA officials in making pollution control decisions by
providing a capability to store, retrieve and analyze water quality information. Current emphasis
of control decisions are: issuing water quality based NPDES permits; evaluating water quality
impacts of control programs; and assessing levels of toxic pollutants, including dioxin and other
bio-accumulative pollutants in the acquatic biologic data, hydrologic data, stream reach data, and
other related information.

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               ARS Agricultural Research Service, Water Data Bank,
Database Name:  "Retrieval Procedures for Hydrologic Data from ARS Experimental
               Watershed." (REPHLEX)	
Responsible Aaencv/Office- Unrirj> d
                         Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
Contact Person: James B. Burford
                                                   Phone: (301) 344-3550
Address*  Water Data Lab
       *  Plant Physiology Institute
         Beltsville, MD 20705
Time Period Covered:  1 to 45 years depending on station.
 Subject Coverage:
     D Hydrology
     D Geology
     D Soils
     D Topography
     D Vegetation
     ^Climate/Weather
     Br Land Use/Land Cover
     O Living Resources
       Comments: Primary: percipitatipn and runoff data; Secondary: temperature, evaporation,
                 wind movement, soil moisture, water quality, land use, and cover conditions.
                                              Surface Water
                                           D Groundwater
                                           D Marine/Estuarine
                                           D Air
                                           D Demography
                                           D Health Effects
                                           O Regulated Entities
                                              Other
 Geographic Coverage:
 D U.S.
 D Region
 O State
 E County
 Q Locality
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   Comments:
Variable depending on location of study areas.
Determined by conducting geographical search
or referring to location table published by ARS.
                                      Spatial Data Type:
                                      ^ Point
                                      D Line
                                      D Grid
                                      n Polygon
                                      n Other
                                        Comments:
                                      Scale: Variable, depending on study area.

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
& Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
D Maps
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D Other
   Comments: On line, accessible via account
              in TSO through interactive
              time share terminals.
Status:
E Under Development
1= Operational
D Other
   Comments:  Continually adding new data.
Hardware:  IBM 37(V3033/3042 attached processor w/ an IBM 370/4341 auxiliary system.
Software: The Water Data Bank is accessed using REPHLEX (Retrieval Procedures for
             Hydrologic Data from ARS Experimental Watersheds in the United States). The
             program is self-prompting with step-by-step instructions.
General Comments:
305 individual study areas operated by 11 ARS Watershed Research Centers. Wathershed Area
0.2 has to cover 536 km ^provides analytical packages for data retrieval.

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Database Name: Forest Resources Inventories and Analysis
Responsible Agency/Office: USDA, Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis
Contact Person: Jim Bones
Phone: (202) 382-9343
A/Mrocc* USDA, Forest Service
Address, po Box24i7
Washington, DC 20013



Time Period Covered: Some Locations (e.g., the South) have been surveyed for past 50 years.
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology D Surface Water
D Geology D Groundwater
D Soils D Marine/Estuarine
D Topography D Air
SfVegetation D Demography
D Climate/Weather D Health Effects
E^Land Use/Land Cover D Regulated Entities
D Living Resources Q Other
Comments: Information includes several attributes including land use, timber volume
classes, general forest type categories, and other vegetation.
Geographic Coverage:
sf u.s.
D Region
n State
d County
E Locality
D Other
Comments:
Resurveyed every 12 years. Most of U.S.
(except Alaska) has been surveyed at least
once.
Spatial Data Type:
D Point
D Line
ET Grid -Grid sampling
D Polygon
E Other
Comments: Plots across U.S. located by
UTM coordinates.
Scale:

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Availability:
D  Digital Spatial
H' Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
n  Maps
  Hardcopy Reports
D  Other
   Comments: Data is kept in one of seven
             Units. Contact Unit for data.
Status:
E Under Development
Sr Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware: Varies by Unit
Software: VanesbyUniL
General Comments:
Data is collected by seven different Units. While data is not centralized, it is homogeneous across
Units.

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                           34
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Database Name: National Forest Systems
Responsible Agency/Office: USDA, Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis
Contact Person: GydeLund
Phone: (202) 475-3747
ArMrocc* USDA, Forest Service
Address. p 0 BQX 241?
Washington, DC 20013
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Time Period Covered: Variable by forest
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology G^ Surface Water
HfGeology Q Groundwater
H^Soils D Marine/Estuarine
D Topography D Air
SfVegetation D Demography
D Climate/Weather D Health Effects
Q Land Use/Land Cover D Regulated Entities
G/Living Resources D Other
Comments: Inventories for each forest can include range, timber, soils, geology, natural
water occurences (quantity and quality), wetlands, flood plains, plant life,
fish and wildlife.
Geographic Coverage:
& U.S.
Q Region
O State
E County
E Locality
O Other
Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
D Point
Q Line
n^ Grid -Grid sampling
ET Polygon
d Other
Comments:
Scale: Variable by forest

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Availability:

D Digital Spatial
O Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
5^ Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Data must be obtained from
              Regions.
Status:

n Under Development
Er Operational
D Other
   Comments: Digitization of maps is just
             beginning and varies by
             Region.
Hardware: Varies by Region.
Software: Varies by Region.
General Comments:

Each National Forest has been mapped, many by aerial photography. There is no uniformity in the
data; scale and attributes considered will vary among forests.

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                            35
GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES

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Database Name: National Land Resource Area Geographic Data Base (NATSGO)
Responsible Agency/Office: SCS, National
Cartographic Center
Contact Person: Arnold Molina
A /i/irocc* National Cartographic Center
Address. POBox6567
Fort Worth, TX 76115

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Phone: (817) 334-5212


Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology
D Geology
QT Soils
d Topography
D Vegetation
D Climate/Weather
D Land Use/Land Cover
D Living Resources
Comments:
Geographic Coverage:
0 U.S.
D Region
G State
D County
G Locality
Q Other
Comments:
D Surface Water
D Groundwater
D Marine/Estuarine
D Air
D Demography
D Health Effects
D Regulated Entities
D Other
Spatial Data Type:
D Point
D Line
D Grid
H" Polygon
d Other
Comments:
Scale: 1:7,500,000

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Availability:
H" Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
0 Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Data available in DLG format
              on 9-track tape.
                                        Status:
                                        C3 Under Development
                                        D1 Operational
                                        D Other
                                           Comments:
Hardware:  Not applicable
Software:   Not applicable
General Comments:

NATSGO is used for national and regional resource planning and monitoring, and for producing
Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) and Land Resource Region (LRR) maps. Data sources
include detailed soil maps and the SCS 1982 National Resource Inventory.

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
Database Name: National Resources Inventory
Responsible Agency/Office: USDA, Soil Conservation Service
Contact Person:  Keith Schmude
            Phone: (202) 442-5424
Address: Soil Conservation Service
        P.O. Box 2890, Washington DC 20013
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Tune Period Covered: 1982
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    Spoils
    D Topography
    Sfyegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    GrLand Use/Land Cover
    D Living Resources
     O Surface Water
     O Groundwater
     D Marine/Estuarine
     D Air
     D Demography
     D Health Effects
     D Regulated Entities
     Q Other
      Comments: Includes land cover, land use, soil type, cropping practice, treatment
                practices, erosion data, and other vegetation information.
Geographic Coverage:
D  Region
D  State
Q  County
D  Locality
D  Other
   Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
Ef Point
D Line
D Grid
Er Polygon
d Other
  Comments:
                                   Scale: By county

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Availability:
   Digital Spatial
   Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:

Ken Adler of OP A has a tape of the data base.
Status:
O Under Development
Gr Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware: Not applicable.
Software: Not applicable.
General Comments:
Data base centered around National Survey targeting primary sampling units (PSUs) that are
statistically selected to provide National trend data. Variable data fields include ownership, degree
of erosion, irrigation practice, land cover/use, conservation practices, and treatment needs.
Additional information includes vegetation classification (with separate wetlands information).

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                           37
GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
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Database Name: Soil Survey Geographic Data Base (SSURGO)
Responsible Agency/Office: SCS, National Cartographic Center
Contact Person: Arnold Molina
Address* National Cartographic Center
P.O. Box 6567
Fort Worth, TX 76115



Phone: (817)334-5212

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Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
Q Hydrology
D Geology
0 Soils
D Topography
D Vegetation
D Climate/Weather
D Land Use/Land Cover
D Living Resources
Comments:
Geographic Coverage:
B U.S.
D Region
O State
E County
d Locality
D Other
Comments: Not all counties are
complete.



D Surface Water
D Groundwater
D Marine/Estuarine
D Air

D Demography
D Health Effects
O Regulated Entities
D Other


Spatial Data Type:
D Point
Of Line
H'Grid
D Polygon
d Other




Comments:




Scate: 1:15,840 to 1:31,680

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Availability:
0 Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
tf Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:  Data available in DLG
               format on 9-track tape.
Status:
E Under Development
EP Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:   Not applicable
Software:   Notapplicable
General Comments:
SSURGO is used primarily for farm/ranch conservation planning, and water resource planning
and management for local government The data sources are digitized soil survey maps and
digitized aerial photographs.

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           GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
  Database Name: USDA Soil Survey Maps
  Responsible Agency/Office:  USDA, Soil Conservation Service
  Contact Person:  Ed Chapman
            Phone: (202)447-5411
  Address: Cartography and Geographic Information Systems Division
          Soil Conservation Service USDA
 	P.O. Box 2890. Washington, DC 20013	

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  Time Period Covered:  Variable
  Subject Coverage:
      D Hydrology
      D Geology
      I^Soils
      D Topography
      D Vegetation
      D Climate/Weather
      D Land Use/Land Cover
      D Living Resources
        Comments: Soil Survey Mapping.
     D  Surface Water
     D  Groundwater
     D  Marine/Estuarine
     D  Air
     D  Demography
     D  Health Effects
     O  Regulated Entities
     D  Other
  Geographic Coverage:
  D Region
  D State
  D County
  E Locality
  D Other
    Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
D Point
D Line
HfGrid
Hf Polygon
a Other
  Comments: Variable
                                     Scale: 10 to 40 acres

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Availability:
Sf Digital Spatial
C3 Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
Si Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
n Other
   Comments: Only parts of the U.S. are
              Digitized
Status:
n Under Development
^ Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:
Software:
General Comments:
Soil survey data is entered into a computer system by both grid and polygon methods. This makes
available, for select regions of the county, detailed soil classification information. This data is then
used to provide interpretive analysis such as maps of flooding characteristics, depth to bedrock,
limitations for sanitary landfills, etc.

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                            39
GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES


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Database Name: State General Soil Geographic Data Base (STATSGO)
Responsible Agency/Office: SCS, National Cartographic Center
Contact Person: Arnold Molina
Address* National Cartographic Center
P.O. Box 6567
Fort Worth, TX 76115
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Phone: (817)334-5212


Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology
D Geology
E? Soils
D Topography
D Vegetation
d Climate/Weather
D Land Use/Land Cover
O Living Resources
Comments:
Geographic Coverage:
DTU.S.
D Region
O State
O County
D Locality
n Other
Comments: Completion of all states
by 1989.
Q Surface Water
J Groundwater
D Marine/Estuarine
D Air
D Demography
D Health Effects
D Regulated Entities
D Other
Spatial Data Type:
O Point
D Line
O Grid
^ Polygon
d Other
Comments:
Scale: 1:250,000

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Availability:
Ef Digital Spatial
O Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
& Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
O Other
   Comments: Data available in DLG
              format on 9-track tape.
Status:
D  Under Development
ET Operational
D  Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  Not applicable
Software:  Notappucabi
General Comments:
STATSGO is used primarily for state and regional planning and management Data sources
include digitized detailed soil survey maps, and compilation of topographic, geologic, vegetation
and climate data with LANDSAT data.

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
                          40





Database Name: 1980 Census Data
Responsible Agency/Office: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Contact Person: Lany Carbaugh
A ft/trace* Data Users Sendees Division, U.S.
Address. Bureau of the Census
Washington, DC 20233

Phone: (301)763-1580
Department of Commerce


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Time Period Covered: 1980 Census year/1990 projected
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology
D Geology
D Soils
D Topography
D Vegetation
D Climate/Weather
O Land Use/Land Cover
O Living Resources
Comments: Social, economic data.
Geographic Coverage:
I^U.S.
D Region
D State
E County
O Locality
D Other
Comments:
D Surface Water
D Groundwater
D Marine/Estuarine
n Air
GT Demography
D Health Effects
O Regulated Entities
D Other
Spatial Data Type:
Bf Point
O Line
O Grid -Grid sampling
 Polygon
d Other
Comments:
Scale: Census Tract

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Availabffity:
H' Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
n Maps
 Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Microfiche, tape, and
               diskettes.
Status:
E Under Development
Er Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:
Software:
General Comments:
The Census-surveys and estimation programs are conducted by the Bureau of the Census.
These activities provide aggregated social, economic, and demographic data for the entire U.S.
The data is useful to characterize regional, state, and local conditions related to the census
information. Between census years, special surveys (e.g., agriculture, irrigation) are also conducted.

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
                                                                     41
Database Name: Agriculture Census Data
Responsible Agency/Office: Census Bureau, Data Users Services Division
Contact Person: Rich Storm
             Phone: (301) 763-5538
Address: Bureau of the Census
        Customer Services, Washington, DC 20233
Time Period Covered:  1978,1982, and 1987 (every 5 years)
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    DTopography
    a Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    Gf Land Use/Land Cover
    GfLiving Resources
     D Surface Water
     O Groundwater
     Q Marine/Estuarine
     D Air
     D Demography
     a Health Effects
     O Regulated Entities
     D Other
      Comments: Farm holdings, land use, crop harvest, livestock, and poultry.
Geographic Coverage:
H'U.S.
D Region
O State
d County
E Locality
D Other
   Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
Ef Point
D Line
d Grid-Grid sampling
E Polygon
d Other
  Comments: Aggregated data available at
            the county level.
                                         area
                                                statistics available for reporting

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
& Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
 Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Computer tape/Floppy disks
Status:
E Under Development
 Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:
Software:
General Comments:
The Bureau of Census conducts a specialized agricultural census every 5 years. The objective
of this effort is to acquire information, aggregated at the county level, on farm production, types
of crops, land use and other farm characteristics. Such data is useful when desiring to
characterize agricultural practices and inputs such as pesticide and fertilizers.

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                           42
GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES



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Database Name: County Business Patterns
Responsible Agency/Office: Bureau of the Census, Data Users Services Division
Contact Person: Paul Zeisset
Address* Bureau of the Census
Data Users Services Division
Washington, DC 20233
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Phone: (301)763-1792
(301)763-4100


Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology D Surface Water
D Geology O Groundwater
D Soils D Marine/Estuarine
E Topography D Air
D Vegetation H* Demography
D Climate/Weather D Health Effects
D Land Use/Land Cover D Regulated Entities
O Living Resources (7 Other
Comments: Survey of business establishments for counties and large cities.
Geographic Coverage:
B? U.S.
D Region
O State
d County
n Locality
Q Other
Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
B' Point
D Line
D Grid
D Polygon
D Other
Comments:
Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
BT Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
" Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Available on tape, diskette
              and on-line access through
              Dialog.
Status:
d Under Development
Of Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  Not applicable
Software:  Not applicable
General Comments:
Survey data provides annual information on business type, number of employees, SIC codes,
etc., for counties and large cities.

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                                                                     43
         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
Database Name:  Economic Census Files
Responsible Agency/Office: Bureau of the Census, Economic Census Staff
Contact Person:  paulZeisset
                                     Phone- (301)763-1792
                                     rmrae. (301)763^100
Address:
Bureau of the Census
Economic Census Staff
Washington, DC 20233
Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
    O Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    D Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    O Land Use/Land Cover
                              D Surface Water
                              D Groundwater
                              D Marine/Estuarine
                              D Air
                              0 Demography
                              D Health Effects
                              Q Regulated Entities
    D Living Resources                    QtT Other
      Comments:  Economic census data including number of employees, type of business,
                 SIC codes, etc. for specialized business categories.
Geographic Coverage:
tf U.S.
D Region
O State
E County
E Locality
D Other
Comments:

Spatial Data Type:
ET Point
Q Line
D Grid
C3 Polygon
O Other
Comments:
.
Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
Ef Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
D Maps
D' Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: 1982 census data available
              on magnetic tape. .
Status:
n Under Development
tf Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  Not applicable
Software:  Not applicable
General Comments:
Economic census surveys are specialized by business type (e.g., retail trade, manufacturers,
service industries).

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
Database Name:  GBF/DIME
Responsible Agency/Office: H;S'ph^eJJ^Commerce'Bureau of ** Census
Geography Division
Contact Person:  FredBroome
                       Phone: (301)763-3973
AHHrocc*  U.S. Bureau of the Census
AQQrcaa*  /-.  	 .  -  
         Geography Division
         Washington, DC 20233
Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    D Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    D Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
                 D Surface Water
                 D Groundwater
                 D Marine/Estuarine
                 D Air
                 Sf Demography
                 D Health Effects
                 n Regulated Entities
                 ST Other
      Comments: Information includes political and census boundaries, streets and
                place names.
Geographic Coverage:
0 U.S.
D Region
D State
O County
d Locality
D Other
Comments: By urban metropolitan
statistical area (MSA).
Spatial Data Type:
& Point
07 Line
D Grid
BT Polygon
D Other
Comments:
Scale: 1:24,000

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Availability:
Kf Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:  Data available as 1600 bpi
               tapes.
Status:
n Under Development
ST Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:   Not applicable
Software:    Not applicable
General Comments:
The GBF/DIME files contain digitized street address data useful for mapping and obtaining lat/long
coordinates from street addresses. Value-added versions are available for ETAK or Geographic
Data Technology.

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
                                                                    45
Database Name:  Geodetic Control Information
Responsible Agency/Office:
Contact Person:  William Bishop
                                      Phone: (301)443-8775
Address:
NGS
National Geodetic Information Branch
Rockvffle, MD 20852
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Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    Of Topography
    D Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    O Land Use/Land Cover
    D Living Resources
                               D Surface Water
                               Q Groundwater
                               O Marine/Estuarine
                               D Air
                               O Demography
                               Q Health Effects
                               O Regulated Entities
                               ET Other
      Comments: Latitude and longitude provided along with elevations.
 Geographic Coverage:
 ET U.S.
 O Region
 a State
 E County
 E Locality
 D Other
   Comments:
                          Spatial Data Type:
                          B Point
                          O Line
                          D Grid
                          E Polygon
                          a Other
                            Comments:
                                  Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:
O Digital Spatial
BT Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
^ Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Data available as ASCII
              tape.
Status:
E Under Development
Gf Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:    Not applicable
Software:   Not applicable
General Comments:
The data base provides geographic control points with latitude, longitude and elevation values.
Horizontal, vertical and gravimetric data is referenced using latitudes and longitudes.

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
                          46


1

Database Name: National Climate Data Center (NCDC)
Responsible Agency/Office: NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information
Contact Person: User Services
Phone: (704) 259-0682
Address: NCDC, Federal Building, Asheville, NC 28801-2696

 V

Time Period Covered: Variable, depending on data set
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology D Surface Water
D Geology D Groundwater
Q Soils D Marine/Estuarine
D Topography D Air
D Vegetation D Demography
Bf Climate/Weather D Health Effects
O Land Use/Land Cover D Regulated Entities
O Living Resources O Other
Comments: Temperature, precipitation, wind, solar radiation, and extensive satellite
data.
Geographic Coverage:
H'U.S.
D Region
G State
E County
E Locality
D Other
Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
Ef Point
D Line
D Grid
 Polygon
E Other
Comments: Variable
Scale: Variable

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Availability:
H' Digital Spatial
Sf Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
^ Maps
Sr Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Magnetic tape, microforms, diskettes and
reports.
Status:
E Under Development
BT Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware: Tapes generated on a Sperry/Univac 1100
Software:
General Comments:

NCDC is the collection center, and custodian of all U.S. weather records.  Data is archived from
NOAA's National Weather Service, the weather services of the Air Force and Navy, FAA, Coast
Guard, as well as cloud photography and other environmental satellite data. Editing and review
of original data results in summary information such as state climatological data, local climatological
data (280 observation stations) storm data, and hourly precipitation data. Such data can augment
local water resource and land use data by providing insight into significant climate events
contributing to groundwater pollution.

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                          47
GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
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Database Name: National Coastal Pollutant Discharge Inventory (NCPDI)
r !. A if\ff NO AA, Office of Oceanography and Marine Assessment,
Responsible Agency/Office: o^ Assessments Division
Contact Person: Andrew Robertson
Phone: (301) 443-8933
A H/lrtx!c< Ocean Assessments Division, NOAA/NOS
Address. 11400Rockvillepikc
RockviUe,MD 20852
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'^^^^^^^^^^S^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^i^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^f^^-^^^ ^' ''
Time Period Covered: 1980-85
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology D Surface Water
D Geology ."3 Groundwater
D Soils  Sf Marine/Estuarine
D Topography D Air
n Vegetation D Demography
D Climate/Weather D Health Effects
D Land Use/Land Cover D Regulated Entities
D Living Resources D Other
Comments: See general comments for pollutants and source categories.
Geographic Coverage:
n u.s.
GK Region
D State
D County
D Locality
D Other
Comments:
Regions covered are East Coast, West Coast,
and Gulf of Mexico.
Spatial Data Type:
Gf Point
O Line
d Grid -Grid sampling
d Polygon
n Other
Comments:
e__l-. Variable depending on pollutant source
acaie* e.g. USGS cataloe units

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Availability:
n Digital Spatial
Gf Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
Hr Maps
D Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Status:
n Under Development
w Operational
D Other
   Comments: 
Hardware:
Software:
General Comments:
A national assessment of pollutant discharges entering the estuarine, coastal, and oceanic water of
the contiguous USA. Pollutant discharge estimates are made for 9 source categories: (1) point
sources, (2) urban storm runoff, (3) nonurban nonpoint runoff, (4) river-borne pollutants entering
coastal areas, (5) oil and gas operations, (6) dredging operations, (7) marine transportation oper-
ations, (8) accidental spills, and (9) irrigation return flow. Nine types of pollutants are included in the
NCPDI: oxygen-demanding materials, paniculate matter, nutrients, heavy metals, pretroleum
hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, pathogens, sludges, and wastewater.

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          GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
                                                                   48

 Database Name: National Coastal Wetlands Data Base
 r      -i-i  *     /r\cr   NOAA, Office of Oceanography and Marine Assessment,
 Responsible Agency/Office: Q Assessments Division
 Contact Person:  Andrew Robertson
                                         Phone: (301) 443-8933
         Ocean Assessments Division, NOAA/NOS
         114OORockviUepike
         RockviUe, MD 20852
 Time Period Covered:
 Subject Coverage:
     D Hydrology
     D Geology
     D Soils
     D Topography
     D Vegetation
     D Climate/Weather
     O Land Use/Land Cover
     D Living Resources
       ^fm
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Comments: Wetland habitat type (15 types are recorded)
                                  D Surface Water
                                  Q Groundwater
                                  H^ Marine/Estuarine
                                  D Air
                                  O Demography
                                  D Health Effects
                                  O Regulated Entities
                                  D Other
 Geographic Coverage:
 D Region
 D State
 n County
 d Locality
 D Other
   Comments:
Coastal Wetlands (excluding the Great Lakes)
for the contiguous USA.
                             Spatial Data Type:
                             D Point
                             D Line
                             CSr Grid -Grid sampling
                             d Polygon
                             d Other
                                Comments:
                             Scale: 1:24,000

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
Br Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
  Status:
  a Under Development
  E Operational
  D Other
    Comments:

A Complete database is expected by fall 1988.
Hardware:
Software:
General Comments:

Development of this data base is a part of the National Ocean Service's Program of strategic
assessments of the Nation's coastal and oceanic region and the National Marine Fisheries
Service's national program to determine the status and trends of coastal fisheries habitat. A
grid sampling project is being conducted to develop consistently derived coastal Wetland
information from approximately 3,000 US FWS National Wetland Inventory maps. This
data base is to be integrated into NOAA's National Estuarine Inventory.

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Database Name: National Environmental Data Referral Service (NEDRES)
Responsible Agency/Office: U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, NESDIS
Contact Person: Mona Smith
                                             Phone: (202) 634-7722
Address* U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA,
      * NESDIS/NEDRES, Washington, DC 20233


Time Period Covered:  Variable depending on data set
Subject Coverage:
    ^Hydrology
    SfGeology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    n Vegetation
    H'Climate/Weather
    n Land Use/Land Cover
    D Living Resources
      Comments:
                                       D Surface Water
                                       D Groundwater
                                       D Marine/Estuarine
                                       D Air
                                       D Demography
                                       D Health Effects
                                       D Regulated Entities
                                       D Other
Geographic Coverage:
D Region
D State
d County
E Locality
D Other
  Comments:
                                  Spatial Data Type:
                                  D Point
                                  D Line
                                  D Grid
                                  n Polygon
                                  Brother
                                    Comments: Variable
                                  Scale: Variable

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 Availability:
 D Digital Spatial
 a Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
 n Maps
  Hardcopy Reports
 D Other
    Comments:

Nominal user fee and time sharing charges. The
database is accessed throug local networks (e.g.,
Telenet, Tymnet, Uninet).
Status:
D Under Development
ST Operational
D Other
   Comments:
 Hardware:
 Software:
 General Comments:

 NEDRES, developed in 1980, is a publicly available service which identifies the existence, location,
 characteristics, and availability conditions of numerous data sets. Data can be described via
 measured or derived parameters, geographic areas, time spans, institution, etc. The data base is a
 computer-searchable catalog and index of environmental data, containing descriptions of
 environmental data files, published data sources, data file documentation references, and
 organizations.

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Database Name:  National Estuarine Inventory Atlas (NET)
T>      M-i  A     /s\tv   NOAA, Office of Oceanography and Marine Assessments
Responsible Agency/Office: Ocean Assessments Division
Contact Person: Andrew Robertson
             Phone: (301) 443-8933
Address:  Ocean Assessments Division, NOAA/NOS
         11400 Rockvffle Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Time Period Covered: 1985 and 1987
Subject Coverage:
    ^Hydrology
    D Geology
    O Soils
    n Topography
    D Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    a Land Use/Land Cover
    D Living Resources
     D Surface Water
     D Groundwater
    . G^ Marine/Estuarine
     D Air
     O Demography
     n Health Effects
     O Regulated Entities
     D Other
      Comments: Data elements include (1) the dimensions and boundaries of estuarine waters
                 and drainage areas, (2) freshwater inflow rates, (3) tidal parameters, (4) strat-
                 ification classification, (5) surface area of salinity regimes, and (6) land use.
Geographic Coverage:
n  u.s.
D  Region
a  State
E  County
E  Locality
Sf Other
   Comments: 92 estuarines are identified
             along each of the three major
             coastal areas of the contiguous
             USA.
Spatial Data Type:
D  Point
D  Line
D  Grid
Sr Polygon
d  Other
   Comments:
Scale: Variable: from 1:500,000 to 1:2,750,000

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
Sr Maps
n Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Status:
n Under Development
Er Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  Not applicable
Software: Not applicable
General Comments:

92 estuaries are identified, accounting for approximately 32,000 square miles of estuarine surface
water. They account for approximately 90% of the estuarine surface water and freshwater inflow
along the three major coastal areas of the contiguous USA. Volume I (1985) contains information
on physical and hydrological characteristics for each estuary; Volume n (1987) presents land use
information for each of the 92 estuaries for 7 categories and 24 subcategories of land use.

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 Database Name: National Status and Trends Program (NS&T)
 T      0.1  A      met?   NOAA, Office of Oceanography and Marine Assessment,
 Responsible Agency/Office: ajean Assessments Division
 Contact Person:  Andrew Robertson
             Phone: (301) 443-8933
        * Ocean Assessments Division, NOAA/NOS
        . 1MOORockvinePae
         Rockvffle, MD 20852
 Time Period Covered* Mussel Watch Project: 1966 to present Benthic Surveillance Project:
                         to present*	
 Subject Coverage:
     D Hydrology
     D Geology
     D Soils
     D Topography
     n Vegetation
     D Climate/Weather
     D Land Use/Land Cover
     O Living Resources
      D Surface Water
      D Groundwater
      Hf* Marine/Estuarine
      D Air
      D Demography
      D Health Effects
      O Regulated Entities
      Gf* Other
       Comments: Benthic Surveillance Project: toxic chemicals in surface sediments and
                  bottomfish. Mussel Watch Project: toxic chemicals in sediments and
                  bivalve molluscs.
 Geographic Coverage:
 a u.s.
 D Region
 D State
 E County
 n Locality
 BTOther
   Comments:
Benthic surveillance Project: 52 sites nationwide;
Mussel Watch Project: 150 sites nationwide.
Spatial Data Type:
& Point
D  Line
D  Grid-Grid sampling
n  Polygon
d  Other
   Comments:
Scale:  Not applicable

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Availability:
n Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
 Hardcopy Reports
O Other
   Comments:
Status:
n Under Development
Er Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:
Software:
General Comments:

Quantifies the existing status and the long-term, temporal and spatial trends of key contaminant
concentrations and biological indicators of effects in the nation's coastal and estuarine environ-
ments. Consists of two field sampling and analysis components: the Benthic Surveillance Project
and the Mussel Watch Project Each sample is analyzed to determine levels of synthetic chlorinated
compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's), polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's),
and toxic tract elements.

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Database Name: Strategic Assessment Data Adases
o -LI A mxr NOAA, Office of Oceanography and Marine Assessments,
Responsible Agency/Office: Ocean Assessments Division
Contact Person: Andrew Robertson
Phone: (301) 443-8933
Address: Ocean Assessments Division, NOAA/NOS
1 1400 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
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Time Period Covered: Variable depending on atlas (see general comments)
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology Q Surface Water
EfGeology 7. Groundwater
D Soils \*f Marine/Estuarine
D Topography Q Air
SfVegetation D Demography
D Climate/Weaer D Health Effects
D Land Use/Land Cover D Regukted Entities
S^Living Resources Of Other
Comments: Physical environments, biotic environments, living marine resources,
economic activities, environmental quality, and jurisdiction.
Geographic Coverage:
n u.s.
Hf Region
D State
d County
d Locality
D Other
Comments: For regions covered, see
general comments.
Spatial Data Type:
D Point
D Line
D Grid
Er Polygon
d Other
Comments:
Scale: 1:4,000,000

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
Er Maps
D Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Status:
1^ Under Development
Er Operational
D Other
   Comments: For status, see general
              comments.
Hardware:  Not applicable
Software:  Not applicable
General Comments:
NOAA atlases synthesize the best available information on important characteristics of selected,
major regions for use in identifying and resolving oceanic resource use conflicts. There are four
data atlases, two of which have been published already: Eastern United States Coastal and Oceanic
Zone Data Adas (1980), Gulf of Mexico Strategic Assessment Data Atlas (1986), Bering, Chukchi,
and Beaufort Seas Strategic Assessment Data Atlas (1987), and West Coast and Gulf of Alaska
Strategic Assessment Data Atlas (1988).

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
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Database Name: National Energy Information Center (NEIQ
Responsible Agency/Office: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
Contact Person: Mary Ellen Colby
Phone: (202)586-1174
Address: National Energy Information Center
Energy Information Administration, Forrestal Building
Washington, DC 20585
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Time Period Covered: Variable depending on data set
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology D Surface Water
D Geology D Groundwater
n Soils D Marine/Estuarine
D Topography D Air
D Vegetation d Demography
D Climate/Weather D Health Effects
HI Land Use/Land Cover D Regulated Entities
O Living Resources H' Other
Comments: Location and production data for petroleum, natural gas, coal, nuclear power,
and electric power.
Geographic Coverage:
Hf'U.S.
D Region
D State
n County
O Locality
D Other
Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
Sf Point
fif Line
D Grid
= Polygon .
D Other
Comments: Variable, depending on data
set
Scale: Variable, depending on data set.

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Availability:
G Digital Spatial
   Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
   Maps
   Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Status:
E Under Development
 Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware: variable
Software:  Variable
General Comments:
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is responsible for collecting and publishing
statistical data on energy production, consumption, prices and resources.  Geographic data may
be obtained through a special arrangement with NEIC or the relevant program office within the
EIA.

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Database Name: Automated Land and Mineral Record System (ALMRS)
Responsible Agency/Office: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Contact Person: Brian Bernard
Phone: (303)236-6507
A sirinxrc* Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Address. ALMRS.GK project Office (D-150), Bldg. 50, Denver Federal Center
P.O. Box 25047, Denver, CO 80225-0047

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Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology D Surface Water
D Geology D Groundwater
D Soils D Marine/Estuarine
D Topography D Air
D Vegetation D Demography
D Climate/Weather D Health Effects
BTLand Use/Land Cover D Regulated Entities
Er Living Resources sf Other
Comments: Data on public lands including land description, ownership, status/use, and
resources.
Geographic Coverage:
a'u.s.
D Region
D State
E County
E Locality
D Other
Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
D Point
D Line
D Grid
BT Polygon
d Other
Comments:
Scale: To be determined

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Availability:
Sf Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
n Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Status:
5f Under Development
E Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  To be determined
Software:  To be determined
General Comments:
ALMRS is still in the development stages. It will be a decentralized system with many data sets
stored in the 220 BLM offices, however, much of the data will be accessible via the system. The
data is currently accessible in analogue format in the local offices.

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Database Name: National Parks Data
Responsible Agency/Office: DOI, National Park Service
Contact Person: Harvey Fleet
                                                Phone: (303) 236-8773
       . National Park Service/RMR&DSC
        655 pufet Street; p Q
        Denver, CO 80225-0287

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Time Period Covered: Project started in 1978 and is on going.
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    SfGeology
    S^Soils
    [^Topography
    a Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    S^Land Use/Land Cover
    B^Living Resources
      Comments: Information collected varies greatly among parks. Can include vegetation,
               resources, soils, elevation, geology, transportation, cultures, wildlife,
               land use.
                                         D Surface Water
                                         Q Groundwater
                                         D Marine/Estuarine
                                         D Air
                                         D Demography
                                         D Health Effects
                                         O Regulated Entities
                                            Other
Geographic Coverage:
n u.s.
D Region
G State
E County
C3 Locality
Ef Other-National Parks
Comments:
Only 3 dozen of the approximately 300 parks
have been included in the database.
Spatial Data Type:
D Point
D Line
gGrid
B" Polygon
d Other
Comments:
Approximately 2/3 of the parks are
format
in polygon
Scale: Varies by park

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 Availability:
 & Digital Spatial
 D  Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
 S' Maps
 E  Hardcopy Reports
 D  Other
    Comments:
Data can be provided cm tape or through direct
access to the system (by special arrangement
only)
Status:
E Under Development
Br Operational
D Other
   Comments: Some paries are still in the
              development stage.
 Hardware: Several types of hardware equipment are used. Can vary by park.
 Software: SAGIS, ELAS, GRASS
 General Comments:
 Each National Park decides whether to proceed with a CIS project.

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Database Name: Annual Observation Well File (AOWF)
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, Water Resources Division
Contact Person: James Hudson
Phone: (505)766-2011
Address* USGS, Water Resources Division
Box 26659, Alburquerque, NM 87125


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Time Period Covered: 1940 to present
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology
D Geology
D Soils
D Topography
C3 Vegetation
D ClimateAVeather
D Land Use/Land Cover
D Living Resources
Comments: Groundwater observation,
Geographic Coverage:
n u.s.
n Region
t^State -New Mexico
D County
D Locality
D Other
Comments:
D Surface Water
Hf Groundwater
D Marine/Estuarine
D Air
D Demography
D Health Effects
D Regulated Entities
D Other
well water level measurements.
Spatial Data Type:
Ef Point
D Line
a Grid
d Polygon
n Other
Comments:
Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
D Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Accessible via WATSTORE
Status:
n Under Development
a Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware: Not applicable
Software: Not applicable
General Comments:
Historical file of groundwater level measurement and producing formations for all declared
groundwater basins in New Mexico.

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Database Name: Daily Values File
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, Water Resources Division
Contact Person: Heil StuttHmann
Phone: (703)860-6871
Address* USGS, Water Resources Division
437 National Center, Reston, VA 22092
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Time Period Covered: 1899 to present
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology Q' Surface Water
D Geology 7! Groundwater
D Soils O Marine/Estuarine
d Topography D Air
D Vegetation D Demography
D Climate/Weather D Health Effects
n Land Use/Land Cover D Regulated Entities
Ci Living Resources D Other
Comments: Water quality, water quantity. File contains daily values for stream flow,
reservoir levels, water temperature, sediment discharge.
Geographic Coverage:
Ef U.S.
n Region
D State
D County
d Locality
D Other
Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
rf Point
O Line
d Grid
d Polygon
d Other
Comments: lat/long
Scale:

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
Sf Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
d Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Can be accessed via
              WATSTORE.
Status:
D  Under Development
GST Operational
D  Other
   Comments:
Hardware: AMDW
Software: PL/I
General Comments:
The Daily Values File is the point at which the USGS collects water data. The file contains quality
parameters that are either measured by means of monitoring equipment or result from analyses of
samples collected on a daily basis.

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Database Name: Earth Science Information System
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS
Contact Person:  TomCiciarelli
                                              Phone: <703) 648-7133
                                                    FTS 959-7133
Address: USGS, Man Stop 804
        Reston, VA. 22092
Time Period Covered: Variable, depending on data set
Subject Coverage:
    CS^Hydrology
    SfGeology
    D Soils
    O Topography
    d Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    D Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
      Comments!  Numerous earth science databases.
                                       & Surface Water
                                       Hf Groundwater
                                       D Marine/Estuarine
                                       D Air
                                       O Demography
                                       D Health Effects
                                       O Regulated Entities
                                       B^Other
Geographic Coverage:
Ef'U.S.
D Region
D State
D County
n Locality
D Other
  Comments:
                                  Spatial Data Type:
                                  D Point
                                  D Line
                                  D Grid
                                  d Polygon
                                  d Other
                                     Comments: Not applicable
                                   Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
& Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
D Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Access through data administrator, USGS
Status:
E Under Development
Sr Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware: AMD
Software:  PL/I, Model 204
General Comments:
ESIS is an interactive storage and retrieval computer system for browsing, querying, searching,
and analysis. The system is a comprehensive data management facility designed to support the
coordination, integration, and standardization of data within USGS. ESIS maintains a central
and uniform repository of detailed information about earth science data bases. The system is
menu driven with prompt and help statements.

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Database Name: Geographic Information Retrieval and Analysis System (GIRAS)
Responsible Agency/Office:  U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Division
Contact Person: Eric Anderson
Phone-
rmme*
                                                           860-6251
                                                       (FTS) 928-6251
                                      Division
A Horace* U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Divisi
Address. 521 National Center> Reston> VA 22092
Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
    H^Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    n Topography
    n Vegetation
    a Climate/Weather
    H^Land Use/Land Cover
    D Living Resources                     _ 	
      Comments: Other data include political units, Federal land ownership, census county
                subdivisions, state land ownership.
                                         D Surface Water
                                         D Grouridwater
                                         D Marine/Estuarine
                                         D Air
                                         D Demography
                                         O Health Effects
                                            Regulated Entities
Geographic Coverage:
s'u.s.
D Region
D State
d County
E Locality
D Other
Comments:

Spatial Data Type:
D Point
D Line
O Grid
8T Polygon
E Other
Comments:

Scale: 1:250,000 and 1:100,000

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Availability:
   Digital Spatial
   Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
   Maps
   Hardcopy Reports
   Other
   Comments:
Status:
E Under Development
 Operational
D Other
   Comments:  Maps are still being
               digitized
Hardware: AMDV/T
Software:  Fortran, CALCOMP
General Comments:
GIRAS is designed to accept digitizer input, provide comprehensive editing facilities, produce
cartographic and statistical output, permit retrieval and analysis of data, and exercise data base
management tasks. The mapping system allows graphical and statistical land use and land cover
data to be related to other resource fields such as soils, geology, hydrology, and demography.

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
Database Name: Geographic Names Infonnation System (GNIS)
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, National Mapping Division
Contact Person:   Roger L. Payne
       Phone-  (703)860-6261
       rnone.      92g.6261
Address*  USGS, National Mapping Division
mrarcd.  ofgcg gf Geographic Research, Branch of Geographic Names
         523 National Center, Reston, VA 22092

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Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    D Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
D  Surface Water
D  Groundwater
D  Marine/Estuarine
D  Air
O  Demography
D  Health Effects
O  Regulated Entities
    D Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources                     ET Other
      Comments: Includes point location and names for all named entities (e.g., towns,
                topographic features, schools and military installations).
Geographic Coverage:
H'U.S.
D Region
n State
E County
n Locality
D Other
Comments:

Spatial Data Type:
Bf Point
D Line
D Grid
d Polygon
ET Other
Comments:

Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:
O Digital Spatial
ET Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
^ Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Data available as 1600 bpi
               9-track tape.
Status:
O Under Development
GP Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  Not applicable
Software: Not applicable
General Comments:

GNIS consists of five data bases:  National Geographic Names Database - state files containing
names compiled from topographic maps; USGS Topographic Map Names Database - files containing
topographic map names of the states; Generic Database - reference information on GNIS; National
Adas Database - abridged version of the National Geographic Names Database; and Board on
Geographic Names Database - information on the decisions of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names

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Database Name: Geological Information File (GI File)
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, Water Resources Division
Contact Person: DanGockel
Phone: (319)338-1173
Address: USGS, Water Resources Division
123 N. Capitol Street, Iowa City, la 52240


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Time Period Covered: 1975 to present
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology
Htteology
D Soils
C3 Topography
D Vegetation
D Climate/Weather
D Land Use/Land Cover
D Living Resources
Comments:
Geographic Coverage: S
D U.S. E
D Region C
Sf State -Iowa C
E County C
E Locality C
D Other
Comments:
J
D Surface Water
Ef Groundwater
D Marine/Estuarine
D Air
D Demography
D Health Effects
D Regulated Entities
D Other
Spatial Data Type:
f Point
1 Line
] Grid
3 Polygon
3 Other
Comments: lat/long
kale: Not applicable

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Availability:
Q Digital Spatial
& Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Limited interactive and batch.
Status:
n Under Development
Br Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware: Prime sso
Software: INFO
General Comments:
The geologic system contains information about a well or section that enables one to determine
its location and other identifying numbers, depth, land surface altitude, and any significant economic
rocks or minerals encountered with the well or exposed in the section.

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Database Name: High Plains Regional Aquifer System Analysis (AQUIFERS)
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, Water Resources Division
Contact Person:  Richard Luckey
            Phone: (303)234-6017
Address: Water Resources Division
        High Plains Regional Aquifer Study, Denver Federal Center, MS 412
        Denver, CO 80225	    	      	
                                                                 ss? *
Time Period Covered: 1978-1982
Subject Coverage:
    [^Hydrology
    SfGeology
    D Soils
    d Topography
    SfVegetation
    GfClimate/Weather
    D Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
      Comments:
     D Surface Water
     T Groundwater
     _ Marine/Estuarine
     D Air
     D Demography
     D Health Effects
     D Regulated Entities
     D Other
Geographic Coverage:
D U.S.
D Region
Er State-8
D County
E Locality
D Other
   Comments:
 Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado,
 Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and South
 Dakota.
Spatial Data Type:
D  Point
Q  Line
SfGrid
n  Polygon
E  Other
   Comments:
Scale:

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Availability:
G Digital Spatial
B' Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
G Maps
G Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:  Availability is limited.
Status:
Sf Under Development
E Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  AMDVT
Software:   System 2000, Fortran IV
General Comments:
Archive of interpretive hydrologic data for the High Plains Regional Aquifer System Analysis
Project This data base will help organize information collected over decades in eight states
and arrive at consistent interpretation of those data.

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Database Name: USGS Long Island Well Data Base
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, Water Resources Division
Contact Person: George Hawkins
Phone: (516)938-8830
Address* USGS, Water Resources Division
5 Aerial Way, Syosset, NY 1 1791
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Availability:
D  Digital Spatial
& Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
Q  Maps
n  Hardcopy Reports
D  Other
   Comments:
Status:
E  Under Development
Er  Operational
D  Other
   Comments:
Hardware: Prime 750
Software: MIDAS
General Comments:
Maintains information on wells in four counties on Long Island. The information includes
hydrogeologic aspects of the wells in addition to well location, construction type, and water
level.

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES

TWahaco Mam** National Digital Cartographic Data Base -
Lraiaua^e mame. Kgital Elevation Model (NDCDB/DEM)
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, National Mapping Division
Contact Person: Thomas Dempsey
Phone: <703) 860-6336
FTS 928-6336
Address* USGS, National Mapping Division
536 National Center
Reston, VA 22092

Time Period Covered: 1977 - Present
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology
D Geology
D Soils
BJ Topography
D Vegetation
D Climate/Weather
O Land Use/Land Cover
O Living Resources
Comments:
Geographic Coverage:
B U.S.
Q Region
D State
D County
d Locality
D Other
Comments: Selected regions are
complete.
D Surface Water
D Groundwater
D Marine/Estuarine
D Air
D Demography
D Health Effects
O Regulated Entities
D Other
Spatial Data Type:
D Point
Q Line
Iff Grid
E Polygon
C3 Other
Comments:
Scale: 1:24,000

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Availability:
Ef Digital Spatial
n Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
Ef Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments!  Data available as 9-track
               magnetic tape.
Status:
E Under Development
& Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:   Not applicable
Software:  Not applicable
General Comments:
The standard unit of coverage for DEM topographic data is the 7.5 minute USGS topographic
map. Data are collected from scanned aerial photographs and compilations from new topographic
maps, an ongoing process based on the mapping requirements of USGS and other agencies.

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KlljJ t |\J2l^J<* J {^)-^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ffi^^^i. %^^ j1^ \
^BS8^88^^8SJS^^S^^^!TO^wSgS^?'ajS^^^^^jjRWi^i^!s- "^ 
Tx*+nhn* xrm. National Digital Cartographic Data Base -
Database Name: Digital Line Graph Dam (NDCDB-DLGD)
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, National Mapping Division
Contact Person: Thomas Dempsey
Phone: (703)860-6336
Address: ^SGS, National Mapping Division
Eastern/NCIC
536 National Center, Reston, VA 22092
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Time Period Covered: 1979 - Present
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology D Surface Water
D Geology D Groundwater
D Soils O Marine/Estuarine
D Topography D Air
d Vegetation D Demography
D Climate/Weather D Health Effects
O Land Use/Land Cover D Regulated Entities
O Living Resources ET Other
Comments: Thematic categories include: boundaries; transportation;
hydrography; and U.S. Public Land Survey System.
Geographic Coverage:
0 U.S.
D Region
D State
Q County
C3 Locality
D Other
Comments: Selected regions are
complete.

Spatial Data Type:
D Point
Ef Line
D Grid
E Polygon
d Other
Comments:
Scale: Various

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Availability:
0 Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
ET Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:  Data available as 9-track
               magnetic tape.
Status:
E Under Development
ET Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:   Not applicable
Software:   Not applicable
General Comments:
The standard unit of coverage for DLG data is the 75 minute USGS topographic map. Data are
collected by digitizing USGS maps of various scales (1:24,000,1:48,000,1:62,500, and 1:100,000)
an ongoing process based on the mapping requirements of USGS and other agencies.

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
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TWaKaca iMama* National Digital Cartographic Data Base - DMA
uaiaoaseroune. 01^ Elevation Model (NDCDB-DMAD)
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, National Mapping Division
Contact Person: Thomas Dempsey
Phone- C703) 860-6336
"10ne' FTS 928-6336
Address* USGS, National Mapping Division
Eastern -NCIC
536 National Center, Reston, VA 22092

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Time Period Covered: 1965 - Present
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology
D Geology
D Soils
1ST Topography
D Vegetation
n Climate/Weather
D Land Use/Land Cover
D Living Resources
Comments:
Geographic Coverage:
Ef U.S.
D Region
D State
E County
d Locality
D Other
Comments: Regional coverage (90%
of U.S.).
Q Surface Water
D Groundwater
D Marine/Estuarine
D Air
b Demography
D Health Effects
O Regulated Entities
D Other
Spatial Data Type:
D Point
D Line
07 Grid
D Polygon
n Other
Comments:
Scale: 1:250,000

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Availability:
H" Digital Spatial
Q Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
d Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Data available as 1600 bpi
               9-track tape.
Status:
E Under Development
E" Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:   Not applicable
Software:  Not applicable
General Comments:
The source of data for the DMAD is the Defense Mapping Agency. Data were derived by gridding
digitized 1:250,000 maps. The standard coverage unit is a one-degree by one-degree block,
spaced every three arc seconds of latitude and longitude (for counterminous U.S.). Coverage
of Alaska varies between 6 and 9 arc seconds of longitude.

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                          67

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Database Name: National Digital Cartographic

Data Base - Land Use/Land Cover (NDCDB/GRAS
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, National Mapping Division
Contact Person: Thomas Dempsey
Phone: (703)860-6336
Address* USGS, National Mapping Division
* Eastern-NCIC, 536 National Center
Reston, VA 22092





Time Period Covered: 1972 to present
Subject Coverage:
B^Hydrology Q Surface Water
D Geology n Groundwater
D Soils 1J Marine/Estuarine
n Topography D Air
n Vegetation D Demography
D Climate/Weather D Health Effects
Hft-and Use/Land Cover O Regulated Entities
O Living Resources D Other
Comments: Digital cartography, mapping, topologic structure, land use, land cover,
census tracts, hydrologic units.
Geographic Coverage:
a'u.s.
D Region
D State
D County
E Locality
D Other
Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
D Point
D Line
IST Grid
Er Polygon
O Other
Comments:
Scale: 1:100,000 or 1:250,000

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Availability:
& Digital Spatial
O Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
   Maps
   Hardcopy Reports
   Other
   Comments: Availability is limited. Not
              Available on-line.
D
D
D
Status:
n Under Development
Er Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware: Not applicable
Software: Not applicable
General Comments:
U.S. coverage of land use and land cover data either topolpgically structured polygon or gridded
data format. Data are added on the basis of mapping requirements of the USGS, other Federal
agencies, and state cooperative agreements.

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Database Name: National Stream Quality Accounting Network (NASQAN)
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, Water Resources Division
Contact Person: James Schornick, Jr.
                                              Phone: (703)860-6834
Address* USGS, Water Resources Division
        412 National Center, Reston, VA 22092
Time Period Covered: 1972-1978
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    O Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    D Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
      Comments: Water quality data.
                                        Ef Surface Water
                                        D Groundwater
                                        Q Marine/Estuarine
                                        D Air
                                        D Demography
                                        D Health Effects
                                        D Regulated Entities
                                        D Other
Geographic Coverage:
s'u.s.
n  Region
O  State
E  County
E  Locality
D  Other
   Comments: From 445 stations in network.
                                   Spatial Data Type:
                                  ^ Point
                                  O Line
                                  D Grid
                                  E Polygon
                                  a Other
                                     Comments: lat/long
                                   Scale: Not applicable .

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
S' Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Status:
E Under Development
E Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware: AMDVT
Software: PL/I, system 2000
General Comments:
The NASQAN data base system contains all water quality data collected since 1972 for 445 stations
constituting the National Stream Quality Accounting Network. Data in the system include field
measurements, common constituents, and some pesticide and radiochcmical constituents.

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                          69

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Database Name: National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX)
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, Water Resources Division
Contact Person: Marybell Peters
Phone: (703)648-5663
Address: USGS, WGS-Mail Stop 421
Reston,VA 22092


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Time Period Covered: Variable depending on data file.
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology Ef Surface Water
D Geology Bf Groundwater
D Soils n Marine/Estuarine
n Topography D Air
D Vegetation D Demography
D Climate/Weather D Health Effects
D Land Use/Land Cover D Regulated Entities
D Living Resources Q Other
Comments: Maintains a Water Data Sources Directory and Master Water Data Index.
Geographic Coverage:
sf u.s.
D Region
O State
n County
n Locality
D Other
Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
Sf Point
D Line
D Grid
n Polygon
n Other
Comments:
Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:

n Digital Spatial
a Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
D Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: EPA is a member of die
               NAWDEX organization.
               Accessible remotely through
               membership.
Status:
n Under Development
a Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  Amdahl 4?ov/7
Software:   System 2000, HASP n, PL/1, COBOL, Fortran
General Comments:

NAWDEX is an organization of water data collectors and users. As part of the USGS, it operates
to assist member and non-member scientists to identify, locate, and acquire water data. NAWDEX
provides on-line sources of water data in its Water Data Sources Directory and the Master Water
Data Index. NAWDEX also provides direct access to WATSTORE, STORET, and provides
referral services to numerous other state water resource data base systems.

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
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Database Name: National Water Data Storage and Retrieval System (WATSTORE)
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, Water Resources Division
Contact Person:  Charles Showen
            Phone- <703) 648-5687
            rnone.
Address* USGS, WGS-Mail Stop 437
        Reston, VA 22092
Time Period Covered: Variable depending on data set and monitoring station
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    d Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    D Land Use/Land Cover
    D Living Resources
        Surface Water
        Grouhdwater
     D Marine/Estuarine
     D Air
     D Demography
     D Health Effects
     d Regulated Entities
     D Other
      4M*b W **4^b m^^TW^^^l ^T^^W                    VM  '^^ fc***<

      Comments: The occurrence, quantity, and distribution of surface water and groundwater
Geographic Coverage:
EflLS.
D Region
a State
n County
E Locality
D Other
  Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
Sf Point
Q Line
a Grid
n Polygon
d Other
  Comments:
                                   Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:

D Digital Spatial
   Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
   Maps
   Hardcopy Reports
   Other
   Comments: All users are required to sign
               a memorandum of agreement
               with USGS and have an
               account with NAWDEX
               (The National Water
               Exchange).
Status:

D Under Development
Sr Operational
D Other
   Comments: Continuous adding of new
              data.
Hardware: Amdahl 47ov/7
Software:  System 2000, PL/1, COBOL, Fortran
General Comments:

WATSTORE is a data base which contains water quality data, and summary data on water use,
including daily statistics, annual maximum values, water quality descriptions, groundwater site
inventory, etc.  Analytical tools include simple data tables as well as complex statistical analysis.
Regular, specified data sets are provided to EPA's STORET System.

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                          71
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Database Name: Toxic Waste Groundwater Contamination Program
Rp!nnnihlP A penny/Office- USGS' Water Resources Division, Office of Water Quality,
Kesponsioie Agency/umce. Toxic Waste Groundwater
Contact Person: Steve Ragone
Address: USGS, Water Resources Division
Reston,VA22092
Phone: (703)648-5720

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Time Period Covered: Variable
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology
D Geology
D Soils
n Topography
D Vegetation
D Climate/Weather
SfLand Use/Land Cover
O Living Resources
Comments:
Geographic Coverage:
D U.S. 1
D Region 1
a State 1
D County 1
E Locality I
ETOther
Comments: 14 study sites throughout the
U.S.

D Surface Water
Sf Groundwater
O Marine/Estuarine
D Air
n Demography
D Health Effects
D Regulated Entities
D Other
Spatial Data Type:
Sf Point
3 Line
SfGrid
^ Polygon
3 Other
Comments:
Scale:

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Availability:
a Digital Spatial
Gf Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
D Maps
D Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Cuirendy unavailable
Status:
 Under Development
E Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:
Software:
General Comments:
This data base will be used to assess the current quality of the Nation's groundwater reserves and
the nature and extent of the groundwater problem. The information will provide needed insight
into the impact of anthropogenic factors on regional groundwater chemistry, with particular
emphasis on organics and trace metals. Fourteen study areas are selected covering a wide range
of geohydrology, climate, and human activities.

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Database Name: Water Quality Data File (QWFILE)
Responsible Agency/Office: USGS, Water Resources Division
Contact Person:  David Maddy
                                               Phone: (703)860-6871
Address: USGS, Water Resources Division
        437 National Center, Reston, VA 22092
Time Period Covered: 1880 to present
Subject Coverage:
    .D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    n Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    n Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
                                           Surface Water
                                        Sf Groundwater
                                          Marine/Estuarine
                                        D  Air
                                        D  Demography
                                        D  Health Effects
                                        O  Regulated Entities
                                        D  Other
      Comments: Physical, chemical (organic and inorganic), biologic quality of streams,
               lakes, reservoirs, estuaries, springs, and wells
Geographic Coverage:
D Region
O State
D County
E Locality
D Other
  Comments:
                                   Spatial Data Type:
                                   ^ Point
                                   D Line
                                   D Grid
                                   n Polygon
                                   d Other
                                     Comments:
                                   Scale: Not applicable.

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
Sf Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
D Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
Q Other
   Comments: Access via WATSTORE via
             batch.
                                        Status:
                                        E Under Development
                                        GT Operational
                                        D Other
                                          Comments:
Hardware:  AMDV?
Software: PL/1; Fortran; Assembly
General Comments:
Primary repository for all water quality data collected by Water Resources Division, application
programs include graphic output of tables, plots, graphs, and statistics.

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
                                                                 73
Database Name:  Goddard Space Flight Center Landsat Browse Facility
Responsible Agency/Office: NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact Person: Maria Mackie
                                              Phone: (301)286-5710
        NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center
        Code 602, Bldg. 28, Rm. E203
        Greenbelt,MD 20771
Time Period Covered:  1972 to present
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    D Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    Er Land Use/Land Cover
    n Living Resources
      Comments:
                                       Q Surface Water
                                       D Groundwater
                                       n Marine/Estuarine
                                       D Air
                                       D Demography
                                       D Health Effects
                                       O Regulated Entities
                                       D Other
Geographic Coverage:
Sf U.S.-Global
D Region
D State
d County
E Locality
D Other
  Comments:
                                  Spatial Data Type:
                                  D Point
                                  D Line
                                     Polygon
                                     Other
                                     Comments:
                                   Scale: Variable

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Availability:
Sf Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
 Maps
& Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:
Status:
E Under Development
GT Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  Burroughs 5700
Software: In-house MIF (Main Image File)
General Comments:
The Browse facility is a library of Landsat data. Data from Landsat 1,2, and 3 are available on
70 mm film and Landsat 4 and 5 are on 16 mm microfilm cassett and microfiche. The Landsat
data are both TM (Thematic Mapper) and MSS (Multispectual Scanner). In addition, an on-line
data base query system (INORAC) is used to access the EROS (Earth Resources Observation
System) Data Center (Under sponsorship of USGS) in Sious Falls, South Dakota.

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                                                                      74
Database Name: Pilot Climate Data System (PCDS)
t>AmAn~;KiA A f.r*n/r\fr,. National Space Science Data Center
Responsible Agency/Office: NAS A-Goddard Snace Flight Cent
NAS AGoddard Space Flight Center
Contact Person: Paul Smith
                         Phone: (301) 286-9492
Address: National Space Science Data Center
        NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
        Greenbelt, MD 20771
Time Period Covered:  VAriable, depends on individual data set
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    Q Geology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    O Vegetation
    GfClimate/Weather
    D Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
                  D  Surface Water
                  D  Groundwater
                  D  Marine/Estuarine
                  D  Air
                  D  Demography
                  D  Health Effects
                  O  Regulated Entities
                  Q  Other
      Comments: Describes about 150 climate related data sets and can provide detailed
                information about temporal coverage and data volume.
Geographic Coverage:
fl'U.S.-Global
D  Region
a  State
d  County
O  Locality
D  Other
   Comments:
             Spatial Data Type:
             Ef Point
             D Line
             D Grid
             n Polygon
             d Other
               Comments:
                                    Scale: Variable

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Availability:

D Digital Spatial
Sf Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
O Maps
P. Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:

Selected data sets on-line. Other sets may be
obtained by request
  Status:
  n Under Development
  Er Operational
  D Other
    Comments:
Not all data sets described in the catalogue
subsystem are available.
Hardware:
Software:
General Comments:

PCDS is an interactive climate data base for environmental satellite measurements and other
atmospheric parameters. This system provides comprehensive data management and analysis
capability for researchers for Earth and atmospheric data. Easy to use software enables the user
to select portions of larger data sets when interested in particular geographic areas.

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Database Name: Pilot Land Data System (PLDS) Data Center
Responsible Agency/Office: NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact Person:  William Campbell
            Phone: (301) 286-9541
Address: NASA/GSFC, Code 634
        Greenbelt,MD 20771
Time Period Covered: To be determined
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    D Vegetation
    ^Climate/Weather
    S^and Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
     D Surface Water
     D Groundwater
     O Marine/Estuarine
     D Air
     D Demography
     n Health Effects
     D Regulated Entities
     another
      Comments: Land surface climatology, multispectral analysis of sedimentary basins.
Geographic Coverage:
n  u.s.
& Region
O  State
d  County
E  Locality
D  Other
   Comments:
Selected U.S. coverage of study regions that
are determined by other research projects.
Spatial Data Type:
Q Point
D Line
jSTGrid
 Polygon
d Other
  Comments:
Scale: Variable

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Availability:
D Digital Spatial
O Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
n Other
   Comments: Still in development
Status:
Br Under Development
D Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware: To be determined
Software: To be determined
General Comments:
Newly established system to improve access, data processing, transfer and analysis of land related
data for NASA and NASA-sponsored land scientists. Provide remote data for mapping lithology
and other surface and subsurface properties.

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
^ % ^ "^ ^x ^v5' o * **$& "w1 s^Vi-!" ^"t^VPLTTV A J*"***'! *" YT^
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Database Name: Acid Deposition Data Network (ADDNET)
T% -LI 4 //% Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Responsible Agency/Office: Environmental Sciences Division
Contact Person: Richard Olson
Address* ^^ ^^S6 National Laboratory
P.O. Box V, Bldg. 1505
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
;
Phone: (615)574-7819
FTS 624-7819



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Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
& Hydrology
D Geology
D Soils
D Topography
D Vegetation
H' Climate/Weather
0 Land Use/Land Cover
0 Living Resources

S7 Surface Water
D Groundwater
D Marine/Estuarine
0 Air
D Demography
O Health Effects
D Regulated Entities
0 Other
Comments: Includes in-depth lake investigations and data on specific acid
emissions.
Geographic Coverage:
0 U.S.
D Region
D State
d County
E Locality
D Other
Comments:


Spatial Data Type:
\3 Point
D Line
D Grid
E Polygon
D Other
Comments:

Scale:

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                 AVAILABILITY^ STATUS
Availability:
D  Digital Spatial
El  Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E  Maps
E  Hardcopy Reports
D  Other
   Comments: ADDNET data is accessible
            through ORD's ADARD
            System, a Gateway to
            acid deposition analysis
            tools.
Status:
D Under Development
53* Operational
D Other
  Comments:
Hardware:   IBM
Software:  SAS
General Comments:

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
Database Name:    Adirondack Wet Deposition (AWD)
Responsible Agency/Office:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Environmental Sciences Division
Contact Person:    Richard Olson
                    Phone-  (615)574-7819
                    rnone.     624_7819
          Oak Ridge National Laboratory
          p Q Bo& V) fildg 15Q5
          Oak Ridge. TN 37830
Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
    Kf Hydrology
    S3" Geology
    D Soils
    n Topography
    ET Vegetation
    & Climate/Weather
    D Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
             GT Surface Water
             D Groundwater
             D Marine/Estuarine
             D Air
             O Demography
             O Health Effects
             D Regulated Entities
             & Other
      Comments: Contains acid deposition data from in-depth regional monitoring system.
 Geographic Coverage:
D U.S.
D Region
ET State   Adirondack area, New York
E County
C3 Locality
D Other
   Comments:
        Spatial Data Type:
        H" Point
        D Line
        D Grid
        n Polygon
        n Other
          Comments:
                                   Scale:  Not applicable

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Availability:

D  Digital Spatial
Bar  Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E  Maps
E  Hardcopy Reports
D  Other
   Comments: AWD data is accessible
             through ORD's AOARD
             System, a Gateway to
             acid deposition analysis
             tools.
                                     Status:
                                     n Under Development
                                     O* Operational
                                     D Other
                                       Comments:
Hardware:   IBM
Software:    SAS
General Comments:

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES



Database Name: Forest Responses to Anthropogenic Stress (FORAST)
r !_! * /r\as Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Responsible Agency/Office: Environmental Sciences Division
Contact Person: Richard Olson
Phone- (615)574-7819
rnone. ^ 624.7gl9
Address: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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Time Period Covered: 400 years historical data
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology Q Surface Water
D Geology D Groundwater
D Soils  Marine/Estuarine
n Topography D Air
D* Vegetation D Demography
H Climate/Weather n Health Effects
D Land Use/Land Cover n Regulated Entities
D Living Resources B* Other
Comments: Contains multiple site analyses of tree ring widths and historic
climate data.
Geographic Coverage:
BU.S.
D Region
a State
D County
D Locality
D Other
Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
H* Point
D Line
D Grid
D Polygon
C3 Other
Comments:
Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:

D Digital Spatial
ET Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
E Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: FORAST data is accessible
              through ORD's ADARD
              System, a Gateway to
              acid deposition analysis
              tools.
Status:

5T Under Development
E" Operational
D Other
   Comments: ADARD is currently
             remodeling FORAST to
             make it more user-
             friendly; the final version
             will be available through
             NTIS.
Hardware:   IBM
Software:   SAS
General Comments:

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
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Database Name: GEOECOLOGY
T M-I A /f\*t* Oak Ridge National Labs
Responsible Agency/Office: Environmental Sciences Division
Contact Person: Richard Olson
Phone- (615)574-7819
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A/MFOCC* Oak Ridge National Labs
Address, po BOX V, Bldg. 1505
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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Time Period Covered: Variable, depends on each specific database.
Subject Coverage:
D Hydrology Hf Surface Water
D Geology 7! Groundwater
G^Soils Q Marine/Estuarine
n Topography Hf Air
H^Vegetation D Demography
Bfclimate/Weather D Health Effects
Er Land Use/Land Cover D Regulated Entities
H^Living Resources D Other
Comments: Terrain and soils, water resources, forestry, vegetation, agriculture, land use,
wildlife, air quality, climate, natural areas.
Geographic Coverage:
Sf U.S. -conterminous
D Region
D State
n County
Q Locality
D Other
Comments:
Spatial Data Type:
ffif Point
Q Line
D Grid
D Polygon
d Other
Comments:
Scale: County level

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Availability:

D Digital Spatial
   Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
   Maps
   Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments: Accessible through Dept
               of Energy in either batch or
               interactive modes.
Status:

D Under Development
ET Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:  ORNL/BM computer.
             The Statistical Analysis System (SAS) is used for data storage, retrieval, and
             analysis. Maps and graphics are generated from the database through independent
             computer programs.
General Comments:

A selection of diverse "preferred data sets," (over 100), supported by DOE contract, uses SAS
for data storage, retrieval and analysis. Applications include site, specific environmental
assessments, regional characterizations, regional analysis, and national analysis.

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
Database Name:   Acid Deposition System (ADS)
Responsible Agency/Office:  Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Contact Person:   Eileen Webber
            Phone: (509)376-5159
          Pacific Northwest Laboratory
          Battelle Blvd.
          Ricnland,WA 99352
Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
    0 Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    d Topography
    E'Vegetation
    OB* Climate/Weather
    n Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
     0 Surface Water
     D Groundwater
     D Marine/Estuarine
     D Air
     n Demography
     D Health Effects
     n Regulated Entities
     BT Other
      Comments: Contains acid deposition data (e.g., pH and ion measurements) from
                monitoring stations.
Geographic Coverage:
0 U.S.
D Region
D State
n County
D Locality
D Other
   Comments:  U.S. and Canada
Spatial Data Type:
ET Point
D Line
D Grid
C3 Polygon
d Other
  Comments:
                                   Scale:  Not applicable

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Availability:
D  Digital Spatial
ET  Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
O  Maps
E  Hardcopy Reports
O  Other
   Comments: ADS data is accessible
             through ORD'sADARD
             System, a Gateway to acid
             deposition analysis tools.
Status:
n  Under Development
& Operational
D  Other
   Comments:
Hardware:   IBM
Software:   SAS
General Comments:
In addition to the acid deposition data, ADS stores the latitude and longitude coordinates for the
monitoring stations.

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
Database Name:  Dun's Marketing National File (DMNF)
Responsible Agency/Office:  Dun's Marketing Services
Contact Person:   Jerry McMahon
                                               Phone:  (800)526-9018
A/Mrocc*  Dun's Marketing Services
Address.  3CenturyDrive6
         Parsippany, NJ 07054
Time Period Covered:
Subject Coverage:
    D Hydrology
    D Geology
    D Soils
    D Topography
    n Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    n Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
                                        D Surface Water
                                        D Groundwater
                                        D Marine/Estuarine
                                        D Air
                                        E" Demography
                                        D Health Effects
                                        O Regulated Entities
                                        GET Other
      Comments: Contains information on commercial establishments (e.g., identification,
                location, employees, manufacturing site).
Geographic Coverage:
tf u.s.
D Region
D State
D County
D Locality
D Other
  Comments:
                                   Spatial Data Type:
                                   !? Point
                                   D Line
                                   D Grid
                                   n Polygon
                                    Other
                                     Comments:
                                   Scale: Not applicable

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Availability:
a Digital Spatial
Bf Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
d Maps
0 Hardcopy Reports
D Other
   Comments:  Data available cm magnetic
               tape.
Status:
E Under Development
ET Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:   Not applicable
Software:  Not applicable
General Comments:
Also known as the Dun's Market Identifiers (DMT), the data base provides information on
businesses (agriculture, mining, manufacturing, transportation, trade, services) using SIC codes
and DUNS numbers as identifiers.

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GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES


Database Name: LANDS AT Thematic Mapper/Multispectral Scanner Imagery
Responsible Agency/Office: Earth Observation Satellite Co. (EOSAT)
Contact Person: Dr. David Flschel
Phone: (301)552-0500
Address: EOSAT
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4300 Forbes Blvd.
Lanham,MD 20706

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WwwSj^S^j^jK?^!''""*'^"'* ^W^il'w8p"Miw8S8('SK^^P!Ss8'' *v5SvfrSSpw^^ ^^^vy^y^y,', ^f
Time Period Covered: 1972 - Present
Subject Coverage:
E7 Hydrology ET Surface Water
ET Geology D Groundwater
& Soils B" Marine/Estuarine
0 Topography Q Air
Ef Vegetation D Demography
D Climate/Weather Q Health Effects
IB Land Use/Land Cover D Regulated Entities
D Living Resources D Other
Comments : The satellite imagery provides multispectral data that can be used for
multidisciplinary applications.
Geographic Coverage:
tf U.S.
D Region
O State
E County
d Locality
D Other
Comments: Selected world- wide coverage.
Spatial Data Type:
D Point '
D Line
Iff Grid
D Polygon
n Other-
Comments:
Scale: 1:250,000, 1:500,000 and 1:1,000,000

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Availability:
BT Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
n Maps
E Hardeopy Reports
Ef Other
   Comments: Photographic prints and
               negatives also available, in
               black and white, natural
               color and false color. Data
               available as 1600 bpi or
               6250 bpi 9-track tape.
Status:
C3 Under Development
ST Operational
D Other
   Comments:
Hardware:   Not applicable
Software:   Both muMspectral (MSS) and thematic (TM) data have been archived since 1972.
               Coverage and quality of digital data is variable.
General Comments:
Landsat reference aids are available to determine availability and quality of Landsat data through
EOS AT and the INORAC system at EROS. Landsat TM ground resolution is 30 meters and MSS
is 80 meters.

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         GEOGRAPHIC DATA SOURCES
Database Name: SPOT Multispectral Satellite Imagery
Responsible Agency/Office:  SPOT Image Corp.
Contact Person:   Philippe Delclaux
            Phone: (703)620-2200
Address:  ?pTD[mage JP- _.
         1897 Preston White Dnve
         Reston,VA 22091-4326
Time Period Covered:  1986 - Present
Subject Coverage:
    E? Hydrology
    0 Geology
    D Soils
    ST Topography
    Bf Vegetation
    D Climate/Weather
    H" Land Use/Land Cover
    O Living Resources
     & Surface Water
     D Groundwater
     07 Marine/Estuarine
     D Air
     D Demography
     a Health Effects
     O Regulated Entities
     D Other
      Comments: The satellite imagery provides multispectral data that can be used for
                multidisciplinary applications.
 Geographic Coverage:
 0 u.s.
 D Region
 O State
 Q County
 n Locality
 D Other
   Comments: Selected world-wide coverage.
Spatial Data Type:
D  Point
D  Line
IF Grid
Q  Polygon
O  Other
   Comments:
                                    Scale:  1:100,000, 1:250,000, and 1:400,000

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Availability:
u7 Digital Spatial
D Computerized Databases (nonspatial)
D Maps
E Hardcopy Reports
0 Other
   Comments! Photographic prints and
              transparencies also available.
              Data available as 1600 bpi
              or 6250 bpi tapes.
                                         Status:
                                         n Under Development
                                         Ei Operational
                                         D Other
                                            Comments:
Hardware:   Not applicable
Software:   Not applicable
General Comments:
Ground resolution of SPOT data is 10 meters for panchromatic and 20 meters for multispcctral
images. Other capabilities include acquiring images for a given area several times each week,
and the ability to produce stereoscopic imagery.

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