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USGS Interactive Map of the Colorado Front Range Infrastructure Resources

By Laura R.H. Biewick, Gregory L. Gunther, Stephen B. Roberts, James K. Otton, Troy Cook, and Neil S. Fishman

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The USGS interactive map of the Colorado Front Range infrastructure resources is a Geographic Information System (GIS) database constructed to provide tools to spatially analyze natural resource data essential for making well-reasoned decisions about land use. Many USGS disciplines in conjunction with state and local groups and other cooperators have provided impartial, scientifically-based, societally-relevant resource information essential to the region’s infrastructure. This multidisciplinary evaluation of the distribution and quality of natural resources has been organized and consolidated in one map document intended to be used largely for integrating any or all of these geospatial data sets. The GIS data can be accessed from an interactive map using any ArcGIS desktop product, including ArcMap and the no-cost ArcReader application. Users are able to interact with and query the data without having a GIS software license. The interactive map allows data analysis, such as: (1) the ability to toggle layers on and off, (2) zoom and pan, (3) identify features, (4) analyse attributes and (5) print custom maps. This interactive map serves the need to disseminate information and products to customers in a readily usable format. An important aspect of this product is that it can be used by customers (decision-makers and the general public) who may or may not have any GIS expertise or highly sophisticated equipment.

Revised June 13, 2011

Version 1.0

Posted August 2006

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