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Fact Sheet 2010–3049

Topographic Science

By Sandra Poppenga, Gayla Evans, Dean Gesch, Jason Stoker, Vivian Queija, Bruce Worstell, Dean Tyler, Jeff Danielson, Norman Bliss, and Susan Greenlee

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The mission of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Topographic Science is to establish partnerships and conduct research and applications that facilitate the development and use of integrated national and global topographic datasets. Topographic Science includes a wide range of research and applications that result in improved seamless topographic datasets, advanced elevation technology, data integration and terrain visualization, new and improved elevation derivatives, and development of Web-based tools. In cooperation with our partners, Topographic Science is developing integrated-science applications for mapping, national natural resource initiatives, hazards, and global change science.

First posted June 23, 2010

For additional information contact:
U.S. Geological Survey
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
47914 252nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001
Phone: 605-594-6151
Fax: 605-594-6589

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Poppenga, Sandra, Evans, Gayla, Gesch, Dean, Stoker, Jason, Queija, Vivian, Worstell, Bruce, Tyler, Dean, Danielson, Jeff, Bliss, Norman, Greenlee, Susan, 2010, Topographic Science: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3049, 4 p.

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