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Geographic Information Systems

Appendix I: USGS Information Centers

USGS's Earth Science Information Centers (ESIC) are an excellent source for information and advice on the availability of digital data and maps for GIS applications. The ESIC (formerly called the National Cartographic Information Centers) offices have fact sheets, user guides, price lists, order forms, and personnel to assist in selecting the best available information for a GIS application.
Available USGS Circulars include:

895-A, Overview and USGS Activities
895-B, Digital Elevation Models
895-C, Digital Line Graphs from 1:24,000 Maps
895-D, Digital Line Graphs from 1:2,000,000 Maps
895-E, Land Use and Land Cover Digital Data
895-F, Geographic Names Information System
895-G, Digital Line Graph Attribute Coding Standards

Addresses and telephone numbers for the ESIC offices are shown below:

U.S. Geological Survey
507 National Center
Reston, VA 22092
(703) 648-4000
Salt Lake City-ESIC
8105 Federal Bldg.
1245 S. State St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84138
(801) 524-5652
1400 Independence Road
Rolla, MO 65401
(314) 341-0851
Menlo Park-ESIC
Building 3, MS 532
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(415) 329-4309
Federal Center
Box 25046, MS 504
Denver, CO 80225-0046
(303) 236-5829
4230 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508-4664
(907) 786-7011
Stennis Space Center-ESIC
Building 3101
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
(601) 688-3544
Washington, D.C.-ESIC
Dept. of the Interior Bldg.
1849 C St., N.W., Rm. 2650
Washington, DC 20240
(202) 208-4047

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