GIS for Environmental Management

Agencies and Organizations Use GIS for Environmental Management

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EPA EnviroMapper gives you access to EPA's Envirofacts warehouse of data.

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How Is GIS Being Used?

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From communities of farmers and foresters to government agencies to commodity investors, Esri's enterprise GIS provides people with access to a system that meets their needs to

  • Reduce maintenance costs.
  • Diminish redundant workflows.
  • Improve accuracy and integrity of data.
  • Enable data sharing, distribution, and publication.

Agencies Using GIS to Monitor Earth's Resources

Environmental Agencies Use Web Portals to Share GIS Data Resources

  • EPA EnviroMapper lets you map air releases, drinking water, toxic releases, hazardous wastes, water discharge permits, and Superfund sites.
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Hurricane Response provides information about environmental contaminants during the disaster.
  • USDA GIS Service Center Agency Geospatial Data Gateway offers data such as orthoimagery, soils, common land units, hydrography, land cover/vegetation/plants, wetlands, and climate.

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