Natural Resources Conservation Service (watershed data and technical information): http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/NRCSProg.html.

Pacific Northwest Bureau of Reclamation, Dams, Facilities, Electrical Power: http://www.pn.usbr.gov/dam/index.html.

National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (climate data by states): http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/USclimate/states.fast.html.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Earth Observing System, including normalize differentiated vegetation index and land biosphere images: http://xtreme.gsfc.nasa.gov.

Examples of Federal Sites—Geographic Information System Data

Geological Survey National Geospatial Data Clearing House: http://nsdi.usgs.gov/nsdi/pages/nsdi004.html.

National Spatial Data Infrastructure: http://fgdc.er.usgs.gov.

U.S. Geological Survey, Hydrologic Unit Boundary Maps: http://water.usgs.gov/public/GIS

U.S. Geological Survey Water, Land, and Population Data: http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getgislist

Examples of Federal Sites—Economic And Social Data

Bureau of the Census, Demographic and Business Data: http://www.census.gov.

Federal Reserve Bank System, Economic Data, Northern Plains Example: http://woodrow.mpls.frb.fed.us.

Regional Economic Data, Upper Mid-West Example: http://www.frbchi.org/econinfo/midwest_econ/midwest_econ.html.

Regional Economic Data, Links to all Regions of the Country: http://www.woodrow.mpls.frb.fed.us/info/sys/banks.html.

Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Links to Databases and GIS: http://www.bts.gov.



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