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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2002. Community and Quality of Life: Data Needs for Informed Decision Making. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10262.
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Acronyms


ACS

American Community Survey

AVIRIS

Airborne Visible InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer


BEA

Bureau of Economic Analysis

BLM

Bureau of Land Management

BLS

Bureau of Labor Statistics

BTS

Bureau of Transportation Statistics


CO2

Carbon dioxide

ComPlan

Interactive land use-transportation computer model utilized


DLG

Digital Line Graph (USGS)

DOC

U.S. Department of Commerce

DOI

U.S. Department of Interior

DOT

U.S. Department of Transportation


EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPI

Eastern Planning Initiative

ES202

Employee Statistics 202

ESRI

Environmental Systems Research Institute


FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FGDC

Federal Geographic Data Committee

FHWA

Federal Highway Administration

FTA

Federal Transit Administration

FWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


GASB

Government Accounting Standards Board

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GIS

Geographic Information System

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2002. Community and Quality of Life: Data Needs for Informed Decision Making. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10262.
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GNP

Gross National Product

GPI

Genuine Progress Indicator

GWA

Greater Wasatch Area


HUD

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


IRIS

Integrated Risk Information System (EPA)

ISTEA

Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act

ITDB

Intermodal Transportation Database (DOT)


LEM

Location Efficient Mortgage


MAUP

Modifiable area unit problem

MPO

Metropolitan planning organizations


NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NCSS

National Cooperative Soil Survey Program (NRCS)

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

NHD

National Hydrography Dataset

NOx

Nitric oxides

NRC

National Research Council

NRCS

Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)

NSDI

National Spatial Data Infrastructure

NWI

National Wetlands Inventory (FWS)

NWIS

National Water Information System (USGS)


QGET

Quality Growth Efficiency Tools


REIS

Regional Economic Information System

RF3

Reach File 3 (EPA)

R-Maps

Research Maps (HUD)


SDI Group

U.S. Interagency Working Group on Sustainable Development Indicators

SSURGO

Soil Survey Geographic database (NRCS)


TEA-21

Transportation and Equity Act for the Twenty-First Century


USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USFS

United States Forest Service

USGCRP

U.S. Global Charge Research Program

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2002. Community and Quality of Life: Data Needs for Informed Decision Making. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10262.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2002. Community and Quality of Life: Data Needs for Informed Decision Making. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10262.
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“Quality of life” . . . “livability” . . . “sense of place.” Communities across America are striving to define these terms and to bring them to life, as they make decisions about transportation systems and other aspects of planning and development.

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Including several case examples, this book will be important to planners, planning decision makers, planning educators and students, social scientists, community activists, and interested individuals.

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