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ArcUSA 1:2M 1992 ()

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Creator: Environmental Systems Research Institute INC.
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Scale: 1:2,000,000
Access: CD-ROM [052]
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The ArcUSA™ 1:2M database is a comprehensive vector basemap of the coterminous United States at a scale of 1:2 million. Features include state and county boundaries, hydrography, roads, railroads, place names, and federal lands. Index layers include latitude/longitude grids, a Landsat satellite scene index, and USGS quadrangle indexes for 1:24,000-, 1:100,000-, and 1:250,000-scale maps. Attributes for states and counties include 1990 census data; socioeconomic, demographic, and health statistics (from the mid-1980s); agricultural product and market value statistics; local government finance statistics; and general land use and soils information. Also includes 1:25 million-scale map data.
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Census Mapper/Poverty in America (1960-2003)

Date: 1960-2003
Creator: Amy K. Glasmeir
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Access: CD ROM [232]
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What is CensusMapper? CensusMapper is a geographic information system designed to make maps and tabular reports of historic U.S. Census and related data. Unlike GIS software, CensusMapper has pre-loaded quality assured/quality controlled data available for immediate analysis and a pre-defined set of mapping and statistical tools to process it. No data acquisition and validation, GIS technicians, or graphic artists are necessary to produce publication quality results. Raw data are drawn primarily from the U.S. Census of Population and Housing, the Census of Agriculture, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the US Department of Commerce spanning over five decades from 1960 to 2003. Additional data are drawn from various public and private sources. Raw data inputs consist of counts that have been normalized by area or population and selected so that output variables have consistent or comparable definitions through time. Normalized variables calculated by the Bureau of the Census have been re-calculated from parallel tables of counts after geographic fitting to modern political boundaries. Geographic coverage includes all States, Counties and Census tracts within the United States. Historic data have been adjusted to match state, county, and tract boundaries as defined by the Bureau of the Census in 2000. CensusMapper includes easy to use query, classification, mapping, statistical, and reporting tools to produce publication quality graphic output and quality assured/quality controlled tabular data.
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China Dimensions Data Holdings (198*-199*)

Date: 198*-199*
Creator: Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University
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Access: ftp
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Digital Chart of the World ()

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Creator: ESRI
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Scale: 1:1000000
Access: Web
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The Digital Chart of the World (DCW) is an Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) product originally developed for the US Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) using DMA data. We used the DCW 1993 version at 1:1,000,000 scale. The DMA data sources are aeronautical charts, which emphasize landmarks important from flying altitudes. This explains why there is a separate aeronautical theme with all conceivable airports, yet why on some themes small islands and lakes are simply unnamed points. ESRI, in compiling the DCW, also eliminated some detail and made some assumptions for handling tiny polygons and edgematching. Also, note that the completeness of the thematic categories present in each layer will vary. Please read the layer descriptions (through links in the following table).
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Geographica (1999)

Date: 1999
Creator: Random House Australia
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Access: CD-ROM [111]
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Comprehensive general atlas of the World. Contains genaeral data as well.
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Noms et Lieux du Quebec 1997 ()

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Creator: Gouvernment du Quebec. Commission de Toponymie.
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Access: CD-ROM 107
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Historical, geographic, economic and linguistic data for over 6000 place names in Quebec.
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Northwest Territories Digital Atlas (September 2002)

Date: September 2002
Creator: World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
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Access: 3 CD-ROM set #051
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3 CD-ROM set atlas is the first collation and mapping of all readily available biophysical data for the NWT. The data span a wide range of themes including: Mineral, oil and gas rights and potential Timber productive forests Some First Nations community conservation plans and heritage sites Ecoregions Wildlife habitat Topographic information (transportation, water bodies, elevation etc.) Archaeological sites Land use permits Protected areas (candidate and existing) Landcover
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Toronto Health Profiles Maps (various)

Date: various
Creator: Toronto Health Profiles
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Scale: various
Access: web
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From their main web page: "A partnership designed to facilitate access to information for health planning with the overall goal of producing action to reduce health inequalities."
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Wellbeing Toronto (2011)

Date: 2011
Creator: City of Toronto
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Access: web based
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Well Being Toronto is a map based visualization tool that evaluates wellbeing across Toronto's 140 neighbourhoods using GIS software
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