Western Region Geography: Southwest Geographic Science Team
Western Region Geography is a team of cartographers, geographer, remote sensing specialists, scientists, and information specialists who contribute to the local, regional and national goals of the Geography discipline.
The Geography discipline's mission is to collect and distribute geospatial data, and contribute to the progress in the use of these data and other related earth science information for users worldwide. The Geography scientists and specialists in Flagstaff participate in furthering these goals through:
The Western Region Geography's Southwest Geographic Science Team (SGST) was formed in 2002 to provide expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and database design and delivery, and to implement cartographic products and spatial analysis for research science. Besides their own research focuses, scientists in the SGST are working in an interdisciplinary fashion with other disciplines of the USGS (Water, Geology and Biology), as well as in a university, non-profit or other governmental agency capacity to support a high-technology approach to environmental monitoring.
Western Region Geography - learn more about what the Geography discipline is working on in the western United States, access project information for science studies and research, and access maps, data, and imagery
TerraWeb - image products and information generated using remote sensing in a variety of terrestrial environments. Digital image products for practical applications, such as resource evaluation and mapping, help generate information and data that can be used by various fields and disciplines for research, mapping, exploration, and education.
The National Map - create, print, and dowload custom maps by selecting area of interest, scale, and map content (such as roads, streams, and aerial photographs). Also visit the National Map's Seamless Data Distribution site to download or order custom digital products.