Mapping the Nation: Supporting Decisions That Govern a People

Mapping the Nation: Supporting Decisions that Govern a People is a collection of GIS maps illustrating the many ways that federal government agencies rely on GIS analysis to help make the world a better place, focusing on return on investment. Pulled from a broad range of agencies, maps included in the book demonstrate how the technology can be used to evaluate and respond to social, economic, and environmental concerns at local, regional, national, and global levels. These examples--on topics such as green government, economic recovery and sustainability, climate protection, and more--show how government agencies use GIS to facilitate initiatives, improve transparency, and deliver strong business models.