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Maps of ecosystems and geology of the United States

June 15, 2010

I was quickly scanning through my favorite blogs and such last night and saw this map posted at Wired Science. For a half a second I thought I was looking at a new geologic map, but it is actually a map produced by the USGS’s Gap Analysis Program (GAP) showing ecosystems. Check out GAP’s website to dive into the data and learn more.

map image from WiredScience.com -- information credit: http://www.gap.uidaho.edu/landcoverviewer.html

For comparison, here’s a geologic map of the lower 48 states.

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