Evolution of the U.S. National Parks

Authors: Catherine Skeeter*, Salisbury University, Brian Hiller*, Salisbury University, Mara Chen, Salisbury University, Daniel Harris, Salisbury University
Topics: Geographic Information Science and Systems, Historical Geography, Planning Geography
Keywords: National Parks, GIS, Geography, Environment
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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The U.S. National Park System is a unique storybook of mankind, consisting of fascinating natural resources, cultural heritages, and a combination of human creativity and visionary designs. With an increased number of visitors, it has become increasingly important to look into the evolutionary journey of the U.S. National Parks. This project examines the spatial distribution, temporal evolution, functionality, and diverse environmental impact of the country’s National Parks. In addition, a preliminary correlation between the growth of the U.S. National Parks and political administrations will be analyzed.

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