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GEOSC 001: Physical Geography

This guide is for students in all sections of Penn State Harrisburg's GEOSC 001. It is intended to assist with the "Geologic Characterization" assignment.

Land Use Information

Development, Planning, and Zoning

In the U.S., many local and county governments have "economic development," "planning," or "zoning" departments which guide how land can be developed. Their "comprehensive plans" and other reports can provide rich information about a community's physical geography.

To find them, Google the name of the town or county and "development," "planning," or "zoning." Here are offices for some counties near Penn State Harrisburg:

Historical Land Use Information