Introduction / G.D. Robinson, Andrew M. Spieker -- Applications in a Pacific coast environment : central San Mateo County, California : land-use controls arising from erosion of seacliffs, landsliding and fault movement / Brian Atwater -- Applications in an arid environment : Tucson, Arizona : controlling hillside development, protecting and conserving mineral and water resources / E.S. Davidson, J.H. Feth, Andrew M. Spieker -- Applications in a mountain front environment : Front Range urban corridor, Colorado. In the Boulder area : guiding development of gravel deposits and of unstable ground / E.J. Crosby, W.R. Hansen, J.A. Pendleton -- In the Colorado Springs area : water for new communities in El Paso County / R.K. Livingston, T.M. Sundaram -- Applications in a New England environment : Connecticut River Valley, Connecticut. East Granby : a plan of development for a rural community / William H. Langer, Lawrence H. Johnson -- Use of drainage-area maps in evaluating waste-disposal conditions, assessing the impact of highway salting, and designing bridges and culverts / Robert L. Melvin -- Applications in an Atlantic coast environment I : Nassau County, Long Island, New York : water management in humid country / B.L. Foxworthy -- Applications in an Atlantic coast environment II : Franconia area, Fairfax County, Virginia : planning a new community in an urban setting : Lehigh / A.J. Froelich, A.D. Garnaas, J.N. Van Driel -- Closing thoughts / G.D. Robinson, Andrew M. Spieker. Demonstrates the value of earth-science information in land and water management by showing how earth-science maps have been used in making plans and decisions in a variety of urban settings.