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The Physiographic Regions of Missouri

The state of Missouri boasts a diverse natural landscape, including vast forests, rolling plains, sprawling river systems, highlands, and swamps. In this month’s story map, MCDC’s partners at the Missouri Spatial Data Information Service (MSDIS) classify these natural features into regions and compare their boundaries to census data provided by MCDC.

Missouri Census Data Center frequently works with MSDIS on mapping and data projects. MSDIS is a spatial data retrieval and archival system offering many mapping resources, primarily focused on the state of Missouri.