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November 20, 2017

Satellite Imagery Aids Rescue Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

Remotely sensed imagery was provided—at no cost and almost daily—through the USGS Hazard Data Distribution System (HDDS) for analysis on the extent, severity and evolution of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

February 14, 2017

USGS Releases New JavaScript Library for Plotting Water Data for the Nation

A new JavaScript library, called GWIS (Graphing Water Information System), can create time-series plots of information measured at U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic data collection sites across the United States. Developed by the USGS Texas Water Science Center, the user-friendly interface integrates the open-source dygraphs JavaScript charting library with hydrologic data provided by USGS water services. Using GWIS, one or more interactive plots

January 24, 2017

Collaborative UAS Project Maps Great Sand Dunes National Park

An innovative mapping project using unmanned aircraft systems within the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in south-central Colorado was completed by a collaboration among UAS Colorado, Black Swift Technologies, the National Park Service and Wohnrade Civil Engineers Inc.

January 17, 2017

Pecora Award Recognizes Excellence in Earth Observation

Dr. Curtis E. Woodcock, a longtime innovator in space-based Earth observation at Boston University, and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) team, which paved the way for the next generation of satellite precipitation observations, received the 2016 William T. Pecora Award for achievement in Earth remote sensing.

January 17, 2017

USGS-NASA Pecora Award Recognizes Excellence in Earth Observation

An annual award for outstanding achievement in remote sensing A longtime innovator in space-based Earth observation at Boston University and a team that has paved the way for the next generation of satellite precipitation observations have both been honored with the 2016 William T. Pecora Award for achievement in Earth remote sensing. Sponsored by the

January 3, 2017

MAPPS Endorses Model State Legislation to Support USGS 3DEP program

Reston, VA – MAPPS (www.mapps.org), the national association of private sector geospatial firms, today announced the release of model legislation for state legislaturesto help coordinate state level partnerships for the collection of enhanced elevation data in support of the nationwide effort led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in its 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). MAPPS

December 27, 2016

USGS Releases Results of Gem County Groundwater Quality Study

The entire population of southwestern Idaho’s Gem County depends on aquifers for its drinking water. The water in those aquifers is of generally good quality according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released today. The study was prompted by concerns that rapidly growing population and changes in land use, including potential natural gas exploration and

November 22, 2016

OGC Invites You to its Testbed 12 Demonstration and Exposition

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is inviting members and the public to attend the OGC Testbed 12 demonstration and exposition of the technology developed during its latest Interoperability Program initiative on 29 November 2016 at the USGS in Reston, Virginia. The Testbed 12 sponsors - DigitalGlobe, Inc., European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation

November 15, 2016

Sanborn Inks Major Mapping Deal With USGS

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. (Sanborn) has won a Geospatial Products and Services Contracts (GPSC) award from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that allows the agency to negotiate task orders with Sanborn during the next five years. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is one of a suite of multi-award agreements with a

September 26, 2016

USGS-NASA Pecora Award Recognizes Excellence in Earth Observation

A longtime innovator in space-based Earth observation at Boston University and a team that has paved the way for the next generation of satellite precipitation observations have both been honored with the 2016 William T. Pecora Award for achievement in Earth remote sensing. Sponsored by the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and

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