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August 22, 2016

Kari Craun Honored by USGS Peers with Henry Gannett Award for Exceptional Contributions to Topographic Mapping

To commemorate the nation’s first chief geographer, the USGS established the Henry Gannett Award in 2009. As a new addition to the Gannett Award, the National Geospatial Program (NGP) has established the Henry Gannett internal award to recognize outstanding contributions to the geospatial community by a USGS employee. The first recipient of this intra-bureau award

August 19, 2016

BLM, USGS Publish Data and Visualization Site for Sagebrush Geospatial Data

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have published a hub to enable easy visualization and access to geospatial data about the west’s “sagebrush sea.” This will help guide sagebrush conservation efforts during the 2016 fire season and beyond. “We have the benefit of a tremendous amount of scientific information

July 11, 2016

Aerial Hyperspectral Survey Assesses Alaskan Minerals

Although Alaska contains vast mineral deposits, its size and remoteness have prohibited study and extraction of these resources. To remedy this, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began the Alaska Hyperspectral Project to assess the applicability of hyperspectral surveying to rapidly acquire data about the distributions of surficial materials, including different types of bedrock and ground cover.

June 30, 2016

Dewberry Completes National Hydrography Study for U.S. Geological Survey

Dewberry has completed the National Hydrography Requirements and Benefits Study (HRBS) for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The firm conducted the study—sponsored by USGS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service—to establish a baseline understanding of national business uses, needs, and associated benefits for national hydrography data; and to inform the design

May 27, 2016

Sensing for Scientific Understanding

V1 Editorial Director Matt Ball spoke with Suzette Kimball, USGS director, who has a PhD in environmental sciences with a specialty in coastal processes. The conversation touches on funding, sensing, mapping and public engagement.

May 25, 2016

OGC Invites Proposals for an Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Project

25 May 2016 —The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and sponsors, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), in collaboration with the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Participants, announce a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Interoperability Program’s Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Phase-2 (Arctic SDP) initiative. The purpose of

April 18, 2016

Dewberry Awarded Five-Year USGS Contract for Geospatial Products and Services

Fairfax, Va., April 12, 2016—Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, was selected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for its geospatial products and services contract (GPSC) in support of the National Geospatial Program (NGP). Based on the firm’s National Enhanced Elevation Assessment Study, USGS initiated the 3-D Elevation Program (3DEP) in response to the

April 7, 2016

New Maps for Texas and Oklahoma Released

New US Topo maps for Texas and Oklahoma are now available in the USGS Store for free download. One of the main improvements is the inclusion of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) road data. “The US Topo digital maps are a great public resource to provide authoritative, robust maps

March 30, 2016

New Maps Illuminate Monterey Bay Area Seafloor

Six new sets of maps reveal the diverse and complex range of seafloor habitats along 130 kilometers (80 miles) of the central California coast from the Monterey Peninsula north to Pigeon Point. The publicly available maps can be used by a large stakeholder community to understand and manage California’s vast and valuable marine resources. The new

March 22, 2016

USGS & SNAPP Launch New Partnership to Solve US Drought & Water Concerns

RESTON, Va. — A new public-private research collaboration supported by the U.S. Geological Survey will tackle how to best cope with the increasing droughts of the future. The USGS, The Nature Conservancy, and The Wildlife Conservation Society are launching the Ecological Drought Working Group as part of the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP). This research group

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