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November 16, 2015

Free Data Proves Its Worth for Observing Earth

November 16, 2015 — Since late 2008, when Landsat earth observation images were made available to all users free of charge, nearly 30 million Landsat scenes have been downloaded through the U.S. Geological Survey portal – and the rate of downloads is still increasing. That’s a lot of free data about the state of the

November 10, 2015

Newly Released Photo Catalog Puts US Landscapes On Exhibit

November 10, 2015 — The U.S. Geological Survey announced today that it has made part of a huge national repository of geographically referenced USGS field photographs publicly available. USGS geographers developed a simple, easy-to-use mapping portal called the Land Cover Trends Field Photo Map. The entire collection contains over 33,000 geo-referenced field photos with associated

October 28, 2015

Getting Recognized for Volunteer Mapping Efforts

October 28, 2015 — Volunteers are being recognized and earning custom badges for making significant contributions to the U.S. Geological Survey's ability to provide accurate and timely information to the public.  Using crowdsourcing techniques, the USGS project known as The National Map Corps (TNMCorps) encourages volunteer “citizen scientists” to collect manmade structure data such as

October 14, 2015

Addressing Nutrient Pollution with “Visualize Your Water” Challenge

Nutrient pollution is one of the nation’s most difficult environmental challenges. While nutrients are essential compounds for functioning ecosystems and the production of food, fiber, and livestock feed, excessive nutrient levels can dramatically alter aquatic environments and threaten economic and human health. Today, EPA, USGS, ED, the Great Lakes 5 Observing System, and Esri are

October 6, 2015

USGS Maps Human-Induced Land Changes

The U.S. Geological Survey released a Landsat-based report and dataset on anthropogenic land-use trends in the United States from 1974-2012. The time periods coincide with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Census of Agriculture data-collection years.

September 3, 2015

New Elevation for Nation’s Highest Peak

A new, official height for Denali has been measured at 20,310 feet, just 10 feet less than the previous elevation of 20,320 feet which was established using 1950’s era technology. With this slightly lower elevation, has the tallest mountain in North America shrunk? No, but advances in technology to better measure the elevation at the

September 2, 2015

Wider Selection of US Topo Maps From USGS Now Available in Avenza’s PDF Maps App

TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2015—Providing science for a changing world, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) continues to support the delivery of its digital maps through Avenza Systems Inc.'s popular, award-winning PDF Maps app. The wider selection of more than 120,000 US Topo maps on a popular digital mapping platform provides digital users access to USGS' rich map content,

August 27, 2015

New Sea-Level Rise Handbook Highlights Science and Models for Non-Scientists

Aug. 27, 2015—Coastal managers and planners now have access to a new U.S. Geological Survey handbook that, for the first time, comprehensively describes the various models used to study and predict sea-level rise and its potential impacts on coasts. Designed for the benefit of land managers, coastal planners, and policy makers in the United States

August 14, 2015

Dewberry Awarded Task to Evaluate New Lidar Technologies for 3DEP

Fairfax, Va., Aug. 14, 2015—Under its Geospatial Products and Services Contract (GPSC) with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Dewberry is executing a task order to evaluate two new forms of light detection and ranging (lidar) to determine if single photon lidar (SPL) and Geiger mode lidar (GML) can satisfy USGS Lidar Base Specification version 1.2 for

August 13, 2015

Woolpert Selected by USGS to Evaluate New Lidar Technologies for 3DEP

DENVER, August, 13, 2015 — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has contracted with Woolpert to evaluate new lidar (light detection and ranging) technologies to assess the suitability to support the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). This use of the single photon and Geiger mode lidar for this evaluation is new to the commercial market, according to Woolpert

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