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April 17, 2015

NASA, USGS Begin Work on Landsat 9 to Continue Land Imaging Legacy

Apr 16, 2015—NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have started work on Landsat 9, planned to launch in 2023, which will extend the Earth-observing program’s record of land images to half a century. The Landsat program has provided accurate measurements of Earth’s land cover since 1972. With data from Landsat satellites, ecologists have tracked

April 16, 2015

Do You Like to Map? Take the Mapping Challenge!

Volunteer citizen-mappers continue to make significant contributions to the USGS ability to provide accurate mapping information to the public. Recently, volunteers were asked to update all of the law enforcement structure points in Tennessee. The volunteers answered the call and added, verified, edited, or deleted an amazing 440 points! In addition, all of the points

April 15, 2015

MAPPS Launches 3DEP Funding Awareness Initiative

Washington, DC, April 15, 2014—In an effort to raise awareness of the need for accurate, state of the art elevation mapping data for the nation, MAPPS, the association of private sector geospatial firms, today launched a multi-faceted campaign in support of the U.S. Geological Survey's 3-dimentional elevation program (3DEP). At a 3DEP Stakeholders Forum held in

April 6, 2015

New National Geospatial Program Director Announced

RESTON, Va., April 6, 2015—The U.S. Geological Survey is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Tischler to the position of the Director, National Geospatial Program (NGP), starting Monday, April 6th. Mike brings a wide range of experience and expertise to the USGS and NGP from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he served as

April 2, 2015

Golden State Quads Add Trails

April 2, 2015 — Several of the 2,798 new US Topo quadrangles for California now display public trails along with segments of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Also the new maps now show improved data layers such as public land survey information, map symbol redesign, enhanced railroad information and new road source data. Some

March 25, 2015

USGS to Hold 3DEP Stakeholders Meeting at MAPPS-NSPS Conference

March 25, 2015 (Washington, DC) — Momentum is growing for the National Surveying and Mapping Conference as USGS joins a burgeoning, information-packed program. MAPPS and National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) have joined together to host Collaboration: The Map of the Future, April 13-16, at the Hilton Hotel in Crystal City (Arlington), VA. The conference

March 24, 2015

USGS Maps Reach 18 Million Since Converting to Digital Delivery

March 24, 2015—The U.S. Geological Survey, through the National Geospatial Program, has delivered more than 18 million US Topo quadrangles and Historic Topographic Maps in the past six years. A download is counted when a user select the desired map(s) from the USGS Storeor The National Map Viewer and places that file on their computer or mobile device for further manipulation.

March 9, 2015

Woolpert Awarded 3D Mapping Project

DAYTON, Ohio, March 9, 2015—The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has contracted with Woolpert for the first 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) project awarded in conjunction with the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), released in mid-2014. The USGS has received BAA funding proposals from multiple states in support of this 3DEP initiative. The USGS is in the process of

February 26, 2015

New Interactive Flood Warning Maps for the Blue River Basin in Kansas and Missouri

Feb. 26, 2015—A new interactive online tool to improve flood warnings and emergency management is now available in selected parts of Johnson County, Kansas, and Jackson County, Missouri. These new maps were developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of Overland Park, Kansas, and the City of Kansas City, Missouri. This

February 24, 2015

USGS Identifies Areas with Critical Mineral Resource Potential in North-Central Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 23, 2015—New maps highlighting areas with potential for placer gold and five other critical mineral deposit types in the Bureau of Land Management’s Central Yukon Planning Area in central and northern Alaska are being released today. The maps were created using a geographic information system-based method for identifying areas with mineral resource potential across

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