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February 21, 2015

Industry Insights: Updated Lidar Base Specification Urges Consistent Data Collection Practices

By John R. Hughes, editor, Earth Imaging Journal, Denver. In late 2009, a $14.3 million allocation from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for new light detection and ranging (lidar) elevation data prompted the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program (NGP) to develop a common base specification for all lidar data acquired for The

February 19, 2015

Show Me New Data for Show-Me State Maps

Feb. 18, 2015—Newly released US Topo maps for Missouri now feature selected trails and other substantial updates. The data for the trails is provided to the USGS through a nation-wide “crowdsourcing” project managed by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Several of the 1,196 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display public trails

February 11, 2015

New Maps for Nevada Include Trails

Newly released US Topo maps for Nevada now feature selected trails. The data for the trails is provided to the USGS through a nation-wide “crowdsourcing” project managed by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Several of the 1,785 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display public trails along with other improved data layers

February 2, 2015

President’s 2016 Budget Proposes $1.2 Billion for the USGS

RESTON, Va., Feb. 2, 2015—The President’s fiscal year 2016 budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey is $1.2 billion, an increase of nearly $150 million above the FY 2015 enacted level.  The FY16 budget reflects the vital role the USGS plays in advancing the President’s ongoing commitment to scientific discovery and innovation to support a

January 29, 2015

Citizen Scientists Submit More Than 100,000 Map Points

Jan. 29, 2015—The U.S. Geological Survey citizen science project, The National Map Corps, has realized remarkable response. In less than two years, the volunteer-based project has harvested more than 100,000 “points”. Hundreds of volunteer cartographers are making significant additions to the USGS ability to provide accurate mapping information to the public. Each point represents a structure

January 26, 2015

More Global Topographic Data to Aid Climate Change Research

RESTON, Va., Jan. 26, 2015—Improved global topographic (elevation) data are now publicly available for most of Asia (India, China, southern Siberia, Japan, Indonesia), Oceania (Australia, New Zealand), and western Pacific Islands. See diagram below for geographic coverage. Similar data were previously released by USGS for most of Africa (in September 2014) and the Western Hemisphere

January 23, 2015

USGS Groundwater Toolbox: A New Way to Analyze Hydrologic Data

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a convenient and informative new method for the analysis of groundwater and surface-water hydrologic data called the Groundwater (GW) Toolbox. The GIS-driven graphical and mapping interface is a significant advancement in USGS software for estimating base flow (the groundwater-discharge component of streamflow), surface runoff, and groundwater recharge from

January 21, 2015

ArdentMC Awarded United States Geological Survey Federal Geographic Data Committee Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract and Task Order

RESTON, Va., Jan. 20, 2015—Ardent Management Consulting (ArdentMC) announced today that it is one of 3 companies awarded a five year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in support of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) with a combined ceiling value of $47.5 million.  The task orders on this IDIQ will provide

January 20, 2015

50 Climate Change Research Projects Receive Funding

The U.S. Department of the Interior recently announced 50 new research projects with universities and other partners, awarding nearly $6 million for inquiries into the effects of climate change and community preparedness.

January 13, 2015

New Nebraska Maps Feature Trails

Newly released US Topo maps for Nebraska now feature trails provided to the USGS through a “crowdsourcing” project operated by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Several of the 1,376 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display trails along with other improved data layers such as map symbol redesign and new road source

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