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National Map’s Historical Topographic Map Collection – 178,000 historical topographic maps of the US

TweetHere’s a fabulous digital archive with tens of thousands of maps for your viewing and printing pleasure! Available in time for the Fourth of July and able to be accessed on all digital devices, the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer brings to … Continue reading

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Update on USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative

TweetAn update on 3DEP from the USGS… The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation’s natural and constructed … Continue reading

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National Climate Change Viewer (NCCV) Unveiled

TweetSomething news from the US DOI in this climate viewing tool – The new tool gives citizens and resource managers the opportunity to look at climate-driven impacts on watersheds and map projected changes at the local, regional, state and watershed … Continue reading

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West Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia USGS Topo Quads Available

TweetAn update via the USGS and the natioanl map program… Latest West Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia Quads Available: New US Topomaps for West Virginia (418 quads), New Jersey (150 quads) and Georgia (952 quads) have been posted to the USGS Map Locator … Continue reading

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Google Map Gallery – One Click USGS Topo Downloads and more!

TweetSo you need USGS topos do you? After years and years the USGS topo data is still a hot ticket item that many Geo professionals rely on for their basemaps. Since the dawn of time these data have been quite … Continue reading

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The USGS national map of onshore wind turbines

TweetWind energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors of renewable energy in the United States. About 3% of the total electricity in the United States was generated by wind turbines in 2012 (according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration), which … Continue reading

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A correlation between NCAA mascots on the endangered species list and on-field success?

TweetAn interesting research effort via the USGS asks Could Species Conservation be Key to Winning a College Football National Championship? This via the USGS… Believe it or not, sports analysts may want to pay attention to a different set of … Continue reading

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The USGS is Putting the Planet on the Map

TweetA recent update from the USGS shares that there are now more than 400 new topographic maps available for the state of Alaska. These new maps that update and detail the physical features of the state are part of the … Continue reading

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Useful USGS Flood data resources and Alert notification services

TweetFor those of you interested in monitoring not only the flood waters in Colorado but also for any location there’s some very useful resources available from the USGS to keep in mind. First and foremost, there’s the USGS Colorado Water … Continue reading

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New Maps Covering IN, IA, NC, PA, and VA available from USGS

TweetTo keep pace with a rapid schedule and increasing demand, the USGS has posted new US Topo quadrangles covering Indiana(640 maps), Iowa (1,011 maps), North Carolina (833 maps), Pennsylvania (798 maps) and Virginia (596 maps). These new quads replace the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Map Data Collection Opportunities to Build the National Map

TweetHave you ever wanted to contribute to the National Map? Well, now that the USGS has embraced the crowd there’s an opportunity for you to do just that! If you have access to the Internet and are willing to dedicate … Continue reading

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Landsat 8, officially began its mission on May 30, 2013

TweetThe latest in the Landsat series of Earth observation satellites, Landsat 8, officially began its mission on May 30. The purpose is to extend an unparalleled four-decade record of Earth’s land surface as seen from space.  NASA launched the Landsat … Continue reading

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