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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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USGS Science Data Challenge Winners

TweetRecently, the USGS invited developers, information scientists, biologists/ecologists, and scientific data visualization specialists to create applications for selected USGS datasets, presenting them in innovative and informative new ways – see App-lifying USGS Earth Science Data. The winner for Best Overall … Continue reading

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National Map Corps to Help Crowd Source the National Map

TweetDetails of a crowd-sourcing effort is being touted by the USGS and partners in the National Map.  The agency is looking for crowd participants to help enhance the National Map and currently has some 18 States open for data editing, … Continue reading

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First Images Released From Newest Landsat Earth Observation Satellite

TweetSome of the first images released from the USGS from Landsat 8 gives us a look at the Colorado Front Range as well as an amazing view of last summer’s wildfire burn just west of Fort Collins, CO.  About the … Continue reading

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With Landsat 8 DOI / NASA Partnership to Strengthen STEM Careers

TweetThis news on the heel of the launch of the next generation of the LDCM and the continuation of the Landsat program – the satellite is expected to transmit images and data about the Earth within 100 days. Salazar today  … Continue reading

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