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USGS Maps – Over 18 Million Served!

TweetAccording to the USGS, their maps have been downloaded by the millions since converting to digital delivery. The U.S. Geological Survey, through the National Geospatial Program, has delivered more than 18 million US Topoquadrangles and Historic Topographic Maps in the … Continue reading

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USGS Releases Drought Visualization Website – Insights on the California Drought

TweetA newly released interactive California Drought visualization website aims to provide the public with atlas-like, state-wide coverage of the drought and a timeline of its impacts on water resources.

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A new Reward from the USGS for Crowd Sourcing Citizen Scientists

Tweetan update from the USGS on their crowd-sourcing efforts… The National Map Corps (TNMCorps) data volunteers continue to make significant additions to the USGS’s ability to provide accurate mapping information and data to the public. To reward those citizen scientists, TNM Corps … Continue reading

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Mapping the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail – 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada

TweetThe Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT ) is a treasured pathway through some of the most outstanding scenic terrain in the United States. Beginning in southern California at the Mexican border, the PCT travels a total distance of … Continue reading

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The Nation is Calling for 3D Data – via the USGS

TweetThis from the USGS… The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is a national initiative to accelerate the collection of 3-dimensional elevation data, to manage the authoritative lidar and ifsar datasets, and to provide elevation products and services to everyone for applications ranging from … Continue reading

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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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