NEW TNMCorps Lightning Challenge for City / Town Halls in Idaho!

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Topo maps continue to be updated in the West, so here’s a new challenge for city/town halls in Idaho!

Most of the city/town halls have already been collected for Idaho, however these need to be reviewed by a Peer Reviewer or Advanced Editor.  There are also a small handful of points that still have yet to be added.  Therefore, we thought this would create a great opportunity for a LIGHTNING challenge!  

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in Idaho

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Since this is a smaller challenge, there will not be an interactive web map that accompanies it.  To find these green points in the web editor, set the drop-down filters on the edit tab to “City / Town Halls Only” and “Edited Only.”

TNMCorps Web Editor: Filters

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Not sure what a point’s border colors mean?

Each border color represents a certain stage in our tiered editing process. Our November 2018 newsletter has an article titled "Editor Roles and Point Colors" that describes this process further.

TNMCorps Point Border Colors

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Tips and Tricks for this challenge

Local Government: Incorporated vs. Unincorporated 

  1. Idaho's local government primarily consists of municipalities

 

Possible Sources 

  1. Remember to find an authoritative source (e.g., the city or village’s website) for each feature before adding it to the web editor. 

  2. Idaho’s website contains a list of all the cities in the state.  

  3. Wikipedia also contains a list of cities in the state.  

  4. See the "American FactFinder Tutorial" article in our November 2019 newsletter for tips on using American FactFinder to identify local governing entities. 

 

Interested in collecting city/town halls elsewhere? 

Remember that we’re collecting city/town halls nationally, so feel free to research these features throughout the entire U.S.  Other priority states include (in order of priority): MT, ND, SD, AR, GA, and SC.  Note that only city/town halls for ID will count towards this challenge.   

If you have any questions during the mapping process, reach out to us at nationalmapcorps@usgs.gov and someone will be happy to assist!  Thank you for all that you do, and happy mapping!