NEW TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for City / Town Halls in FL!

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Time to visit the beach!  Here is a new challenge for city/town halls in Florida!

As you can see from the map, there are many points yet to be collected.     

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in FL

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Tips and tricks for this challenge:  

Local Government: Incorporated vs. Unincorporated 

  1. Florida’s local government consists of cities, towns, and villages
  2. See the Cities vs. Towns vs. Villages article in our September 2019 newsletter for more information on the different types of governing bodies. 

 

Possible Sources 

  1. The Florida League of Cities contains a municipal directory with corresponding city websites. 
  2. Wikipedia also contains a list of communities in Florida
  3. Remember to find an authoritative source (e.g., the city or village’s website) for each feature before adding it to the web editor.   
  4. Not sure why we can’t just rely on information provided in a cumulative list?  See the How to Spot an Authoritative (Re)Source article in our November 2017 newsletter for more information.   

 

Proper Point Placement 

  1. Our November 2018 newsletter includes an article on aerial interpretation for city/town hall structures. This article walks you through the process of using aerial imagery to find the correct building on which to place a point. 

 

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): ME, VT, and NH.  However, note that only city/town halls for FL 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!