NEW TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for City / Town Halls in NE & WY!

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TNMCorps Mapping Challenges shift to the Midwest with a new challenge for city/town halls in Nebraska and Wyoming!

As you can see from the map, much work has already been done in these states. However, there’s a handful of communities in Wyoming and several in Nebraska that still need to be collected.   

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in NE & WY

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Tips and tricks for this challenge:  

Local Government: Incorporated vs. Unincorporated 

  1. Municipalities in Wyoming consist of cities and towns.   
  2. Nebraska’s municipalities consist of cities and villages.  
  3. 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. Remember to confirm each entry in a list with an authoritative source (e.g., the city or village’s website) before using it to update the map.   
  2. See the How to Spot an Authoritative (Re)Source article in our November 2017 newsletter for more information on why this is important.   

WYOMING 

  1. The Wyoming Association of Municipalities contains a directory of members (i.e., towns and cities) with addresses and websites.  
  2. Wikipedia also contains a list of cities and towns.  

NEBRASKA 

  1. The League of Nebraska Municipalities maintains a list of member cities and villages along with websites.  
  2. Wikipedia also contains separate lists of cities and villages

 

Proper Point Placement 

Our November 2018 newsletter includes an article on aerial interpretation for city/town hall structures. This article walks you through how to identify which building to place a point on when examining aerial imagery. 

 

Interested in collecting city/town halls elsewhere? 

We’re collecting city/town halls nationally, so feel free to research these features throughout the U.S.  Other priority states include (in order of priority) Arizona, Nevada, and California.  Note that only city/town halls in Nebraska and Wyoming will count towards this challenge.   

 

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