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National Geospatial Program
Browse or search the repository below for National Geospatial Program (NGP) news, announcements, events, project updates, and more.
The holidays are always a busy and sometimes stressful time of year: food to cook, houses to clean, trips to plan, gifts to buy, family to coordinate, the list goes on. So we completely understand that editing data for The National Map Corps might not be high on your list of priorities these days. --*Sigh*
The USGS National Hydrography Dataset Newsletter, Vol. 17, No. 10, October 2018 has been released and posted for viewing.
The National Map Corps encourages and leverages volunteer citizen scientists to update structure data to The National Map. To reward, recognize and motivate these participants, the program awards “virtual” badges for increasing levels of edits and submission.
The “USGS Topo Base Map” service named “USGS Topo” has been refreshed with new data and design changes. In addition, several of the “Data Availability”, or “Data Index” services have new cloud hosted URLs.
The USGS National Hydrography Dataset Newsletter, Vol. 17, No. 9, September 2018 has been released and posted for viewing.
Partnership opportunities for the acquisition of lidar data issued.
The USGS National Hydrography Dataset Newsletter, Vol. 17, No. 8, August 2018 has been released and posted for viewing.
North American National Mapping Meeting -
- May, 9-10, 2018, Reston, VA
Calling for nominations to honor outstanding accomplishments to the spatial data infrastructure mission of the Department of Interior
In support of ongoing efforts to provide efficient, cloud ready, open data formats for the use of lidar data, the USGS National Geospatial Program and its associated 3D Elevation Program is transitioning all of its lidar data distribution files to LAZ format by September 30, 2018.