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Date published: February 11, 2015

New Maps for Nevada Include Trails

Newly released US Topo maps for Nevada now feature selected trails. The data for the trails is provided to the USGS through a nation-wide “crowdsourcing” project managed by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA).

Date published: January 29, 2015

Citizen Scientists Submit More Than 100,000 Map Points

The U.S. Geological Survey citizen science project, The National Map Corps, has realized remarkable response. In less than two years, the volunteer-based project has harvested more than 100,000 “points”. Hundreds of volunteer cartographers are making significant additions to the USGS ability to provide accurate mapping information to the public.

Date published: January 7, 2015

By Bike, Foot or Hoof: New Arizona Maps Feature Trails

Newly released US Topo maps for Arizona now feature mountain bike trails, segments of the Arizona National Scenic Trail and Public Land Survey System data. Several of the 1,880 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display these selected new features along with other improved data layers.

Date published: January 3, 2015

New Nebraska Maps Feature Trails

Newly released US Topo maps for Nebraska now feature trails provided to the USGS through a “crowdsourcing” project operated by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Several of the 1,376 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display trails along with other improved data layers such as map symbol redesign and new road source data.

Date published: January 1, 2015

TNMCorps Newsletter - January 2015

The National Map Corps January 2015 Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 3) is now available. 

Date published: December 4, 2014

Get Your Wheels Spinning

As part of the continued US Topo maps revision and improvement cycle, the USGS will be including mountain bike trails to upcoming quadrangles on a state-aligned basis. 

Date published: December 1, 2014

TNMCorps Newsletter - December 2014

The National Map Corps December 2014 Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 2) is now available.

Date published: October 22, 2014

Revised Alabama Maps Feature New Design

This new design was launched earlier this year and is now part of the new US Topo quadrangles for Alabama (840 maps), replacing the first edition US Topo maps for the states.

Date published: October 1, 2014

TNMCorps Newsletter - October 2014

The National Map Corps October 2014 Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 1) is now available.

Date published: September 15, 2014

New Oregon Maps Feature National Scenic Trails

Newly released US Topo maps for Oregon now feature segments of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Several of the 1,835 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display parts of the Trail along with other improved data layers.

Date published: September 4, 2014

National Scenic Trails Added to Revised Michigan Maps

Newly released US Topo maps for Michigan now feature segments of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Several of the 1,290 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display parts of the Trail along with other improved data layers.

Date published: July 28, 2014

Take a Trip to the Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands are now available for structure updates with The National Map Corps crowd-sourcing volunteers