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Date published: July 20, 2017

Landslide Assistance from the Air

The USGS uses cutting edge technologies to investigate and forecast landslides and other natural hazards.

Date published: July 19, 2017

Historical Maps at Your Fingertips

Earlier this month, the USGS launched “TopoView 2.1”, an enhancement to the current popular TopoView mapping service that lets users discover, interact, and download historical USGS topographic maps scans.

Date published: July 18, 2017

Volunteering for Science

Citizen Scientists edit structures to improve US Topo Maps and along the way earn virtual badges.

Date published: July 13, 2017

USGS represented at the International Cartographic Conference

Recently, representatives from the USGS National Geospatial Program and National Geospatial Technical Operations Center participated in the 2017 International Cartographic Conference in Washington, DC.

Date published: July 12, 2017

Mapping Volunteers in the Spotlight

As the USGS continues to celebrate “Mapping Month”, we again promote noteworthy contributors to The National Map Corps “crowdsourcing” project.

Date published: July 11, 2017

USGS Topo Base Map Updates

An updated “USGS Topo Base Map” service named “USGS Topo” includes some new design changes and refreshed data content.

Date published: July 6, 2017

Volunteering for Science

The National Map Corps recognizes major volunteers to national mapping efforts

Date published: July 5, 2017

Finding Yourself Outdoors

Updated USGS digital topographic maps feature more trails and other recreation points of interest

Date published: July 3, 2017

Mapping Month

Everything happens at a place, the place matters, and the USGS has the science of place.

Date published: June 8, 2017

Mapping Challenge: Illinois Post Offices

The National Map Corps is requesting volunteer assistance to verify Post Office information in Illinois

Date published: May 4, 2017

Introducing the NHDPlus High Resolution: A new framework for water-related information

Great strides made toward a national hydrography framework with release of the initial USGS NHDPlus High Resolution datasets.

Date published: April 20, 2017

National Hydrography Dataset / Watershed Boundary Dataset Map Service Improvement

As part of an ongoing effort to improve the suite of hydrography web-based map services, the USGS will separate the services for the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD).