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Date published: December 12, 2019

FINISHED!! Mapping Challenge for City / Town Hall Structures in OH and WV

This challenge is now finished!  Thank you to everyone who participated!

Date published: November 27, 2019

TNMCorps Newsletter - November 2019

The National Map Corps November 2019 Newsletter (Vol. 5, Issue 5) is now available.

Date published: November 12, 2019

Mapping Challenge Results: Cemeteries in Calhoun, Jackson, and Kalamazoo Counties, MI

This challenge is now complete!!  Thank you to everyone who contributed!  Here is a time lapse of our volunteer contributions for this challenge:

Date published: November 12, 2019

Celebrating 10 years

The National Geospatial Technical Operations Centers in Rolla, Missouri and Lakewood, Colorado are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their current organizational structure on November 13, 2019. 

Date published: November 6, 2019

NEW Mapping Challenge!! City / Town Halls in Michigan

City/town halls are now being added to upcoming revisions of US Topo maps!  Our volunteers have been steadily collecting these structures in the eastern states, however...

Date published: November 6, 2019

Mapping Challenge Results: Schools in Wayne Co, MI

This challenge is now complete!!  Thank you to everyone who contributed!  Here are the summary results and a time lapse of our volunteer contributions for this challenge.

Date published: November 4, 2019

FINISHED!! Cemeteries in Calhoun, Jackson, and Kalamazoo Counties, Michigan

This challenge is now COMPLETE! Thank you to everyone to participated!

Date published: October 24, 2019

NEW!! Interactive Web Map for the TNMCorps Mapping Challenges!

Some of our tried and true editors have probably noticed that our recent mapping challenges have not been accompanied by an interactive web map.  This is because we've been busy behind the scenes working on a new platform for the Interactive Challenge Map.  

The wait is over and the moment is finally here!  Announcing our new Interactive Challenge Map!

Date published: October 24, 2019

FINISHED!! Mapping Challenge for Schools in Wayne Co, MI

This challenge is now CLOSED!  Thank you to all who contributed!

Date published: October 24, 2019

USGS Releases New Lidar Base Specification

The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program (NGP) has released a new version of the USGS Lidar Base Specification (LBS) that defines deliverables for nationally consistent lidar data acquisitions.

Date published: October 23, 2019

FY20 U.S. Geological Survey Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation Program Released

Partnership opportunities for the acquisition of lidar data issued.

Date published: October 23, 2019

USGS Digital Elevation Models (DEM) Switching to New Distribution Format

In support of ongoing efforts to provide efficient, cloud ready, open data formats, the U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program is announcing plans to migrate its 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) Digital Elevation Models (DEM) to a new data delivery format called Cloud Optimized Geotiff (COG) during the first half of fiscal year 2020.