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Date published: July 23, 2015

Mount McKinley Elevation Survey Results Coming Soon

A team of four climbers has recently returned from the highest point in North America with new survey data to determine a more precise summit height of Mount McKinley. It is anticipated the new elevation finding will be announced in late August.

Date published: July 20, 2015

3DEP Data Acquisition Opportunity - FY15/16 Broad Agency Announcement

On July 17, 2015, the USGS issued the FY15/FY16 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). The BAA provides detailed information on how to partner with the USGS and other Federal agencies to acquire high-quality 3D Elevation data.

Date published: June 15, 2015

Highest Peak in North America to be Surveyed

A new GPS survey of Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America, will update the commonly accepted elevation of McKinley’s peak, 20,320 ft. The last survey was completed in 1953.

Date published: June 10, 2015

USGS Webinar: Using The National Map Services to Enable Your Web and Mobile Mapping Efforts

Are you a developer, firm, or organization using mobile or web applications to enable your users? The USGS has publicly available geospatial services and data to help your application development and enhancement.

Date published: May 20, 2015

Louisiana Quads Add Trails and Survey Data

Several of the 812 new US Topo quadrangles for Louisiana now display public trails along with improved data layers. Other significant additions include public land survey system information (PLSS), redesign of map symbols, enhanced railroad information and new road source data.

Date published: May 19, 2015

State and Regional 3DEP Stakeholder Workshops Underway

The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program is developing the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional (3D) representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features.

Date published: April 15, 2015

Do You Like to Map? Take the Mapping Challenge!

Volunteer citizen-mappers continue to make significant contributions to the USGS ability to provide accurate mapping information to the public. Recently, volunteers were asked to update all of the law enforcement structure points in Tennessee. The volunteers answered the call and added, verified, edited, or deleted an amazing 440 points!

Date published: April 6, 2015

New National Geospatial Program Director Announced

The U.S. Geological Survey is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Tischler to the position of the Director, National Geospatial Program (NGP), starting Monday, April 6th.

Date published: March 25, 2015

First Round of Lidar BAA Awards Released

The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program is pleased to announce the first round of awards resulting from the USGS Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), initially issued on July 18, 2014. (Solicitation Number: G14PS00574).

Date published: February 18, 2015

Show Me New Data for Show-Me State Maps

Newly released US Topo maps for Missouri now feature selected trails and other substantial updates. 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: 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.