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Date published: August 19, 2015

New Cowboy State Maps Add U.S. Forest Service Data

Newly released US Topo maps for Wyoming now feature more trails using data provided by the U.S. Forest Service such as the recreational trails in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Date published: August 1, 2015

TNMCorps Newsletter - August 2015

The National Map Corps August 2015 Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 6) is now available.

Date published: July 30, 2015

New England Maps Adding Trails

Several of the new US Topo quadrangles for New Hampshire and Vermont now display parts of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.) and other selected public trails.

Date published: July 28, 2015

New Magnolia State Maps Adding Trails

Several of the 772 new US Topo quadrangles for Mississippi now display parts of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail and other selected public trails. Further significant additions to the new quadrangles include map symbol redesign, enhanced railroad information and new road source data.

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: June 1, 2015

TNMCorps Newsletter - June 2015

The National Map Corps June 2015 Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 5) is now available.

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!