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Date published: August 16, 2017

Collaboration in a Disaster

To illustrate the USGS and FEMA working together in the 2016 Louisiana flood response, the agency has released an interactive Story Map.

Date published: August 9, 2017

Mapping Challenge: Illinois Schools

The National Map Corps is requesting volunteer assistance to verify geographic information related to education structures in Illinois.

Date published: August 9, 2017

Mapping Challenge: Illinois Schools

The National Map Corps is requesting volunteer assistance to verify geographic information related to education structures in Illinois.

Date published: July 31, 2017

Mapping Public Lands in the United States

The Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) is the official inventory of public parks and other protected areas in all U.S. states and territories.

Date published: July 28, 2017

The 3D Elevation Program and America's Infrastructure

The USGS is seeing a dramatic increase in the use of 3D geospatial data for infrastructure planning, modeling and construction

Date published: July 27, 2017

Exploring the Nation's waterways through the National Hydrography Dataset Plus

Interested in finding a good river to float down this hot summer? Or a favorite fishing hole? Ever wonder where those blue lines mapping the rivers, streams and lakes on the US Topo and other maps come from?

Date published: July 26, 2017

Volunteering to Map the Nation

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

Date published: July 24, 2017

Alaska Mapping Update

The USGS continues to collect high resolution elevation data, contributing to greatly improved Alaska map data

Date published: July 21, 2017

Challenge Accepted

USGS crowd-sourcing project volunteers have updated more than 1,200 Post Office locations and data in Illinois

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.