Science Support

The National Map Corps

TNMCorps is an online crowdsourcing mapping project with volunteers successfully editing structures in all 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Click here to go to the The National Map Corps Editor

As part of The National Map, structures include schools, hospitals, post offices, police stations, cemeteries, and other important public buildings. By updating and verifying structures data, volunteers are making significant contributions to USGS National Structures Database, The National Map, and ultimately U.S. Topo Maps!

Anyone with an interest in contributing can volunteer. It is easy to sign up and get started! All you need is access to the internet, an email address, and a willingness to learn. “How to” documentation including a comprehensive User Guide and a Quick Start Guide will have you up and editing quickly. Begin editing in your own hometown or anywhere in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Volunteers earn virtual badges for participating and are recognized for their contributions (with permission) via USGS and National Map social media.

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Click here for TNMCorps Newsletters




Date published: April 2, 2020

Mapping Challenge Update (04/02/2020): Schools in GA & SC

Over 500 edits came in for this challenge since last week, so keep up the good work!

Date published: April 2, 2020

FINISHED! TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for Schools in AR

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

Date published: April 2, 2020

Mapping Challenge Update (04/02/2020): City / Town Hall Structures in GA & SC

This challenge is coming along nicely with another 60 points added since last week!