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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!

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View audio-described versionVideo courtesy of Scott Horvath, USGS Office of Communications and Publishing  (Public domain.)

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.

Follow us on Twitter @USGSTNM or #TNMCorps or LIKE us on Facebook!

 

Remember to add nationalmapcorps@usgs.gov to your email account's list of approved senders. 

TNMCorps regularly interacts with volunteers via nationalmapcorps@usgs.gov. Interactions include virtual badges earned, newsletters, and additional guidance. If you're not receiving our messages, it's possible that they're getting caught by a spam filter. To ensure that our messages get through, add nationalmapcorps@usgs.gov to your email account's list of approved senders. We also recommend using a personal email account when signing up since institutional accounts (i.e., *.edu, etc.) tend to have universal filters that prevent our messages from coming through.

 

 

Click here for TNMCorps Newsletters

 

 

News

Date published: September 24, 2020

Mapping Challenge Update (09/24/2020): Schools in OH, MI, & IN

Volunteers contributed almost 800 edits in the last week - EXCEPTIONAL!! This includes approximately 200 points that were removed due to either the school being closed or the wrong feature type. Thank you for helping to update The National Map!

Date published: September 24, 2020

FINISHED! City / Town Halls in MA, CT, & RI

This challenge is now complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Date published: September 24, 2020

NEW TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for City / Town Halls in IL & MO!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenges shift to the Midwest with a new challenge for city/town halls in Illinois and Missouri!