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Date published: November 6, 2019

NEW Mapping Challenge!! City / Town Halls in Michigan

City/town halls are now being added to upcoming revisions of US Topo maps!  Our volunteers have been steadily collecting these structures in the eastern states, however...

Date published: November 6, 2019

Mapping Challenge Results: Schools in Wayne Co, MI

This challenge is now complete!!  Thank you to everyone who contributed!  Here are the summary results and a time lapse of our volunteer contributions for this challenge.

Date published: November 5, 2019

The Chesapeake Bay gets some good news

EARTH Magazine — by Mary Caperton Morton — November 4, 2019

Date published: November 4, 2019

FINISHED!! Cemeteries in Calhoun, Jackson, and Kalamazoo Counties, Michigan

This challenge is now COMPLETE! Thank you to everyone to participated!

Date published: October 24, 2019

NEW!! Interactive Web Map for the TNMCorps Mapping Challenges!

Some of our tried and true editors have probably noticed that our recent mapping challenges have not been accompanied by an interactive web map.  This is because we've been busy behind the scenes working on a new platform for the Interactive Challenge Map.  

The wait is over and the moment is finally here!  Announcing our new Interactive Challenge Map!

Date published: October 24, 2019

FINISHED!! Mapping Challenge for Schools in Wayne Co, MI

This challenge is now CLOSED!  Thank you to all who contributed!

Date published: October 24, 2019

Research examines the health of yellow perch as an indicator of the health of the Chesapeake Bay, urbanization, and even changing weather patterns

University of Maryland College of Agriculture & Natural Resources — by Samantha Watters — October 24, 2019

Date published: October 24, 2019

USGS Releases New Lidar Base Specification

The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program (NGP) has released a new version of the USGS Lidar Base Specification (LBS) that defines deliverables for nationally consistent lidar data acquisitions.

Date published: October 23, 2019

FY20 U.S. Geological Survey Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation Program Released

Partnership opportunities for the acquisition of lidar data issued.

Date published: October 23, 2019

USGS Digital Elevation Models (DEM) Switching to New Distribution Format

In support of ongoing efforts to provide efficient, cloud ready, open data formats, the U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program is announcing plans to migrate its 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) Digital Elevation Models (DEM) to a new data delivery format called Cloud Optimized Geotiff (COG) during the first half of fiscal year 2020.

Date published: October 14, 2019

Executive Review: 2019 Mid-Atlantic Smallmouth Bass Health Assessment

Potomac Riverkeeper Network — October 14, 2019

Date published: October 3, 2019

Volunteers Mapping the Nation

A dedicated and prolific citizen science volunteer with The National Map Corps endorses participation in TNMCorps project.