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Date published: March 28, 2018

The 3D Elevation Program – Flood Risk Management

Flooding is the leading cause of Presidential disaster declarations. On average, the water hazard has resulted in more than 80 fatalities and cost the U.S. nearly $8 billion annually.

Date published: March 13, 2018

Lidar Base Specification Version 1.3 Released

The US Geological Survey National Geospatial Program has released a new version of the USGS Lidar Base Specification that defines deliverables for nationally consistent lidar data acquisitions.

Date published: March 2, 2018

CMGP Lidar Coordinator selected to serve as USGS Federal Point of Contact/Coordinator for 3D Nation Elevation Requirements and Benefits Study

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Geology Program and Chair of the USGS Lidar Points of Contact Working Group, was selected by the USGS National Geospatial Program to serve as the USGS Federal Point of Contact for the national 3D Nation Elevation Requirements and Benefits Study, coordinating survey nominations across Mission Areas and Regions and compiling responses...

Date published: March 2, 2018

USGS Scientist Attends Oceanology International as part of Xprize Delegation

Christina Kellogg (SPCMSC Research Microbiologist) will attend Oceanology International in London, England, March 13–15, in her capacity as a judge for the Shell Ocean Discovery Xprize.

Date published: March 1, 2018

TNMCorps Newsletter - March 2018

The National Map Corps March 2018 Newsletter (Vol. 4, Issue 2) is now available. 

Date published: February 27, 2018

Making your Mark on a Map: Volunteer map editors contribute more than 300,000 map points

The USGS citizen science project, The National Map Corps, has reached another major milestone.

Date published: February 8, 2018

National Geospatial Program Garners Elevation Award

The USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) team has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 “LIDAR Leader Award”, presented February 5 at the International LIDAR Mapping Forum in Denver.

Date published: January 1, 2018

TNMCorps Newsletter - January 2018

The National Map Corps January 2018 Newsletter (Vol. 4, Issue 1) is now available. 

Date published: November 16, 2017

Best Student Geological Map Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 5th Annual Best Student Geologic Map Competition, held at the Geological Society of America's recent Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Date published: November 7, 2017

NHD and WBD Map Services Moving to the Cloud

As part of an ongoing effort to improve performance and reliability for the suite of USGS Hydrography web-based map services, the USGS is migrating the National Hydrography Dataset and Watershed Boundary Dataset services to a Cloud location.

Date published: November 1, 2017

TNMCorps Newsletter - November 2017

The National Map Corps November 2017 Newsletter (Vol. 3, Issue 6) is now available. 

Date published: October 25, 2017

New Database available: USGS Releases "Species of Greatest Conservation Need” Lists

The USGS announces the release of the Species of Greatest Conservation Need national database. The SGCN lists are part of the State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) process and identify the species most in need of conservation action in that state or territory. In total, 16,420 species have been included in the SGCN national list.