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Date published: September 2, 2015

USGS Engravings: Update on Public Sales

From the 1880s to the 1950s, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) engraved information from its surveys on metal plates (usually copper) as part of a lithographic printing process to reproduce topographic and geologic maps, geologic cross sections, and other illustrations. The engraved plates show point and line symbols and text for topography, hydrography, geology, and cultural features.

Date published: August 19, 2015

New Cowboy State Maps Add U.S. Forest Service Data

Newly released US Topo maps for Wyoming now feature more trails using data provided by the U.S. Forest Service such as the recreational trails in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Date published: August 10, 2015

Geologic Map of Baranof Island, Southeastern Alaska Now Online

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In the 20th century, Baranof Island in Southeastern Alaska has drawn attention for its gold, chrome and nickel deposits, timber industry, potential activity of the dormant Mount Edgecumbe volcano, and for numerous commercially developed hot springs.

Date published: August 1, 2015

TNMCorps Newsletter - August 2015

The National Map Corps August 2015 Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 6) is now available.

Date published: July 30, 2015

New England Maps Adding Trails

Several of the new US Topo quadrangles for New Hampshire and Vermont now display parts of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.) and other selected public trails.

Date published: July 28, 2015

New Magnolia State Maps Adding Trails

Several of the 772 new US Topo quadrangles for Mississippi now display parts of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail and other selected public trails. Further significant additions to the new quadrangles include map symbol redesign, enhanced railroad information and new road source data.

Date published: July 23, 2015

Mount McKinley Elevation Survey Results Coming Soon

A team of four climbers has recently returned from the highest point in North America with new survey data to determine a more precise summit height of Mount McKinley. It is anticipated the new elevation finding will be announced in late August.

Date published: July 20, 2015

3DEP Data Acquisition Opportunity - FY15/16 Broad Agency Announcement

On July 17, 2015, the USGS issued the FY15/FY16 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). The BAA provides detailed information on how to partner with the USGS and other Federal agencies to acquire high-quality 3D Elevation data.

Date published: July 16, 2015

40 Years of North Pacific Seabird Survey Data Now Online

The U.S. Geological Survey today released the North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database — a massive online resource compiling the results of 40 years of surveys by biologists from the United States, Canada, Japan and Russia. The database documents the abundance and distribution of 160 seabird and 41 marine mammal species over a 10 million-square-mile region of the North Pacific.

Date published: June 26, 2015

USGS Welcomes European Space Agency’s New Land Observing Satellite

The U.S. Geological Survey salutes the European Space Agency (ESA) on the successful June 23 launch of its Sentinel-2A satellite, the second satellite to be launched in Europe’s Copernicus environment monitoring program.

Date published: June 18, 2015

A New Era of Space Collaboration between Australia and U.S.

On June 18, 2015 in Canberra, Australia, the U.S. Geological Survey and Geoscience Australia signed a comprehensive new partnership to maximize land remote sensing operations and data that can help to address issues of national and international significance.

Date published: June 15, 2015

Highest Peak in North America to be Surveyed

A new GPS survey of Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America, will update the commonly accepted elevation of McKinley’s peak, 20,320 ft. The last survey was completed in 1953.