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Date published: December 1, 2015

TNMCorps Newsletter - December 2015

The National Map Corps December 2015 Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 8) is now available. 

Date published: November 19, 2015

US Topo Maps Reach Milestone

With the release of new US Topo maps for Illinois and South Dakota, the USGS has completed the second, three-year cycle of revising and updating electronic US Topo quadrangles. This means that since late 2009, the USGS has published nearly every map in the conterminous U.S., twice.

Date published: November 18, 2015

Collect Points - Get The Patch

Using crowdsourcing techniques, the USGS project known as The National Map Corps (TNMCorps) encourages volunteer “citizen scientists” to collect manmade structure data such as police stations, schools, hospitals and cemeteries...

Date published: October 27, 2015

Getting Recognized for Volunteer Mapping Efforts

Volunteers are being recognized and earning custom badges for making significant contributions to the U.S. Geological Survey's ability to provide accurate and timely information to the public.

Date published: October 1, 2015

TNMCorps Newsletter - October 2015

The National Map Corps October 2015 Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 7) is now available.

Date published: September 17, 2015

Numbers Encouraging, but Shark Bites Still Problematic for Sea Otter Recovery

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The recovery of southern sea otters appears to have taken an upturn, according to results from the annual California sea otter survey released by the U.S. Geological Survey today. Yet despite an overall increase in sea otter abundance, sharks have been “taking a bite” out of the portion of the population that could fuel expansion into new areas.

Date published: September 16, 2015

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

Recently released US Topo maps for Florida now feature more trails using data provided by the U.S. Forest Service as well as trail information from other federal, state and private sources.

Date published: September 2, 2015

New Elevation for Nation’s Highest Peak

A new, official height for Denali has been measured at 20,310 feet, just 10 feet less than the previous elevation of 20,320 feet which was established using 1950’s era technology.

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.