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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.

Date published: June 10, 2015

USGS Webinar: Using The National Map Services to Enable Your Web and Mobile Mapping Efforts

Are you a developer, firm, or organization using mobile or web applications to enable your users? The USGS has publicly available geospatial services and data to help your application development and enhancement.

Date published: June 1, 2015

TNMCorps Newsletter - June 2015

The National Map Corps June 2015 Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 5) is now available.

Date published: May 20, 2015

Louisiana Quads Add Trails and Survey Data

Several of the 812 new US Topo quadrangles for Louisiana now display public trails along with improved data layers. Other significant additions include public land survey system information (PLSS), redesign of map symbols, enhanced railroad information and new road source data.

Date published: May 19, 2015

State and Regional 3DEP Stakeholder Workshops Underway

The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program is developing the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional (3D) representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features.

Date published: April 15, 2015

Do You Like to Map? Take the Mapping Challenge!

Volunteer citizen-mappers continue to make significant contributions to the USGS ability to provide accurate mapping information to the public. Recently, volunteers were asked to update all of the law enforcement structure points in Tennessee. The volunteers answered the call and added, verified, edited, or deleted an amazing 440 points!

Date published: April 7, 2015

Multiple Satellite Eyes to Track Algal Threat to U.S. Freshwater

Four federal agencies including the U.S. Geological Survey have joined forces in an effort to transform satellite data into vital information to protect the American public from freshwater contaminated by harmful algal blooms.

Date published: April 7, 2015

Seeing into Water in New Ways: The Visualizing Nutrients Challenge

The U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Blue Legacy International (a nonprofit organization) announce the Visualizing Nutrients Challenge, an innovation competition with $15,000 in cash prizes.

Date published: April 6, 2015

New National Geospatial Program Director Announced

The U.S. Geological Survey is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Tischler to the position of the Director, National Geospatial Program (NGP), starting Monday, April 6th.

Date published: April 1, 2015

Golden State Quads Add Trails

Several of the 2,798 new US Topo quadrangles for California now display public trails along with segments of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Also the new maps now show improved data layers such as public land survey information, map symbol redesign, enhanced railroad information and new road source data.

Date published: March 25, 2015

First Round of Lidar BAA Awards Released

The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program is pleased to announce the first round of awards resulting from the USGS Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), initially issued on July 18, 2014. (Solicitation Number: G14PS00574).

Date published: March 1, 2015

TNMCorps Newsletter - March 2015

The National Map Corps March 2015 Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 4) is now available.