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Date published: February 2, 2015

What’s Being Done to Protect the Great Lakes?

New and improved science tools can help managers and researchers evaluate current threats and develop management strategies to protect and restore the valuable Great Lakes ecosystem.

Date published: January 29, 2015

Citizen Scientists Submit More Than 100,000 Map Points

The U.S. Geological Survey citizen science project, The National Map Corps, has realized remarkable response. In less than two years, the volunteer-based project has harvested more than 100,000 “points”. Hundreds of volunteer cartographers are making significant additions to the USGS ability to provide accurate mapping information to the public.

Date published: January 22, 2015

USGS Groundwater Toolbox: A New Way to Analyze Hydrologic Data

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a convenient and informative new method for the analysis of groundwater and surface-water hydrologic data called the Groundwater (GW) Toolbox.

Date published: January 7, 2015

By Bike, Foot or Hoof: New Arizona Maps Feature Trails

Newly released US Topo maps for Arizona now feature mountain bike trails, segments of the Arizona National Scenic Trail and Public Land Survey System data. Several of the 1,880 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display these selected new features along with other improved data layers.

Date published: January 3, 2015

New Nebraska Maps Feature Trails

Newly released US Topo maps for Nebraska now feature trails provided to the USGS through a “crowdsourcing” project operated by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Several of the 1,376 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display trails along with other improved data layers such as map symbol redesign and new road source data.

Date published: January 1, 2015

TNMCorps Newsletter - January 2015

The National Map Corps January 2015 Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 3) is now available. 

Date published: December 8, 2014

Data-driven Insights on the California Drought

A newly released interactive California Drought visualization website aims to provide the public with atlas-like, state-wide coverage of the drought and a timeline of its impacts on water resources.

Date published: December 4, 2014

New Heights of Global Topographic Data Will Aid Climate Change Research

The U.S. Geological Survey announced today that improved global topographic (elevation) data are now publicly available for North and South America, Pacific Islands, and northern Europe. Similar data for most of Africa were previously released by USGS in September. 

Date published: December 4, 2014

Get Your Wheels Spinning

As part of the continued US Topo maps revision and improvement cycle, the USGS will be including mountain bike trails to upcoming quadrangles on a state-aligned basis. 

Date published: December 1, 2014

TNMCorps Newsletter - December 2014

The National Map Corps December 2014 Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 2) is now available.

Date published: October 27, 2014

New Maine Maps Feature National Scenic Trails

Newly released US Topo maps for Maine now feature segments of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.).  Several of the 715 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display parts of the A.T. along with other improved data layers. 

Date published: October 1, 2014

TNMCorps Newsletter - October 2014

The National Map Corps October 2014 Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 1) is now available.