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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.

Date published: September 23, 2014

We Will Rock You - Geologic Map Day

Celebrate the third annual Geologic Map Day! On October 17, as a part of the Earth Science Week 2014 activities, join leading geoscience organizations in promoting awareness of the importance of geologic mapping to society.

Date published: September 15, 2014

New Oregon Maps Feature National Scenic Trails

Newly released US Topo maps for Oregon now feature segments of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Several of the 1,835 new US Topo quadrangles for the state now display parts of the Trail along with other improved data layers.

Date published: July 28, 2014

Take a Trip to the Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands are now available for structure updates with The National Map Corps crowd-sourcing volunteers