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Date published: June 21, 2016

New GIS-Ready Topographic Map Style Template Released


Map Viewer Enhancements: Upgrades to The National Map Viewer increase the platform capabilities and user experience; released in time to be highlighted at the Esri UC in San Diego. 

Date published: June 1, 2016

TNMCorps Newsletter - June 2016

The National Map Corps June 2016 Newsletter (Vol. 2, Issue 3) is now available. 

Date published: May 25, 2016

Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Project Proposals Announced

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and sponsors, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), in collaboration with the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Participants, announce a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Interoperability Program’s Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Phase-2 (Arctic SDP) initiative.

Date published: May 25, 2016

Updated US Topo maps for Kentucky

Updated US Topo maps for Kentucky available for free download; add Census Bureau road data, wetlands layer and select trails.

Date published: May 20, 2016

Making Your Mark on a Map

The USGS citizen science project, The National Map Corps, has reached another major milestone. Just over a year after reaching 100,000 “points”, volunteers have more than doubled the number of points collected to support The National Map.

Date published: May 4, 2016

Lone Star Quads Featured

The East Austin, Texas quadrangle is the updated "feature map" on the US Topo and Historical Topographic Map Collection websites.

Date published: April 28, 2016

Copper Plates Gone (Sort of)

The General Services Administration has completed the donation or sale of nearlly 4,000 excess sets of historic USGS engraved copper map plates.

Date published: April 12, 2016

USGS Continues to Write History

The fourth volume of the comprehensive history of the U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals, Lands, and Geology for the Common Defence and General Welfare: Volume 4, 1939‒1961, has been issued as an electronic document.

Date published: April 5, 2016

New Maps for Texas and Oklahoma Released

Updated US Topo maps for Texas and Oklahoma available for download; add Census Bureau road data, wetlands layer and select trails

Date published: April 1, 2016

TNMCorps Newsletter - April 2016

The National Map Corps April 2016 Newsletter (Vol. 2, Issue 2) is now available. 

Date published: March 24, 2016

3D Elevation – We’ve Got You Covered in all 50 States

How 3D Elevation Can Benefit Each State and Puerto Rico