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Date published: June 16, 2014

Human Activities Increase Salt Content in Many of the Nation’s Streams

Concentrations of dissolved solids, a measure of the salt content in water, are elevated in many of the Nations streams as a result of human activities, according to a new USGS study.

Date published: June 4, 2014

Discover the Northwest with Revised Montana Maps

Just in time to explore the great outdoors this summer, newly designed US Topo maps covering Montana are now available online for free download.

Date published: May 22, 2014

Revised North Dakota, Delaware and Maryland Maps Feature New Design

US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use. Map symbols are easier to read over the digital aerial photograph layer whether the imagery is turned on or off.

Date published: May 14, 2014

Meeting the Elevation Needs of the Nation

Want to know how elevation will benefit your state? The USGS National Geospatial Program is advancing the 3D Elevation Program, known as 3DEP, in response to the growing need for high-quality three-dimensional representations of the Nation’s natural and constructed features.

Date published: April 24, 2014

Revised West Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia Maps Feature New Design

US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use. Map symbols are easier to read over the digital aerial photograph layer whether the imagery is turned on or off. Improvements to symbol definitions (color, line thickness, line symbols, area fills), layer order, and annotation fonts are additional features of this supplemental release.

Date published: April 18, 2014

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 you!  

Date published: April 1, 2014

No Foolin’ -- You Can Contribute to National Mapping

This April marks the one year anniversary of the USGS's The National Map Corps (TNMCorps) transition from a small regional pilot project in the heart of Denver, Colo., into a very successful nation-wide project.

Date published: March 25, 2014

New Utah Maps and Road Provider

Newly released US Topo maps  for Utah now feature a new commercial road data provider.

Date published: February 28, 2014

The National Map and National Atlas Merge

During this year, National Atlas of the United States and The National Map will transition into a combined single source for geospatial and cartographic information. This transformation is projected to streamline access to maps, data and information from the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP). 

Date published: February 19, 2014

Linking U.S. and Canadian Border Waters

Clearer views of waters along the U.S. and Canadian border are now possible with new seamless digital maps. These maps make it easier to solve complex water issues that require a thorough understanding of drainage systems on both sides of the International Boundary.

Date published: February 12, 2014

National Scenic Trails Added to Washington State Maps

Newly released US Topo maps  for Washington now feature segments of thePacific Crest and Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trails. 

Date published: January 22, 2014

Latest Idaho and New Mexico Quads Available

The USGS, in cooperation with other Federal agencies, has posted new Idaho US Topo quadrangles (1,193) and New Mexico quads (1,980 maps) which include Public Land Survey System (PLSS). These are added to the growing list of states west of the Mississippi River to have PLSS data added to US Topo maps.