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Date published: June 26, 2018

The 3D Elevation Program Distributing Lidar Data in LAZ Format

In support of ongoing efforts to provide efficient, cloud ready, open data formats for the use of lidar data, the USGS National Geospatial Program and its associated 3D Elevation Program is transitioning all of its lidar data distribution files to LAZ format by September 30, 2018.

Date published: June 19, 2018

geo163 Takes Off

A prolific map editor and longtime volunteer with The National Map Corps has reached the top program award.

Date published: May 31, 2018

USGS Hurricane Response Met Challenges in 2017, Prepares for 2018

No one has a crystal ball to foresee what will happen during the 2018 hurricane season that begins June 1, but NOAA forecasters say there’s a 75 percent chance this hurricane season will be at least as busy as a normal year, or busier.

Date published: May 23, 2018

Keeping Current with Map Services Made Easier

The National Map provides a new Simple Notification Service and has new URLs for some of its thematic cartographic map services.

Date published: May 14, 2018

Announcing the Appalachian Geoscience GeoCamp at West Virginia University

Program coordinators are now accepting applications for the 2018 Appalachian Geoscience GeoCamp.

Date published: May 8, 2018

Senior Cartographer Earns Prestigious Mapping Award

Larry Moore is honored by USGS peers with Henry Gannett award for exceptional contributions to topographic mapping.

Date published: May 1, 2018

TNMCorps Newsletter - May 2018

The National Map Corps May 2018 Newsletter (Vol. 4, Issue 3) is now available.

Date published: April 12, 2018

2018 Lidar Partnership Awards Announced

Collaboration continues to move the 3D Elevation Program forward.

Date published: March 28, 2018

The 3D Elevation Program – Flood Risk Management

Flooding is the leading cause of Presidential disaster declarations. On average, the water hazard has resulted in more than 80 fatalities and cost the U.S. nearly $8 billion annually.

Date published: March 13, 2018

Lidar Base Specification Version 1.3 Released

The US Geological Survey National Geospatial Program has released a new version of the USGS Lidar Base Specification that defines deliverables for nationally consistent lidar data acquisitions.

Date published: March 2, 2018

CMGP Lidar Coordinator selected to serve as USGS Federal Point of Contact/Coordinator for 3D Nation Elevation Requirements and Benefits Study

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Geology Program and Chair of the USGS Lidar Points of Contact Working Group, was selected by the USGS National Geospatial Program to serve as the USGS Federal Point of Contact for the national 3D Nation Elevation Requirements and Benefits Study, coordinating survey nominations across Mission Areas and Regions and compiling responses...