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Date published: March 2, 2018

USGS Scientist Attends Oceanology International as part of Xprize Delegation

Christina Kellogg (SPCMSC Research Microbiologist) will attend Oceanology International in London, England, March 13–15, in her capacity as a judge for the Shell Ocean Discovery Xprize.

Date published: March 1, 2018

TNMCorps Newsletter - March 2018

The National Map Corps March 2018 Newsletter (Vol. 4, Issue 2) is now available. 

Date published: February 27, 2018

Making your Mark on a Map: Volunteer map editors contribute more than 300,000 map points

The USGS citizen science project, The National Map Corps, has reached another major milestone.

Date published: February 8, 2018

National Geospatial Program Garners Elevation Award

The USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) team has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 “LIDAR Leader Award”, presented February 5 at the International LIDAR Mapping Forum in Denver.

Date published: January 1, 2018

TNMCorps Newsletter - January 2018

The National Map Corps January 2018 Newsletter (Vol. 4, Issue 1) is now available. 

Date published: November 16, 2017

Best Student Geological Map Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 5th Annual Best Student Geologic Map Competition, held at the Geological Society of America's recent Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Date published: November 7, 2017

NHD and WBD Map Services Moving to the Cloud

As part of an ongoing effort to improve performance and reliability for the suite of USGS Hydrography web-based map services, the USGS is migrating the National Hydrography Dataset and Watershed Boundary Dataset services to a Cloud location.

Date published: November 1, 2017

TNMCorps Newsletter - November 2017

The National Map Corps November 2017 Newsletter (Vol. 3, Issue 6) is now available. 

Date published: October 25, 2017

New Database available: USGS Releases "Species of Greatest Conservation Need” Lists

The USGS announces the release of the Species of Greatest Conservation Need national database. The SGCN lists are part of the State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) process and identify the species most in need of conservation action in that state or territory. In total, 16,420 species have been included in the SGCN national list.

Date published: October 17, 2017

Geologic Mapping at GSA

USGS scientists to be featured at GSA 2017

Date published: October 3, 2017

Recent Changes to Dynamic Services in The National Map

Many of The National Map dynamic overlay services have new schemas and updated cartography to provide a better user experience in The National Map viewer and other applications. 

Date published: October 2, 2017

Benefits of Understanding the Earth at its Core

Earth cores provide a glimpse of what lies beneath the surface.