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Date published: June 28, 1995

Cooperative Work Develops Low-Cost Digital Terrain Flyby Program

Low-cost animated aerial views of the Earth’s surface--known as terrain flybys--have been developed by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The team combined USGS data sets with a commercial Geographic Information System (GIS) and low-cost or free software to produce the animations.

Date published: June 21, 1995

Uses and History of National Water Network Described

Water-resources planning and design, hydrologic research and operation of water- resources projects are some of the central uses of the growing U.S. Geological Survey streamflow data base, according to a new report by the USGS.

Date published: June 13, 1995

USGS Director Announces Expanded Customer Service

A re-direction of efforts to better serve the public in every state will start by delegating new bureauwide responsibility to U.S. Geological Survey representatives in all 50 states and adding new customer services, according to USGS Director Gordon Eaton.

Date published: June 9, 1995

Ethridge Named Rolla Mapping Center Chief

Dr. Max M. Ethridge has been appointed Chief of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mid-Continent Mapping Center in Rolla, Missouri.