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Image shows a female mule deer grazing in a grassy field near trees
June 1, 2016

Featuring misplaced deer, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and a dishonest fur trader

Image shows a female mule deer grazing in a grassy field near trees
May 30, 2016

What's your type? Locality, that is...

Updated 2016 version of the Louisville West quadrangle with the orthoimage layer turned on. The legendary Churchill Downs Race T
May 25, 2016

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

VGI, Navigator, Washington DC.jpg
May 20, 2016

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.

Image shows sediments in California after the Loma Prieta earthquake
May 19, 2016

Just as loose lips sink ships, loose soils can create this week’s EarthWord...

Image: Garden Wall Weather Station, MT
May 16, 2016

Join us on an around-the-world tour of EarthWords: Foreign Language Edition!

Image shows orange and yellow flowers.
May 9, 2016

This EarthWord is your best friend in Scrabble or Words With Friends...

Image shows gold-bearing veins of quartz
May 6, 2016

Happy Mother's Day from EarthWords!