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Date published: June 24, 2020

Wildfire Support from 438 Miles Above

USGS Fire Science is fundamental to understanding the causes, consequences, and benefits of wildfire and helps prevent and manage larger, catastrophic events. USGS scientists and programs provide information and develop tools that are widely used by stakeholders to make decisions before, during, and after wildfires across the nation.

Date published: June 1, 2020

Validating Cemeteries With SaltyHiker

 Featuring another dedicated and prolific citizen science volunteer who, as part of The National Map Corps, is helping to map the Nation.

Date published: April 7, 2020

Step Up to the Challenge

Volunteer citizen mappers continue to make significant contributions to the USGS’ ability to provide accurate mapping information to the public. Mapping Challenges are launched periodically to focus volunteers on specific points that need editing.

Date published: March 4, 2020

Mapping the Nation with Buz

A dedicated and prolific citizen science volunteer with The National Map Corps endorses participation in TNMCorps project.

Date published: November 12, 2019

Celebrating 10 years

The National Geospatial Technical Operations Centers in Rolla, Missouri and Lakewood, Colorado are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their current organizational structure on November 13, 2019. 

Date published: October 30, 2019

WaterWords-Aragonite

Keep up to speed with the latest USGS deep-sea research cruise with this seafloor syntax.

Date published: October 16, 2019

WaterWords-Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Keep up to speed with the latest USGS deep-sea research cruise with this seafloor syntax.

Date published: October 16, 2019

WaterWords-Remotely Operated Vehicle

Keep up to speed with the latest USGS deep-sea research cruise with this seafloor syntax.

Date published: October 16, 2019

WaterWords-Deep Sea

Keep up to speed with the latest USGS deep-sea research cruise with this seafloor syntax.

Date published: October 16, 2019

WaterWords-Telepresence

Keep up to speed with our EXPRESS research cruise with this latest seafloor syntax!

Date published: October 3, 2019

Volunteers Mapping the Nation

A dedicated and prolific citizen science volunteer with The National Map Corps endorses participation in TNMCorps project.

Date published: September 6, 2019

Expect the Unexpected: Geology and Maya Warfare

An unexpected thing happened on the way to publishing a geology research paper recently.

Attribution: Land Resources