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Stull Cemetery, Central Kansas
June 23, 2016

The National Map Corps Recognizes the Latest Volunteer Citizen Scientist - Queenofthedead

Image shows an alluvial fan in Iran.
June 20, 2016

On the 1st day of summer, we’ve got an #EarthWord that’s a fan-just not the cooling kind...

Image shows scour damage beneath a bridge
June 11, 2016

We’ve scoured the Earth to bring you this week’s EarthWord...

A gas plume arising from Augustine Volcano during it's eruptive phase 2005-06.
June 7, 2016

How many Americans live and work in areas exposed to potentially damaging earthquakes?

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.