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Graphic of virtual badges available to volunteers.
June 6, 2019

The National Map Corps volunteers are a force that can't be stopped! In just over a year, volunteers have collected another 100,000 structures points, bringing the total to more than 400,000.

Crew of later-day Powell Expedition preparing to embark, circa 1872.
May 24, 2019

Today, the USGS and partnering organizations are embarking on a trip down the Green and Colorado rivers to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Powell Expedition.

Picture of GeoCamp participants, geologic research
April 9, 2019

Program coordinators are now accepting applications for the 2019 Appalachian Geoscience GeoCamp

Globe Christmas ornament
December 18, 2018

The holidays are always a busy and sometimes stressful time of year: food to cook, houses to clean, trips to plan, gifts to buy, family to coordinate, the list goes on. So we completely understand that editing data for The National Map Corps might not be high on your list of priorities these days. --*Sigh*