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Collage of pictures about groundwater
September 30, 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $2 million in cooperative agreements to support participation in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN).

EDMAP Program supported student from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, conducting field research along the Ocmulgee River,
September 18, 2019

Calling all geoscience faculty conducting research or teaching geologic mapping. The USGS EDMAP Program is accepting funding proposals focusing on geologic mapping to support upper-level undergraduate and graduate students at their colleges or universities.

Screen shot, example of The National Map YouTube video: Importing Data into LP360
August 8, 2019

Users of The National Map can get more assistance on using products and services with the release of new online, instructional videos.

Image shows buildings on an ice island
August 8, 2019

In addition to 10 years of data on the flow of heat in the Arctic ocean seafloor, the USGS and Geological Survey of Canada have published an analysis of that data using modern seismic data.

Doug Nebert in his plane
August 6, 2019

Calling for nominations to honor outstanding accomplishments to the spatial data infrastructure mission of the Department of Interior.

Status graphic of all land managers on the updated PAD-US map
July 9, 2019

A new version of the Protected Areas Database of the U.S., or PAD-US, has major federal, state and easement updates, an easier-to-use data structure, new web services, national-scale printable maps, and more.

Photo of Best Student Geologic Map Competition winners from 2018 posing with awards and competition judges
June 12, 2019

The USGS Announces Final Call for Abstracts: Best Student Geological Map Competition at GSA Phoenix.

Image shows a map of the United States with varying coverage of aeromagnetic surveys
June 10, 2019

Less than one percent of the United States is mapped by aeromagnetic data that fully meet modern standards and best practices, according to a recent evaluation by the U.S. Geological Survey. Less than five percent of the country has been mapped with data that can be considered adequate in meeting those same standards

USGS scientist Jon Thomas collecting time-domain electromagnetic sounding in the Texas southern high plains
March 22, 2019

An interactive viewer to visualize groundwater resources in Gaines, Terry and Yoakum Counties, Texas, is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Llano Estacado Underground Water Conservation District, Sandy Land Underground Water Conservation District and South Plains Underground Water Conservation District. 

Status map depicting the habitat of the American Bittern
March 6, 2019

A new dataset of habitat distribution for terrestrial vertebrate species in the conterminous United States is now available from the USGS.