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Landsat 8 artist view
October 6, 2016

More data, better data, expanded applications

two men standing near a well. Truck-mounted rig and well head visible.
August 29, 2016

TECHNICAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Monitoring, verification and accounting are key parts to demonstrating the feasibility or success of integrated carbon capture and storage technologies.

Photo of USGS biologist preparing to release a reproductive female pallid sturgeon.
August 5, 2016

A new fact sheet documenting the development of the Missouri River Pallid Sturgeon Effects Analysis (EA) is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey. The EA is an effort to assess how Missouri River management has affected—and may affect—the endangered pallid sturgeon population.

: Screen shot of the updated Protected Areas Database of the U.S. geodatabase viewer, showing the “Protected Areas by Public Acc
August 4, 2016

Updated national geospatial inventory of public parks and open space lands features greater coverage and accuracy

Arctic tundra - upper Alaska
July 25, 2016

Top representatives from eight national mapping agencies gather to deliberate an Arctic spatial data infrastructure

USGS
July 7, 2016

Alaska is a major producer of base and precious metals and has a high potential for additional undiscovered mineral resources. However, discovery is hindered by Alaska’s vast size, remoteness and rugged terrain. New methods are needed to overcome these obstacles in order to evaluate Alaska’s geology and mineral resource potential.

Painting - Denali in Midsummer
June 21, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey has produced a new compilation of landscape-scale sediment and soil geochemical data for Alaska. This was last completed nearly 40 years ago in 1978, but the new effort uses modern modeling and analysis techniques to map 68 elements across a newly developed and updated geochemical atlas of Alaska.