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New Data Access Tool Offers Faster, More User-Friendly Landsat Experience

LandsatLook 2.0 Viewer Optimized for Users of Commercial Cloud

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Global Mineral Science Data Portal Unveiled by International Partnership

Geoscience Australia, the Geological Survey of Canada, and the U.S. Geological Survey have released a new online portal and the world’s largest...

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2021 3D Elevation Program Lidar Partnerships Selected

The USGS has announced the first round of recipients of the 2021 partnership awards  for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP).

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USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is currently soliciting project proposals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 grants on earthquake hazards science and is...

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USGS Updates Mineral Database with Gallium Deposits in the United States

In the latest database update based on the Critical Minerals List, the USGS has added Gallium to USMIN.

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New National Geospatial Technical Operations Center Director Announced

The U.S. Geological Survey is pleased to announce that David Brostuen has been selected as Director of the USGS National Geospatial Technical...

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Backup Landsat Multi-Satellite Operations Center Opens in South Dakota

Satellite Orbital Space Flight Operations Center setting up at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center in South Dakota

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USGS Updates Mineral Database with Tantalum Deposits in the United States

The USGS has added the critical mineral commodity tantalum to USMIN.

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USGS Updates Mineral Database with Niobium Deposits in the United States 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has updated its USMIN Mineral Deposit Database (USMIN) for the mineral commodity niobium, one of 35 mineral...

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New Technologies and Collaboration Enhancing National Fire Management Programs

The USGS is part of a multi-agency partnership supporting new products and processes to improve the detection and monitoring of new and emerging...

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USGS Releases the Most Advanced Landsat Archive to Date

USGS sets earth observation precedent with Landsat Collection 2 Dataset.

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FY21 U.S. Geological Survey Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation Program Released

https://usgs.gov/3DEP/BAAThe USGS has issued the Fiscal Year 20/21 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the 3D Elevation Program.

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