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USGS Digital Elevation Models (DEM) Switching to New Distribution Format

In support of ongoing efforts to provide efficient, cloud ready, open data formats, the U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program is...

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Low-Level Flights to Image 3D Geology in Northern Arkansas

Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne...

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Low-Level Flights to Image 3D Geology in Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana

Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne...

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USGS Seeks National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Proposals for 2020

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

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USGS EDMAP Program – Call for Proposals

Calling all geoscience faculty conducting research or teaching geologic mapping. The USGS EDMAP Program is accepting funding proposals focusing on...

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New YouTube Lessons on Using 3DEP Data and NHD Topics

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

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Ten Years of Icy Data Show the Flow of Heat from the Arctic Seafloor

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...

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2019 Doug D. Nebert NSDI Champion of the Year Award Nominations Open

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

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2018 Doug D. Nebert NSDI Champion of the Year Award Recipients Announced

The Federal Geographic Data Committee is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Doug D. Nebert National Spatial Data Infrastructure Champion of...

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Major Update for America’s Inventory of Parks and Other Protected Areas: Protected Areas Database of the United States

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...

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Searching for Great Geologic Maps

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

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Less than One Percent of the United States Covered by Aeromagnetic Data that Meet Modern Standards

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...

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