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Date published: October 23, 2019

FY20 U.S. Geological Survey Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation Program Released

Partnership opportunities for the acquisition of lidar data issued.

Date published: October 23, 2019

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 announcing plans to migrate its 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) Digital Elevation Models (DEM) to a new data delivery format called Cloud Optimized Geotiff (COG) during the first half of fiscal year 2020.

Date published: October 21, 2019

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 project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.

Date published: October 21, 2019

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 project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.

Date published: September 30, 2019

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 Network (NGWMN).

Date published: September 18, 2019

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 geologic mapping to support upper-level undergraduate and graduate students at their colleges or universities.

Date published: August 8, 2019

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.

Date published: August 8, 2019

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 of that data using modern seismic data.

Date published: August 6, 2019

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.

Date published: August 1, 2019

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 the Year Award.

Date published: July 9, 2019

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, new web services, national-scale printable maps, and more.

Date published: June 12, 2019

Searching for Great Geologic Maps

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