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Drinking water from tap
December 20, 2018

Minnesota well drillers and landowners will now have new tools to help predict arsenic concentrations in drinking water when building domestic water wells, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study.

Screen shot of the USGS Topo Base Map Shown in The National Map Viewer
October 30, 2018

The “USGS Topo Base Map” service named “USGS Topo” has been refreshed with new data and design changes. In addition, several of the “Data Availability”, or “Data Index” services have new cloud hosted URLs.

USGS scientists removes a Pankow sampler from Lincoln Creek, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 9, 2018

An online interactive tool for learning about pesticides, nutrients, and the overall health of Midwest streams is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey. This information can be used by the public and resource managers to better understand the relative effects of these stressors on aquatic organisms in streams.

3D Elevation Program status map, as of September 2018
September 25, 2018

Partnership opportunities for the acquisition of lidar data issued.

Photo of an EDMAP supported student conducting field work
September 11, 2018

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.

USGS
September 4, 2018

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)

Earthquake-damaged road, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Kīlauea V...
August 14, 2018

The U.S Geological Survey announces that the agency has awarded more than $20 million in 2018 for earthquake monitoring and applied research.  

3D Elevation Program logo
August 10, 2018

Registration is now open for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) FY19 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Instructional Webinar.

Image: Plants Vulnerability to Nitrogen Depends on Where They Grow
July 12, 2018

Land managers, regulators and other participants in market-based conservation wanting to assess the ecological benefits provided by restored, enhanced and preserved land now have a one-stop shop for the quantification tools used to measure these benefits, courtesy of the USGS and the USDA.

Picture of Doug Nebert in his plane
July 9, 2018

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

Screenshot of lidar data availability visualization and file downloads
June 26, 2018

In support of ongoing efforts to provide efficient, cloud ready, open data formats for the use of lidar data, the USGS National Geospatial Program and its associated 3D Elevation Program is transitioning all of its lidar data distribution files to LAZ format by September 30, 2018.