Story Maps

Filter Total Items: 54
Date published: December 19, 2019

West Newton Chute Native Mussel Story Map

This story map portrays spatial and temporal patterns in native freshwater mussel (Unionioida) assemblage within West Newton Chute, a side channel in navigation Pool 5 of the Upper Mississippi River. Spatial and temporal patterns in species richness and density of three life stages and multiple guilds in this mussel assemblage were explored.

Date published: August 28, 2019

USGS Biosurveillance Network

USGS is leading efforts in risk prediction and forecasting, early detection, enhanced situational awareness, and consequence management for biological threats.

Date published: August 2, 2019

Communicating Coastal Vulnerability via Landscape Visualization

Story map describing the process for leveraging LIDAR, building footprints, and sea level rise data to investigate coastal vulnerability.

Date published: July 29, 2019

Utilizing Tree Swallows as Indicators for Contaminants in the Great Lakes Area

Tree swallows are being used as part of the monitoring effort at Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs) as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Legacy contaminants, that can date from the early 1950s, are being assessed at 69 sites across the Great Lakes, as well as 10 to 12 Great Lakes basin reference locations.

Date published: June 3, 2019

The 3D Elevation Program: Understanding Natural Hazards in Three Dimensions



This story map provides an overview of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) and highlights how lidar data support hazards applications for volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes, flooding, drought and wildfires.  An assessment of 3DEP data coverage as of December 2018 for high-risk areas of landslides, fires and hurricanes is presented.

Date published: May 15, 2019

USGS Science and Technology Help Managers Battle Invading Asian Carp

The USGS delivers high-quality data, technologies, and decision-support tools to hlep managers reduce existing populations and control the spread of Asian carp in the Nation's waterways.

Date published: April 18, 2019

Map of undiscovered unconventional/continuous oil and gas resources of the world (2010-present)

This map shows basins which were assessed for Unconventional/Continuous Oil and Gas and links to related publications.  These assessments started in the early 2010's and this map is updated with new assessments as they are published.

Date published: April 18, 2019

Map of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources of the world, 2012

In 2012, the USGS completed a comprehensive assessment of priority basins throughout the world.  This map lists publications for each of these basins.  

Date published: March 4, 2019

The Missouri Coteau Wetland Ecosystem Observatory: A USGS Geo-narrative

The Missouri Wetland Ecosystem Observatory is dedicated to increasing knowledge of prairie wetland ecosystems and how they function in the face of climate and land-use change. This USGS Geo-narrative provides an introduction to the Observatory and allows for easy access to its rich data resources.

Date published: February 19, 2019

Sea Level Change: An Interactive Guide to Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States

In collaboration with USGS researchers, The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flood Hazard Scenarios and Tools Interagency Task Force convened by the U.S. Ocean Policy Committee and the U.S. Global Change Research Program has developed two products that provides users with information and a tool to visualize, interact with, and explore 2017 sea-level rise scenarios.

Date published: December 31, 2018

What to Expect in a Big Urban Earthquake

A geonarrative (Esri Story Map) that describes what can be expected in a large earthquake in a populated area. Big urban earthquakes are often regional disasters that affect millions of people and livelihoods. The more we know what to expect, the better we can prepare to reduce the impacts of the next one.

Date published: December 31, 2018

The HayWired Scenario: An Urban Earthquake in a Connected World

A geonarrative (Esri Story Map) describing what it might be like the next time the Hayward fault has a large earthquake. Scientists examined a hypothetical earthquake, the magnitude 7.0 HayWired earthquake scenario.