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Year Published: 1996

Surviving a turbulent year

Plasker, James
Surviving a turbulent year; 1996; Article; Journal; ACSM Bulletin; Plasker, James

Year Published: 1995

Geographic names of the Antarctic

This gazetteer contains 12,710 names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names and the Secretary of the Interior for features in Antarctica and the area extending northward to the Antarctic Convergence. Included in this geographic area, the Antarctic region, are the off-lying South Shetland Islands, the South Orkney Islands, the...

Alberts, Fred G.
Geographic names of the Antarctic; 1995; Federal Government Series; 95-157; U.S. Board on Geographic Names; U.S. Geological Survey; Defense Mapping Agency; National Science Foundation; Compiled and edited by Alberts, Fred G.

Year Published: 1995

GAP Analysis Bulletin Number 4

GAP Analysis Bulletin Number 4; 1995; Federal Government Series; GAP; 4; U.S. Geological Survey

Year Published: 1993

Map projections

A map projection is used to portray all or part of the round Earth on a flat surface. This cannot be done without some distortion. Every projection has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. There is no "best" projection. The mapmaker must select the one best suited to the needs, reducing distortion of the most important features. Mapmakers...

Map projections; 1993; USGS Unnumbered Series; GIP; U.S. Geological Survey

Year Published: 1993

GAP Analysis Bulletin Number 3

GAP Analysis Bulletin Number 3; 1993; Federal Government Series; GAP; 3; U.S. Geological Survey

Year Published: 1993

GAP Analysis Bulletin Number 2

GAP Analysis Bulletin Number 2; 1993; Federal Government Series; GAP; 2; U.S. Geological Survey

Year Published: 1991

GAP Analysis Bulletin Number 1

GAP Analysis Bulletin Number 1; 1991; Federal Government Series; GAP; 1; U.S. Geological Survey

Year Published: 1990

Digital Line Graphs from 1:2,000,000-Scale Maps

Digital Line Graphs from 1:2,000,000-Scale Maps; 1990; USGS Unnumbered Series; 3;

Year Published: 1989

Cartography at the U.S. Geological Survey: the National Mapping Division's cartographic programs, products, design, and technology

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is the prime source of many kinds of topographic and special-purpose maps of the United States and its outlying areas. It is also a prime source of digital map data. One main goal of the USGS is to provide large-scale topographic map coverage of the entire United States. Most of the Nation is already covered. We...

Ogrosky, Charles E.; Gwynn, William; Jannace, Richard
Cartography at the U.S. Geological Survey: the National Mapping Division's cartographic programs, products, design, and technology; 1989; USGS Unnumbered Series; GIP; Ogrosky, Charles; Gwynn, William; Jannace, Richard

Year Published: 1989

Gazetteer of the Antarctic

This gazetteer lists antarctic names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names and by the Secretary of the Interior. The Board is the interagency body created by law to standardize and promulgate geographic names for official purposes. As the official standard for names in Antarctica, the gazetteer assures accuracy and uniformity for...

Gazetteer of the Antarctic; 1989; Federal Government Series; MSB; 89-98; U.S. Board on Geographic Names; Defense Mapping Agency; U. S. Geological Survey; National Science Foundation

Year Published: 1987

Alaska interim land cover mapping program

In order to meet the requirements of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) for comprehensive resource and management plans from all major land management agencies in Alaska, the USGS has begun a program to classify land cover for the entire State using Landsat digital data. Vegetation and land cover classifications,...

Alaska interim land cover mapping program; 1987; 7; U.S. Geological Survey

Year Published: 1971

Aerial photographic reproductions

Geological Survey vertical aerial photography is obtained primarily for topographic and geologic mapping. Reproductions from this photography are usually satisfactory for general use. Because reproductions are not stocked, but are custom processed for each order, they cannot be returned for credit or refund.

Aerial photographic reproductions; 1971; USGS Unnumbered Series; U.S. Geological Survey

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Screenshot of the SDC homepage
March 24, 2016

The USGS Science Data Catalog (SDC) recently completed and launched a new and improved interface, making USGS data more accessible and discoverable for users. The USGS SDC is a searchable public data catalog for more than 7,000 USGS data assets and 20 USGS collections.

Doug Nebert presenting at a conference
March 22, 2016

The Federal Geographic Data Committee is now accepting nominations for the Doug D. Nebert National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Champion of the Year Award. Doug was a recognized national and international leader in the establishment of spatial data infrastructures and technical visionary as well as respected colleague.

USGS science for a changing world logo
March 10, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey has announced the first recipients of the 2016 partnership funding awards for the 3D Elevation Program.

 Probing the snow pack at the highest point in North America
February 22, 2016

Prominence is a term in topography that refers to the elevation of a summit relative to its surrounding terrain. This is different from its overall elevation, which measures the height of the summit above sea level.

USGS science for a changing world logo
February 9, 2016

WASHINGTON—The President’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey reflects the USGS's vital role in addressing some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century by advancing scientific discovery and innovation.

Screenshot of download enhancements to lidar data
February 9, 2016

The USGS National Map program is transitioning all of its GIS data download capabilities to its new TNM Download client during the week of February 15, 2016. The new launch page will help users easily find the variety of resources available to get National Map data, download GIS data, visualize and analyze data on the web, or access developer tools such as APIs and map services.

Publication Cover for Public Access to USGS Research
February 8, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey is implementing new measures that will improve public access to USGS-funded science as detailed in its new public access plan.

2016 Topo of Des Moines
January 26, 2016

New US Topo maps for Iowa and Kansas are now available in the USGS Store for free download. The new maps of these Midwestern states feature the inclusion of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) road data.

Eft Stage of a Red-Spotted Newt
January 20, 2016

A deadly fungus causing population crashes in wild European salamanders could emerge in the United States and threaten already declining amphibians here, according to a report released today by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Alaska Geologic Map
January 5, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A new digital geologic map of Alaska is being released today providing land users, managers and scientists geologic information for the evaluation of land use in relation to resource extraction, conservation, natural hazards and recreation.

Updated 2015 version of the Madison West US Topo quadrangle with orthoimage turned on.
December 29, 2015

The USGS US Topo map program has entered its third, three-year cycle of revising and updating the digital US Topo maps. To start this new cycle, the USGS National Geospatial Program is excited to announce the inclusion of U.S. Census Bureau’s Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) roads data for the new US Topo maps.

USGS
December 1, 2015

A newly published, three-volume “Remote Sensing Handbook” is a comprehensive coverage of all remote sensing topics written by over 300 leading global experts.