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Monday, March 14th, 2016

New Maps of 2015 Floods Help S. Carolina Plan for the Future

The U.S. Geological Survey has created 20 new flood inundation maps that can help South Carolinians take steps to prevent or reduce future flood damage in the areas affected by the widespread floods of October 2015. The maps, which document the extent and depth of last autumn’s floodwaters in a dozen central and coastal South

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Woolpert Contracted by USGS to Map, Survey Throughout U.S.

DENVER  —Woolpert has signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar Geospatial Product and Services Contract 3 (GPSC 3) with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to provide mapping and surveying services. The GPSC is a suite of contracts used by federal, state and municipal government entities to partner with USGS for the purpose of fulfilling their geospatial data requirements.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

2016 Lidar Partnership Awards Announced

The U.S. Geological Survey has announced the first recipients of the 2016 partnership funding awards for the 3D Elevation Program. This program, referred to as 3DEP, presents a unique opportunity for collaboration between the USGS and other federal, state and local agencies to leverage the services and expertise of private sector mapping firms that acquire

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Airborne Sensor Shows Promise for Monitoring Water Quality

To demonstrate the potential of using remote sensing to monitor water quality across broad areas, U.S Geological Survey and NASA scientists teamed up for the simultaneous collection of water quality measurements from the air and in the water. While USGS scientists collected water quality measurements from a boat in the northeastern part of San Francisco

Friday, February 12th, 2016

New California Fog Maps Reveal Pictures for Planning

A new series of maps of fog and low clouds covering the northern and central California coasts reveals daytime and nighttime patterns with a level of detail never previously mapped. U.S. Geological Survey scientists used new analyses of satellite images to understand the dynamics of fog. Fog and low clouds have a significant influence on

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

The National Map Data Download Enhancements

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

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

President’s 2017 Budget Proposes $1.2 Billion for the USGS

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. The $1.2 billion FY 2017 request supports USGS’ ability to maintain the diversity of its scientific expertise so it

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

50-Year-Old Mystery Solved: Seafloor Mapping Reveals Cause of 1964 Tsunami that Destroyed Alaskan Village

Minutes after the 1964 magnitude-9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake began shaking, a series of tsunami waves swept through the village of Chenega in Prince William Sound, destroying all but two of the buildings and killing 23 of the 75 inhabitants. Fifty years later, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey revealed the likely cause of the tsunami,

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Badger State Maps Put TIGER in the Tank

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

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Low-Level Flights in Southeast Missouri Will Look at Geology and Mineral Resources

A high-resolution airborne survey to study the rocks within the St. Francois Mountains will be conducted by U.S. Geological Survey scientists starting this week.

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