Thursday, October 18th, 2012
The U.S. Geological Survey announces it is now possible to see the topography and geography of Alaska in an extensive set of topographic maps dating back to 1899. This recent addition to the Historical Topographic Map Collection provides a comprehensive landscape repository of our northernmost State and shows changes through time, providing essential clues critical in the understanding
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
Owing to 50 years of cutting-edge developments and significant contributions in advancing the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial sciences, the U.S. Geological Survey has been selected to enter the Urban and Regional Information System Association GIS Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Scientific Computer Applications, Inc. (SCAI), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, released a San Andreas Fault map that was created by their contour map software product, Mapping Contouring System (MCS). MCS is the first contour maps software package to generate a San Andreas Fault map contour, using data supplied by the USGS.
Monday, June 25th, 2012
Research from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows that sea levels are rising much faster between North Carolina and Massachusetts than anywhere else in the world. The news comes less than two weeks after North Carolina’s Senate passed a bill banning state agencies from reporting predictions of increasing rates of sea-level rise. Read More
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Very high resolution satellite images, acquired by OrbView-3 satellite in 2003-2007, have been posted in free access. This was announced at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on January 9, 2012. More than 180 000 scenes with the resolution of 1 meter (pan) and 4 meters (multispectral) of the territory of different Earth areas are now
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
PR — A report recently issued by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies sharpens the research focus of The National Map. The report, A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey, advocates the integration of highly diverse data from state and local agencies into a consistent, national