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USGS Webinar: Using The National Map Services to Enable your Web and Mobile Mapping Efforts

Are you a developer, firm, or organization using mobile or web applications to enable your users?  The USGS has publicly available geospatial services and data to help you! The USGS’ National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) will be hosting a

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USGS Landsat Update – Special Issue 1 January 2014

Landsat 8 Reprocessing Notice Beginning February 3, 2014, all Landsat 8 data held in the USGS archives will be reprocessed. All Landsat 8 scenes will be removed from the online cache at this time and the data will then be

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USGS The National Map Corps Crowd-Sourcing the Nation: Now a National Effort

Crowd-Sourcing the Nation: Now a National Effort The USGS continues to expand its crowd-sourcing of geographic data and is seeking volunteers nation-wide to contribute structures information The mapping crowd-sourcing program, known as The National Map Corps (TNMCorps), encourages citizens to collect structures data by adding

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Surveyor’s Saturday Serendipity: USGS National Atlas Streamer

In this week’s Surveyor’s Saturday Serendipity I’d like to introduce you to a new mapping service from the USGS, part of the National Atlas, called Streamer. Navigate America’s Major Rivers Without Getting Wet

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USGS Photos Reveal Severity of Hurricane Sandy’s Coastal Impacts

Hurricane Sandy Pre- and Post-Storm Photo Comparisons - New Jersey

Photos Reveal Severity of Hurricane Sandy’s Coastal Impacts ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The USGS has released a series of aerial photographs showing before-and-after images of Hurricane Sandy’s impacts on the Atlantic Coast. The photos, part of a USGS assessment of coastal change

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Releases New Heights of Accuracy for World Topography

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) have collaborated in the development of a much improved global elevation model, the Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010). GMTED2010 replaces the widely used, 15-year-old GTOPO30 terrain model

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Trimble Offers Custom Topographic, Aerial and Hybrid Map Prints

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Trimble Offers Custom Topographic, Aerial and Hybrid Map Prints

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Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup September 18, 2011

Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup: Professional Land Surveyor Source Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-18 USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection Now Online Sokkia Releases NET-AX Series of Automated Total Stations for 3D Monitoring LightSquared Video to Debunk Several GPS Interference Myths-Facts

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USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection Now Online

Examining Our Past: Historical Map Collection Now Online Nearly 90,000 high resolution scans of the more than 200,000 historical USGS topographic maps, some dating as far back as 1884, are now available online. The Historical Topographic Map Collection includes published U.S. maps

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ASPRS Encourages Adoption of the National Land Imaging Program

ASPRS Encourages Adoption of the National Land Imaging Program ASPRS is working actively to support establishment of the National Land Imaging Program (NLIP), a long-range operational moderate resolution imaging program.  For the past several years, ASPRS has strongly supported the

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Professional Land Surveyor News-U.S. Geological Survey Awarded JAVAD GNSS up to $3.9M Contract

Professional Land Surveyor News-U.S. Geological Survey Awarded JAVAD GNSS up to $3.9M Contract The Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, has awarded contract G10PC00160 resulting from competitive solicitation 10WRSS0010 to JAVAD GNSS, Inc. of San Jose, CA. The contract is

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China and Nepal Agree to Disagree on Height of Mount Everest

China and Nepal Agree to Disagree on Height of Mount Everest I came across an interesting article at the end of last week about how China and Nepal agreed to disagree on the exact height of Mount Everest. The Nepalese

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USGS Museum – Historical Artifacts and Equipment Related to the History of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Just a few land surveying photographs and images from the USGS I thought were interesting. I hope you enjoy them, too. Professional Land Surveyor Source USGS

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Free U.S. Earth Imagery Sharpens Shared View of Global Challenges

USGS Director McNutt a Leader in U.S. Delegation at International Conference Free, easily accessible U.S. satellite data enables any citizen, scientist, or analyst who can use the information to contribute to a shared vision of the challenges facing our planet.

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USGS CoreCast Podcast Series-EDMAP: Training the Next Generation of Geoscientists

EDMAP: Training the Next Generation of Geoscientists Geologic maps record the distribution of rock and soil materials at Earth’s surface and help decision makers identify and protect valuable resources, avoid risks from natural hazards, and make wise land use choices.

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Professional Land Surveyor News: USGS Offers $500,000 in Grants to Map the Nation

Professional Land Surveyor News: USGS Offers $500,000 in Grants to Map the Nation —Applications due Nov. 12, 2009— The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $500,000 in grants and cooperative agreements for universities to help produce geologic maps for

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Landsat 5 Fully Operational After Brief Interruption

Landsat 5, the quarter-century-old satellite workhorse, is back in its traces. When the historically reliable earth observation satellite began tumbling in space on the morning of August 13, engineers from the USGS Landsat Flight Operations Team immediately started processes to

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Landsat 5 Satellite is Now Stabilized and the Cause is Being Investigated

Satellite is Now Stabilized and the Cause is Being Investigated Landsat 5 tumbled out of control and power was at a critical level in the early morning of August 13. The cause for this anomaly is currently unknown and being

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USGS Astrogeologists Contribute to “Moon in Google Earth”

Astrogeologists at the U.S. Geological Survey here provided critical data sets used in the latest release of planetary exploration tools from Google, Inc.  The updated software enables users to explore the moon in high detail, including the Apollo 11 landing

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Price for USGS Topo Maps Rises

The price of the popular USGS 1:24,000 scale topographic quadrangle map – often called a “topo” or a “quad” – will go up $2 per sheet to $8 beginning today March 16, 2009. Larger format (“poster”) maps will go up

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