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TAG: National Geospatial Program

USGS completes triennial update to US Topo maps

November 19, 2015By

With the release of new US Topo maps for Illinois and South Dakota, the USGS has completed the second, three-year cycle of revising and updating electronic US Topo quadrangles. Since the project’s inception in late 2009, the USGS has updated nearly every map in the conterminous U.S. twice. “The USGS and NGP are proud of our history and legacy of topographic mapping in... read more

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USGS Holds Stakeholder Workshops for 3D Topo Data

May 20, 2015By

The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program is developing the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the nation’s natural and constructed features. To expand awareness of 3DEP status and plans, as well as provide an open forum for 3DEP stakeholders to communicate and... read more

USGS Volunteers Help with Accurate Mapping

April 15, 2015By

Volunteer mappers continue to make contributions to ability of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to provide accurate mapping information to the public. Recently, volunteers were asked to update all of the law enforcement structure points in Tennessee. The volunteers answered the call and added, verified, edited or deleted 440 points. All of the points were quality checked by either a... read more

Tischler Named Director of National Geospatial Program

April 6, 2015By
Headshot: Michael Tischler, new director of the USGS National Geospatial Program.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has selected Michael Tischler to be the director of the National Geospatial Program (NGP). Tischler begins his new post today. Tischler was most recently associate technical director of the Engineering Research and Development Center of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The NGP provides leadership for USGS geospatial coordination, production and service activities. It engages partners to develop standards and produce consistent... read more