News and Analysis
The Landsat fleet of satellites can tell responders what damage disasters have done, providing timely insight into flood extents, fire boundaries, lava flow directions, road conditions, and oil slick movements. The images from these birds support response to earthquakes, volcanoes,...Read more
The patent Systems and methods for generating electronic map displays with points-of-interest information based on reference locations was granted yesterday to MapQuest. Today, rumor is the company is shutting down its Lancaster, PA location (where two of the...Read more
The Future of Maine
The Maine Futures Community Mapper (MFCM) is a web-based tool that helps Mainers: (1)identify locations that are most suitable for future development, conservation, agricultural uses, or forestry; (2) identify potential conflicts and...Read more
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New Wyoming State Geology Map: Print or PDF
The Wyoming State Geological Survey offers a new version of the Geologic Map of Wyoming. It's available as a 1:500,000-scale wall map with a separate legend sheet and references for $25 via the WSGS Online Store or as a...Read more