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December 2nd, 2015 - Technical Announcement:  New Remote Sensing Handbook Published

February 3rd, 2015 - President’s 2016 Budget Proposes $1.2 Billion for the USGS

June 26th, 2014 - Puerto Rico is added as The National Map Corps Crowd-Sourcing Project continues to grow

March 5th, 2014 - Presidents 2015 Budget Proposes $1.1 Billion for the USGS

February 13th, 2014 - National Scenic Trails Added to Washington State Maps

February 12th, 2014 - Interior Releases First National Interactive Map of Onshore Wind Turbines

February 11th, 2014 - Landsat 8 Celebrates First Year of Success

December 12th, 2013 - What are Future Climate Projections for Precipitation and Temperature for Your County?

September 18th, 2013 - NASA Launches Study of Next-Generation Global Land Imaging System

September 4th, 2013 - Landsat 8 Satellite Sees Rim Fire from Space

August 22nd, 2013 - Remapping Coastal Areas Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

July 31st, 2013 - USGS Offers Nearly 3,900 New Maps in Time for Summer

July 23rd, 2013 - Navigate America’s Major Rivers Without Getting Wet (Courtesy of the National Atlas)

May 16th, 2013 - Revised Kentucky and Tennessee US Topo Digital Maps Reveal New Design

May 9th, 2013 - Landsat Images Provide the Gold Standard for New Earth Applications

May 2nd, 2013 - USGS Topo Data on the Go

April 12th, 2013 - New Map Sharpens View of African Ecosystems

April 10th, 2013 - USGS Posts New Texas and New York Topos

April 2nd, 2013 - Crowd-Sourcing the Nation: Using Volunteers for Enhanced Data Collection

March 21st, 2013 - First Images Released From Newest Earth Observation Satellite

February 26th, 2013 - Stay Current on Your Rivers with USGS WaterNow

January 31st, 2013 - Kansas and Oklahoma Lead Round 2 of USGS Quadrangle Map Updates

December 22nd, 2012 - Mission Accomplished for Landsat 5; To Be Decommissioned after 29 Years of Service

November 15th, 2012 - Project to Support Future Global Food Security Enhanced by Major NASA Grant

October 20th, 2012 - Landsat Science Team to Help Guide Next Landsat Mission

October 20th, 2012 - National Geologic Map Database Gets a Face Lift

October 18th, 2012 - Last Frontier Historical Topographic Maps - USGS Offers Old Alaska Quads Free for Download

September 21st, 2012 - International Landsat Cooperators to Confer in Sioux Falls

September 2nd, 2012 - USGS Uses Lidar: 3-D Mapping of Isaac Water Levels

August 17th, 2012 - “Crowdsourcing”: Looking at New Ways to Map Structures in Colorado

August 16th, 2012 - USGS Consolidates Space and Moves Map Store in Menlo Park

August 14th, 2012 - USGS Seismologist David Shelly To Receive AGUs Macelwane Medal

July 26th, 2012 - USGS Helps Debut New Technology to Improve Access and Use of Earth Science Data

July 24th, 2012 - National Atlas Delivers New Million-Scale Digital Map Data

July 23rd, 2012 - Longest Continuous View of Earth from Space Hits 40

July 18th, 2012 - Afghanistan the First Country Mapped using Broad Scale Hyperspectral Data

June 8th, 2012 - The Best of Earth As Art

June 5th, 2012 - USGS Rolls Out New Maps for CA, LA and MS

June 5th, 2012 - Aging Landsat 5 Changes Glasses

May 25th, 2012 - Landsat Contest Offers View of Local Landscape Change from Space

March 21st, 2012 - First Geologic Map of Jupiters Moon Io Details an Otherworldly Volcanic Surface

February 17th, 2012 - Landsat 5 Suspension of Operations Extended

November 18th, 2011 - Landsat 5 Mission in Jeopardy

November 8th, 2011 - Historical Maps Now Covering 36 States

October 26th, 2011 - Landsat Adds to World Memory

September 21st, 2011 - New USGS Science for Managing Arizonas Groundwater

September 12th, 2011 - Examining Our Past: USGS Historical Map Collection Now Online

August 2nd, 2011 - USGS Science Supports Famine Declaration in East Africa Dire Conditions to Expand Across Southern Somalia

July 12th, 2011 - Historical Maps Released

June 28th, 2011 - Landsat Imagery Tracks Record Flooding in Minot, N.D.

June 10th, 2011 - Arizona Wildfire Sweeps Through Apache National Forest: Satellite Image

June 7th, 2011 - Landsat Tracks Long Tornado Swath in Massachusetts

May 24th, 2011 - Library of Congress Hosts USGS Earth as Art Exhibit

April 14th, 2011 - Mashathon Announced

April 12th, 2011 - USGS Scientists Settle in Seattle to Discuss Geography

March 30th, 2011 - Registration Opens for The National Map Users Conference and GIS Workshop

March 22nd, 2011 - Federal Study Maps Concentrations of Arsenic and Uranium

February 17th, 2011 - Latest Edition of the National Land Cover Database Hits the Streets Detailed Land Surface Reference Based on Landsat Images

February 16th, 2011 - Pecora Award Recognizes Stellar Achievements in Earth Observation

February 3rd, 2011 - Deadline Extended for National Map Conference Abstracts

January 7th, 2011 - 2011 NSDI CAP Proposals Due Jan. 6

December 22nd, 2010 - The USGS Announces The National Map Users Conference and the Geospatial Information Science Workshop

November 30th, 2010 - USGS EROS Sponsors the Earth from Space Traveling Exhibition at the Washington Pavilion

November 16th, 2010 - Earth as Art: Portraits from the Studio of Space

October 28th, 2010 - USGS Seeks Proposals to Build the NSDI

September 17th, 2010 - A Landmark of Efficiency: Digital Topographic Maps Advance Quickly Across the Nation

July 7th, 2010 - New Web Service to Help Those Studying the Heavens

July 1st, 2010 - Finding Imagery of Disasters Gets Graphic

June 29th, 2010 - Interior Continues Leadership Role in Land Remote Sensing Under National Space Policy Announced by the President

June 10th, 2010 - USGS and Spot Image Corporation Announce Data Agreement

June 2nd, 2010 - USGS Accelerates Access to Maps in Oil Spill Area

February 2nd, 2010 - The President’s FY 2011 Budget Proposal for the USGS

August 22nd, 2009 - USGS Adds NASA’s EO-1 Satellite Imagery to Web-enabled Archive

July 31st, 2009 - USGS Releases New Geospatial One-Stop Search Widget

July 22nd, 2009 - USGS Astrogeologists Contribute to “Moon in Google Earth”

July 11th, 2009 - 125 Years of USGS Topographic Mapping: Exhibit Opens at ESRI Conference

June 20th, 2009 - Drought Tool Expands to 48 States

April 16th, 2009 - U.S. Geological Survey Selects Vivisimo as Search Partner

April 10th, 2009 - Local USGS Scientist Receives Prestigious Award

March 17th, 2009 - Where’s the Water? USGS Geospatial Model Improves Estimates of Idaho’s Perennial Streams

March 17th, 2009 - Price for USGS Topo Maps Rises Gently

March 10th, 2009 - New Geospatial One Stop (GOS) Features Add Content to GIS and Mapping Applications

February 14th, 2009 - Astrogeologists Contribute to Google Earth 5.0

December 4th, 2008 - Maps Wrap Up Holiday Gifts

October 16th, 2008 - NSDI CAP Open for Proposal Submissions

September 4th, 2008 - Unexplored Arctic Region to be Mapped

August 7th, 2008 - Secretary Kempthorne Showcases Free Public Availability of Landsat Satellite Image Archive at ESRI Conference

July 3rd, 2008 - USGS Accelerates Access to Satellite Data

June 27th, 2008 - USGS to Help Chile Develop Volcano Early Warning System

May 6th, 2008 - USGS Awards Satellite Imagery Contracts: Enhancing Access to Users

April 16th, 2008 - Kimball Named Associate Director for Geology

January 31st, 2008 - USGS Earthquake Information Available in Google Earth™

January 23rd, 2008 - National Research Council Calibrates Research for The National Map

December 12th, 2007 - Excellence in Earth Observation Honored- Pecora Award Recognizes Science Pioneers

September 5th, 2007 - Michael Gauldin Named USGS Public Affairs Officer

July 26th, 2007 - USGS and NASA Release TerraLook Data Product

May 15th, 2007 - Interior Department Seeks Nominations for National Geospatial Advisory Committee

April 13th, 2007 - Commercial Satellite Imagery Companies Partner with the U.S. Geological Survey in Support of International Charter “Space and Major Disasters”

March 30th, 2007 - USGS Defines Roles for New Satellite Mission

February 7th, 2007 - The President’s FY 2008 Budget Request for USGS

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