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December 12th, 2014 - NASA-USGS Climate Data App Challenge: An Invitation for Innovation

December 8th, 2014 - Data-driven Insights on the California Drought

December 5th, 2014 - New Heights of Global Topographic Data Will Aid Climate Change Research

December 5th, 2014 - USGS will show Mountain Bike Trails on newly Revised US Topo Maps

December 3rd, 2014 - USGS Lidar Base Specification Version 1.2

November 20th, 2014 - NASA and USGS Recognize Landsat 8 Satellite Team for Innovations in Earth Observations

November 19th, 2014 - USGS-NASA Award Recognizes Innovations in Earth Observation

October 27th, 2014 - New USGS Maine Maps Feature National Scenic Trails

October 23rd, 2014 - USGS Offers Revised Alabama Maps Featuring New Design

September 23rd, 2014 - USGS: We Will Rock You - Geologic Map Day

September 17th, 2014 - Getting Out of Harm’s Way: GIS Tool for Estimating Evacuation Times from Tsunamis

September 16th, 2014 - New Oregon Maps Feature National Scenic Trails

September 4th, 2014 - National Scenic Trails Added to Revised Michigan Maps

August 20th, 2014 - USGS Historic Map Project Leader Feted by Librarians

August 6th, 2014 - Newly designed US Topo maps covering Arkansas and South Carolina are now available online for free download

July 30th, 2014 - U.S. Virgin Islands Maps Need The National Map Corps Volunteers

July 17th, 2014 - USGS Wants You to Know: Whats the Deal with 3DEP?

July 15th, 2014 - New Global Geologic Map of Mars

June 4th, 2014 - Discover the Northwest with Revised US Topo Montana Maps

May 23rd, 2014 - Revised North Dakota, Delaware and Maryland U.S. Topo Maps Feature New Design

May 15th, 2014 - Meeting the Elevation Needs of the Nation

April 24th, 2014 - Revised West Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia Maps Feature New Design

April 17th, 2014 - USGS Webinar: Using The National Map Services to Enable your Web and Mobile Mapping Efforts

April 7th, 2014 - U.S. Authoritative Land Cover Map New and Improved

April 1st, 2014 - USGS: No Foolin’—You Can Contribute to National Mapping

March 25th, 2014 - USGS US Topos of Utah Now Include HERE Data

March 1st, 2014 - The National Map and National Atlas Merge

January 22nd, 2014 - New US Topo Idaho and New Mexico Quads Available

December 19th, 2013 - Crowd-Sourcing the Nation: 25,000 Manmade Map Features Edited

December 14th, 2013 - AmericaView Wins Major Competitive Grant from USGS

December 3rd, 2013 - Report: Landsat Users Confirm Its Unique Value

November 26th, 2013 - Landsat Public Meeting Notice: Sustainable Land Imaging Users Forum, Dec. 4

November 15th, 2013 - Landsat Data in Action: Changes in Worlds Forests Portrayed in High Definition

November 14th, 2013 - Buckeye (Ohio) Quads Released on US Topo

November 13th, 2013 - Dr. Cynthia Brewer Earns the 2013 Henry Gannett Award for Exceptional Contributions to Topographic Mapping

September 13th, 2013 - USGS Offers New Maps for Colorado and Minnesota

August 16th, 2013 - Crowd-Sourcing the Nation: Now a National Effort

August 14th, 2013 - National Scenic Trails Added to US Topo Maps

June 20th, 2013 - USGS Completes Decommissioning of Landsat 5

April 23rd, 2013 - App-lifying USGS Earth Science Data Challenge Winners Announced

April 18th, 2013 - The USGS makes finding the locations (and more) of U.S. species a lot easier with the new digital resource

April 11th, 2013 - President’s 2014 USGS Budget Proposal Strengthens Science

March 16th, 2013 - USGS Postpones The National Map Users Conference and USGS Community for Data Integration Workshop

February 11th, 2013 - Reminder - Abstracts for the 2013 TMN UC and CDI Workshop Due Soon

January 17th, 2013 - USGS Seeks Nominations for 2013 Gannett Award

January 9th, 2013 - App-lifying and Enhancing USGS Earth Science Data (USGS App Contest)

December 11th, 2012 - Date Set for The National Map Users Conference and Community for Data Integration Workshop

December 5th, 2012 - 2012 Pecora Awards Presented for Achievements in Earth Remote Sensing

November 27th, 2012 - Lidar Confirms Sandy’s Dramatic Coastal Change Impacts and Future Coastal Vulnerability

November 17th, 2012 - North Carolina, Delmarva Coastlines Changed by Hurricane Sandy

November 10th, 2012 - Photos Reveal Severity of Hurricane Sandy’s Coastal Impacts

November 4th, 2012 - USGS and Google Partner on Emergency Alerts

October 2nd, 2012 - USGS Inducted into the 2012 URISA GIS Hall of Fame

September 19th, 2012 - Florida and Illinois Make 48 (States in US Topo Program)

August 16th, 2012 - USGS Northern Plains Data Improved

January 10th, 2012 - USGS EROS Welcomes New Director

January 10th, 2012 - Technical Announcement: High Resolution OrbView - 3 Images Now Available from USGS

December 7th, 2011 - Global Enterprise Mobility Market Forecast & Analysis (2011 - 2016) | ReportsnReports

December 1st, 2011 - USGS Technical Announcement: New Heights of Accuracy for World Topography

August 25th, 2011 - Landsat image maps aid fire recovery efforts in AZ

February 15th, 2011 - Presidents 2012 USGS Budget Proposal

July 7th, 2010 - 25,000 Maps…and Counting

April 13th, 2010 - USGS a Major Force at 2010 AAG Conference

February 5th, 2010 - Interior Department Announces Appointments to National Geospatial Advisory Committee

January 25th, 2010 - Volunteered Geographic Information for The National Map

November 17th, 2009 - Free U.S. Earth Imagery Sharpens Shared View of Global Challenges

November 17th, 2009 - Technical Announcement: SPOT Comes to USGS Archive of Earth Observation Imagery

October 21st, 2009 - USGS Seeks Proposals to Build the National Spatial Data Infrastructure

December 16th, 2008 - USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) Updates The National Map Website

October 1st, 2008 - New Geologic Map Provides Details on Past, Present and Future of the Colorado Front Range

July 8th, 2008 - Organizing an Earth Systems Science Agency

June 19th, 2008 - National Treasure Expands: National Archives to Include Earth Imagery

February 5th, 2008 - The President’s FY 2009 Budget Request for USGS

October 19th, 2007 - USGS Seeks Project Solicitations to Improve National Spatial Data Infrastructure at the Grass-roots

May 26th, 2007 - USGS Pilot Project Makes High-Quality Landsat Data Available Through Web

April 14th, 2007 - USGS Launches Land Cover Data Web Tool

January 9th, 2007 - TerraLook Coming Soon

December 29th, 2006 - USGS News Release: New Perspectives on Urban Land Use Change

December 5th, 2006 - USGS Seeks Project Solicitations for Innovative Ways to Improve Digital Geospatial Data Infrastructure

October 17th, 2006 - USGS and NASA Select Landsat Science Team

July 27th, 2006 - Do You Know the Hazard in Your Backyard?

July 21st, 2006 - USGS to Host Future of Land Imaging in the United States Workshop

April 26th, 2006 - Jones Named Chief Scientist for Geography

January 31st, 2006 - Landsat 5 Resumes Operations

December 29th, 2005 - Orthorectified Landsat Digital Data Now Available From USGS

June 15th, 2005 - Secretary Norton Names Pat Leahy Acting Director of the U.S.Geological Survey

April 3rd, 2005 - DOI and NASA Honor Achievements in Remote Sensing

February 11th, 2005 - Today’s Earthquake in Arkansas Provides Wake-Up Call

February 5th, 2005 - President Bush Proposes Increase in USGS Landsat 7 Funding for FY 2006

February 2nd, 2005 - Geospatial One-Stop Project Awards Portal Contract

January 26th, 2005 - USGS Provides Satellite Data for Tsunami Disaster Relief Efforts

January 15th, 2005 - USGS Releases New EO-1 Product

December 16th, 2004 - USGS Offers New Landsat 7 Gap-Filled Product

August 18th, 2004 - USGS establishes National Geospatial Programs Office

June 25th, 2004 - USGS Awards Contract for Commercial Satellite Imagery to DigitalGlobe

June 5th, 2004 - USGS Awards Contracts for Commercial Satellite Imagery

June 1st, 2002 - USGS Names Thompson as Chief of EROS Data Center

March 9th, 2002 - USGS Partners with ATDI to Serve Geographic Data

January 16th, 2002 - USGS Partners with MapMart.com to Serve Geographic Data

December 28th, 1999 - Kathryn Clement Is Named USGS Deputy Director

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