Drew Decker from the USGS passed information about the launch of the National Geologic Map Database new web MapView (http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/MapView/)
As part of Earth Science Week, the AGI, AASG, and USGS collaborated to include geologic map information and activities in the 16,000 Earth Science week teacher packets. Go here to learn more:
http://www.earthsciweek.org/geologicmap/. USGS news release: http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3400.
Also, in concert with Geologic Map Day, today is the launch of the National Geologic Map Database new web MapView (http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/MapView/)
The MapView provides a mosaicked view of published geologic maps of the western half of the Nation, with addition of the remaining States expected in 2013.
News Release here: http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3428&from=rss_home.
A good job at the USGS – note that this position is only open for a week!
The USGS has released its new digital topographic maps for California. I have published detailed information about this on our GIS Data Portal.
For more information, click here to go to Los Angeles County GIS Data Portal.
A bit of tongue in cheek humor – I wish all the maps we made could be like this (but then we wouldn’t have jobs).
Drew Decker from the USGS passed this along:
Here’s a link directly into the USGS Store. You have to click on the map, then you can click on the bubble to get the pop-up list of maps.
Here are a couple of maps I downloaded:
Continue reading USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection released for California