The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT ) http://www.pcta.org/ is a treasured pathway through some of the most outstanding scenic terrain in the United States. Beginning in southern California at the Mexican border, the PCT travels a total distance of 2,650 miles through California, Oregon, and Washington until reaching the Canadian border.
This from the USGS… The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is a national initiative to accelerate the collection of 3-dimensional elevation data, to manage the authoritative lidar and ifsar datasets, and to provide elevation products and services to everyone for applications ranging from flood risk management to agricultural production.
Here’s a fabulous digital archive with tens of thousands of maps for your viewing and printing pleasure! Available in time for the Fourth of July and able to be accessed on all digital devices, the USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer brings to life more than 178,000 maps dating from 1884 to 2006. In 2009, USGS began the […]
An update on 3DEP from the USGS… The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed 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. The primary goal of 3DEP is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the […]
Something news from the US DOI in this climate viewing tool – The new tool gives citizens and resource managers the opportunity to look at climate-driven impacts on watersheds and map projected changes at the local, regional, state and watershed levels. The USGS National Climate Change Viewer (NCCV) includes the historical and future climate projections […]
An update via the USGS and the natioanl map program… Latest West Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia Quads Available: New US Topomaps for West Virginia (418 quads), New Jersey (150 quads) and Georgia (952 quads) have been posted to the USGS Map Locator & Downloader and are also accessible through The National Map viewer. The new maps feature a new design […]
So you need USGS topos do you? After years and years the USGS topo data is still a hot ticket item that many Geo professionals rely on for their basemaps. Since the dawn of time these data have been quite a pain to get.. imagine sifting through archaic data repositories on academic sites, state portals […]
Wind energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors of renewable energy in the United States. About 3% of the total electricity in the United States was generated by wind turbines in 2012 (according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration), which is equivalent to the annual electricity use for about 12 million households. In response to […]
An interesting research effort via the USGS asks Could Species Conservation be Key to Winning a College Football National Championship? This via the USGS… Believe it or not, sports analysts may want to pay attention to a different set of rankings—the endangered species list. In fact, by studying the work that USGS scientists have conducted […]
A recent update from the USGS shares that there are now more than 400 new topographic maps available for the state of Alaska. These new maps that update and detail the physical features of the state are part of the Alaska Mapping Initiative. The AMI is a combined Federal, state, local and tribal program to […]