News

Technical Announcements

Explore the technical news that focuses on data, methodologies, and more.

Subscribe
Filter Total Items: 345
Date published: July 31, 2017

Mapping Public Lands in the United States

The Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) is the official inventory of public parks and other protected areas in all U.S. states and territories.

Date published: July 28, 2017

The 3D Elevation Program and America's Infrastructure

The USGS is seeing a dramatic increase in the use of 3D geospatial data for infrastructure planning, modeling and construction

Date published: July 26, 2017

USGS Releases New JavaScript Library to Create Location Search Widgets for Web Applications

The U.S. Geological Survey Search API is a custom JavaScript library useful for creating a location search widget in a webpage, typically in conjunction with a web map. The widget connects to a database created for the API, or Application-Programming Interface, to quickly find and suggest locations as the user enters text to navigate to areas of interest. 

Date published: July 25, 2017

USGS Program Funds and Trains the Next Generation of Geologic Mappers

As part of the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, EDMAP is supporting upcoming geologic mappers by providing invalubable experience and matching-funds grants.

Date published: July 24, 2017

Alaska Mapping Update

The USGS continues to collect high resolution elevation data, contributing to greatly improved Alaska map data

Date published: July 21, 2017

Challenge Accepted

USGS crowd-sourcing project volunteers have updated more than 1,200 Post Office locations and data in Illinois

Date published: July 20, 2017

USGS Now Archiving, Redistributing Indian Resourcesat Data

Resourcesat data that are important for understanding changes associated with agriculture, forestry, phenology, and other applications are now available in the USGS archive.

Date published: July 20, 2017

Landslide Assistance from the Air

The USGS uses cutting edge technologies to investigate and forecast landslides and other natural hazards.

Date published: July 17, 2017

Wildlife Cameras Offer Insight on Geese for Industry and Researchers in the Arctic

Direct encounters with humans can increase the likelihood that nesting geese will lose their eggs to predators, according to a recent study released Monday, July 17.

Date published: July 17, 2017

USGS Releases Three Approaches for Estimating Recovery Factors in Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery

The U.S. Geological Survey has evaluated three methods for estimating how much oil and gas could be produced by injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) into petroleum reservoirs.

Date published: July 12, 2017

New Warning System Identifies Flash Drought Quickly

Agricultural crops can wither in a flash when the days turn hot, the air dries, the rain stops and moisture evaporates quickly from the soil. A new early warning system can help alert managers and others as drought begins to happen.

Date published: July 11, 2017

USGS Topo Base Map Updates

An updated “USGS Topo Base Map” service named “USGS Topo” includes some new design changes and refreshed data content.