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Maps for autonomous vehicles will be generated from satellite images

April 25, 2019

Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Maxar Technologies and NTT DATA collaborate to build high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles…
New Sunshine State Maps Add U.S. Forest Service Data

September 17, 2015

Recently released US Topo maps for Florida now feature more trails using data provided by the U.S. Forest…
Students use open source mapping to aid relief efforts in Nepal

June 4, 2015

Half a world away, University of Washington civil and envi­ron­men­tal engi­neer­ing stu­dents trace the out­lines of roads, paths…
Citizen scientists map global forests

March 31, 2015

New maps of global forest cover from the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA)’s Geo-Wiki team provide…
The Best Apps for Road Trips

March 26, 2015

Many people today have some type of intelligent mobile device, like a tablet or smartphone or both. The…
Finding farmland: New maps offer a clearer view of global agriculture

January 19, 2015

Knowing where agricultural land is located is crucial for regional and global food security planning, and information on…
Google My Maps now in Drive

December 11, 2014

Google My Maps is a custom map creation tool. It helps you for example to map you favorite runs.…
New Heights of Global Topographic Data Will Aid Climate Change Research

December 5, 2014

The U.S. Geological Survey announced today that improved global topographic (elevation) data are now publicly available for North…
Walk through buildings from your own device

October 30, 2014

Would you like to visit The Frick Collection art museum in New York City but can’t find the…
Literature Searches Benefit from Location Tagging

October 30, 2014

Conducting literature searches for scientific papers just got more comprehensive, thanks to innovations by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)…
What’s the Deal with 3DEP?

July 18, 2014

The USGS, along with other federal, state, local and private agencies is establishing a new 3D Elevation Program…
New Global Geologic Map of Mars

July 15, 2014

A new global geologic map of Mars –the most thorough representation of the “Red Planet’s” surface – has…
U.S. Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transport Group launches Web-based program

July 11, 2014

A new Web-based version of the Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transport Model, or GIFT, has been released as part…
Researchers develop maps suggesting most beautiful routes

July 8, 2014

Internet maps can easily advise you the fastest route. However, they still can’t propose you the most beautiful…
All ESO’s Observatories Included in Google Street View

June 11, 2014

ESO’s observing sites at Paranal Observatory, La Silla Observatory and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and have…
Nearly 25 U.S. state-specific fact sheets are now available to understand 3DEP applications

May 16, 2014

Want to know how elevation will benefit your state? The USGS National Geospatial Program is advancing the 3D Elevation Program,…
The mapmaker’s dilemma: How do you solve a problem like Crimea?

May 6, 2014

The region of Crimea, as shown to Canadian users on Google Maps. Note that Google depicts the border…
USGS Webinar: Using The National Map Services to Enable your Web and Mobile Mapping Efforts

April 18, 2014

Are you a developer, firm, or organization using mobile or web applications to enable your users?  The USGS…
Google Maps brings Angkor’s thousand-year-old temples on your computers

April 4, 2014

Google Maps has brought Southeast Asia’s most iconic monument Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia on your computers. Angkor Wat…
No Foolin’ — You Can Contribute to National Mapping in U.S.

April 2, 2014

This April marks the one year anniversary of the USGS’s The National Map Corps (TNMCorps) transition from a small regional…
Crowd-Sourcing the Nation: 25,000 Manmade Map Features Edited

December 19, 2013

Civilian volunteers are making significant additions to the U.S. Geological Survey’s ability to provide accurate mapping information to…
What are Future Climate Projections for Precipitation and Temperature for Your County?

December 11, 2013

 For the first time, maps and summaries of historical and projected temperature and precipitation changes for the 21st century…
Japan ‘takes issue with Google maps’ over islands

September 30, 2013

Japan has asked local authorities and state-run universities not to post Google maps on their websites because some…
Satellite flood maps reach crisis teams via Internet

September 30, 2013

Building on its use of satellites for responding to disasters, ESA has helped to create a service that…
USGS Releases New Maps for Colorado and Minnesota

September 13, 2013

In keeping with rapid demand, the USGS has posted new US Topo quadrangles covering Colorado (1,794 maps) and Minnesota (1,689).These…
In The World: Mapping the logistics of megacities

September 10, 2013

As ever-larger “megacities” become home to more and more of the world’s people, the supply chains that bring…
Street View shows Japan nuclear evacuation zone

September 6, 2013

New explorable images from the Japanese coast devastated by an enormous tsunami have been posted online, allowing web…
Crowd-Sourcing the Nation: Now a National U.S. Geographical Mapping Effort

August 15, 2013

The mapping crowd-sourcing program, known as The National Map Corps (TNMCorps), encourages citizens to collect structures data by adding new features, removing obsolete…
Navigate America’s Major Rivers Without Getting Wet

July 18, 2013

Have you ever dropped a stick into a river and wondered where it might go if it floated…
Path to independence

July 17, 2013

Smartphones, equipped with the latest in mapping software and GPS technology, have made “finding your way” as simple…
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