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The USGS National Map Viewer
Entry ID: USGS_National_Map


Summary
Abstract: As one of the cornerstones of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Geospatial Program, The National Map is a collaborative effort among the USGS and other Federal, State, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. It has many uses ranging from recreation to scientific analysis to emergency response. The National Map is easily accessible for display on the Web, as products and services, and as downloadable data. The geographic information available from The National Map includes orthoimagery (aerial photographs), elevation, geographic names, hydrography, boundaries, transportation, structures, and land cover. Other types of geographic information can be added within the viewer or brought in with The National Map data into a Geographic Information System to create specific types of maps or map views. The National Map is a significant contribution to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and currently is being transformed to better serve the geospatial community by providing high quality, integrated geospatial data and improved products and services including new generation digital topographic maps.

Related URL
Link: GOTO WEB TOOL > MAP VIEWER
Description: Access the USGS National Map Viewer.

ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
BOUNDARIES


Platform
MAPS    [Information]
LANDSAT-1    [Information]
LANDSAT-2    [Information]
LANDSAT-3    [Information]
LANDSAT-4    [Information]
LANDSAT-5    [Information]
LANDSAT-7    [Information]
LANDSAT-8    [Information]


Instrument
SURVEYING TOOLS


Keywords
GIS
Map Layers
Atlas
Census
Congressional Districts
EPA Envirofacts
Forest Cover
Forest Fragmentation
Invasive Species
Minerals
NAWQA Surface Water


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA


NATIONAL MAP SUPPORT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: nationalmap at usgs.gov


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2003-04-02
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-05-31



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