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Data Delivery for the National Fish Habitat Action Plan

The National Fish Habitat Action Plan map and data web tool was developed to enable users to see multiple views depicting the condition of stream and coastal habitats across the country that was recently released in the report "Through a Fish's Eye: The Status of Fish Habitat In The United States 2010 Report". The map viewer also provides access to detailed information at finer scales, as well as the option to download ...more »

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myNewYorkviewer: Integrating TNM Services with Local Data

The ESRI ArcGIS Explorer (AGX) desktop viewer provides an excellent environment to mash-up geospatial datasets from authoritative federal, state, and local sources. Highlighting several TNM map services, the myNYviewer integrates a range of live state (NY and PA) and county government map services, including local geospatial datasets. The mash-up focuses on the Marcellus Shale gas development in the Southern Tier region ...more »

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Use of TNM Data to Detect Significant Topographic Changes

TNM data (elevation and land cover) have been used to develop a national inventory of significant topographic changes in the U.S. TNM elevation data (National Elevation Dataset) and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data form a unique pair of seamless multi-temporal elevation datasets that were analyzed to detect 20th century topographic surface changes. An extensive Web site ( http://topochange.cr.usgs.gov/ ) ...more »

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Federal Featured Data in TNM Viewer (Mashathon Challenge)

In The National Map Viewer, under "Other Featured Data" - viewer.nationalmap.gov/beta (or live viewer), Along with TNM base data overlays, there are several featured data mashups from other Science, Hazards, and Land Management programs. Challenge: 1. Give making a mashup with one of these services a try 2. Copy your link or Print PDF in the upper right of the viewer 3. Submit your idea as part of the mashathon: USGS ...more »

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Land Cover Analysis Tools with TNM base map

In 2006, the USGS Eastern Geographic Science Center began a joint project to develop a custom application to provide enhanced public access to USGS’s National Land Cover Database (NLCD). The resulting Land Cover Analysis Tool (LCAT) allows users to quickly locate, display, and download data from the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD) , including the recently developed NLCD Change Product, which displays changes in land ...more »

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USGS National Map Science Support Application - Demo

The goal of The National Map Science Support Application at the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK) is to provide a spatial data viewer and analysis tools that will enable scientist to easily interact with and use The National Map data as well as view and apply local data and map services that support USGS Science. http://nrmsc.usgs.gov/NatMapDemo The Science Support Viewer simplifies major components ...more »

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U.S Groundwater Data Portal (TNM Basemap)

Design underway at the USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics in Madison, WI. Portal will be a new system, designed with knowledge of the data exchange standards used by: The EPA/USGS Water Quality Data Exchange (a STORET and NWIS Data Portal) The Open Geospatial Consortium and associated Groundwater Interoperability Experiment (USGS, NRCan, CSIRO, and CUAHSI) Goal is automated data transfer from data providers, through ...more »

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Generating and Saving a Mashup with your service in TNM Viewer

In the release of the new viewer posted on beta for the TNM Users Conference at: http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/beta (Best in Firefox/Chrome) a user can now cut and paste a WMS, REST, KML, RSS or WMTS into the search box, auto-add that to the map in one-click, zoom/pan, turn on/off any layer/basemap, save bookmark THEN re-open with that User Added Service for future reference. Previously, it would not save that User Added ...more »

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Using The National Map Lidar Elevation Data to Study Volcanoes

Light detection and ranging (lidar) point cloud data were used to generate digital elevation models (DEMs) of Mount St. Helens. The high resolution and increased vertical accuracy lidar DEMs are incorporated into the National Elevation Dataset, the elevation layer of The National Map, and are important for studying debris flows surrounding the volcano. The 3D animation of the dome was developed by the U.S. Geological ...more »

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Dynamic Page of TNM Services List

http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/example/services.html This simple code makes it easy for a another user to see all the exact service URLs grouped logically as laid out in The National Map viewer for another developer to copy to use to embed in their application. This page uses the DOJO Javascript framework to call the JSON configuration file in use by the viewer or any instance of the viewer. The JSON Configuration file, ...more »

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TNM LiDAR Elevation Data Employed in Carolina Bay Survey

http://www.cintos.org/Survey/Maps Aerial photographs of Carolina bays taken in the 1930’s sparked research into their geomorphology, but revealed only part of their unique planforms. Digital Elevation Maps, created in Global Mapper using LiDAR-derived data from the USGS’s National Map Server, accentuate the visual presentation of these shallow basins. To support a geospatial survey, the LiDAR maps were exported as KML-JPEG ...more »

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Delineating Watershed Boundaries Using The National Map

The National Elevation Dataset, the elevation layer of The National Map, is the framework for a multi-layered hydrologic database called the Elevation Derivatives for National Applications (EDNA). Using valuable flow direction characteristics within the EDNA, an elevation-derived watershed tool is available to delineate and download watershed boundaries by selecting a point anywhere within the conterminous United States. ...more »

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