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TNM OpenLayers Viewer Framework

The USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics - cida.usgs.gov - created this prototype in Summer 2010 for The National Map Viewer Framework in OpenLayers. It calls WMS or Tiled services, in similar style to TNM. To use, extract the attached zip, and double-click index.html. This is a seeder starter OpenLayers prototype to anyone else who wants to download the code and modify. Maybe could go on "github". Recommended ...more »

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Sciencebase.gov - TNM as Basemap Option

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Core Science Systems is working to enhance and expand information sharing and preservation by developing ScienceBase, a collaborative scientific data and information management platform used directly by scientists and data practitioners. www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/ Using a DOJO Javascript API for a map viewing UI to the catalog search results, a ScienceBase user can toggle a basemap button ...more »

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TNM Services in ArcMap Template

In 2010, the USGS Community for Data Integration had a goal to incorporate new National Map base data layer services in existing mapping applications and document case studies as a demonstration of using these corporate data assets. The attached ArcMap MXD Templates were created as palettes to drag and drop services from this MXD into scientist MXDs to make mashup within ArcMap. For static and stable services, this model ...more »

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PAD-US Viewer with TNM Base Map option

http://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/viewers/ Protected Area Dataset - United States (PAD-US) Go to PAD-US Viewers (Direct Link): http://gap.uidaho.edu:8081/padus/padus2.do The USGS Biological Informatics Program http://biology.usgs.gov/bio/ mission is to create the informatics framework, provide the scientific content, and develop the public and private partnerships needed for the understanding and stewardship of our Nation's ...more »

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TNM Services on ArcGIS.com Explorer

http://explorer.arcgis.com/?open=063d336982fd45dc98ab5397bab51ca2 Creates the same visualization environment currently on viewer.nationalmap.gov on the arcgis.com site. This Mashup uses the same USGS The National Map BaseMap options, Overlay Services, etc. on the layers pane on the left. Can be copied, changed, shared on arcgis.com. Uses the http://explorer.arcgis.com/ platform which is Microsoft Silverlight Plug-in ...more »

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USGS National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Instance of TNM Viewer

http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/nhd The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is the surface water component of The National Map. The NHD is a digital vector dataset used by geographic information systems (GIS). It contains features such as lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, canals, dams and streamgages. These data are designed to be used in general mapping and in the analysis of surface-water systems. The NHD created an ...more »

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National Parks Lichens Map Viewer using TNM Base Maps

The Biological Informatics Program has rewritten the National Parks Lichens Map Viewer to use base map layers from TNM. The new viewer is written using the Google API and in addition to using TNM base maps it will also bring in the GAP land cover dataset. Future plans are to add the USGS Vegetation Characterization Program's data to the viewer. These mashups will provide the research scientist a very comprehensive look ...more »

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View the USGS Vegetation Characterization Program's data in TNM

The USGS Vegetation Characterization Program has begun web enabling all their National Parks Vegetation data sets via the OGC WMS standard. A new link "View in TNM" will be added to each parks web page. When invoked the TNM Viewer will open and zoom to the vegetation web mapping service. This will provide the researcher with an idea of what each data set has to offer without having to first download the data and bring ...more »

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Using TNM for contributing to OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a wiki-like map of the world. Public domain data is an important information source for OSM. While many layers from TNM have been uploaded in bulk to OSM, many have not. TNM layers are provided as cached tiles and WMS layers that, with a little effort, can be used to digitize features directly into OSM. Eric Wolf (ebwolf@usgs.gov) Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS), ...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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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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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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