Innovative Tech

Any Map, Application, Tool, Mashup, Viewer, etc. that uses The National Map or National Atlas data, services or tools in a new or innovative way - any Tool, Client, Map, Mobile, Crowdsourcing, augmented reality, 3D, etc.. This category is about applying technology for new uses.

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Re-Usable Web based NHD Network Tracing Components

Abstract: Because GIS administrators need to build web mapping applications without writing code, re-usable components were developed: a Server Object Extension (SOE) and an add-in for Esri's Viewer for Silverlight. Without writing any code, a mapservice was configured to serve NHD information from the National Atlas, and extended with the SOE for tracing capabilities. Using the Builder tool, a web map app was built ...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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Using TNM Basemap Tiles in Offline Portable Tablet

I wanted to pull down basemap tiles for use in an android tablet

Application: A recreational pilot could use map tiles in tablet, which has GPS, but can’t access internet

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Oruxmaps to show tiles

Mobile Atlas Creator to extract/cache tiles for offline use

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Exporting JSON Mashup into KML to open in KML Viewers

The TNM Viewer uses a GeoServices REST Specification that ESRI submitted to the OWF. Its a nice beginning standard to a JSON-Version like the OGC Web Context Profile in XML. In any case, since lots of viewers like Google Earth, Open Layers, Google Maps, Bing, and many ESRI Viewers reads KML, but not the JSON GeoServices Spec standard (yet), it may be easier to share the JSON Mashup as KML. The following demo takes a ...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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Piloting TNM-Atlas in the Cloud by USGS NGP

The USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) [which manages The National Map, National Atlas, Geospatial Emergency Operations, Center for Excellence in GIS (CEGIS), and Geospatial Partnerships] is conducting a pilot to evaluate the readiness of Cloud services for delivery of geospatial data. The scope of the pilot includes Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service. The pilot includes ...more »

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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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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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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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