Campaign: Innovative Tech

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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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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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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