Research Tools: The National Map—New Data Delivery Homepage, Advanced Viewer, Lidar Visualization
From a USGS Fact Sheet:
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.
The National Map is featuring direct links to new and improved GIS data access utilities on a refreshed data delivery homepage at https://www.usgs.gov/NationalMap/data.
The following is a list of some of the capabilities available through the National Map applications.
•Create and export maps using The National Map’s online data. Even import your own data into the viewer for display and map creation.
• Search or browse The National Map’s extensive data catalog and select from several methods for downloading.
• Find and explore lidar point clouds in 3D through the Lidar Explorer.
•Access current and historical topo maps available in GeoPDF and GeoTIFF formats.
Direct to Complete Fact Sheet
2 pages; PDF.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.