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1 There’s a Map for That! Maps and tools you didn’t know about How to find, get, and use maps from the US Geological SurveyRichard Huffine, Director USGS Libraries ProgramAmerican Library Association Annual Conference June 25, 2011
2 Outline The National Map and US Topo USGS Store Map Locator and DownloaderThe National AtlasThe National Geologic Map DatabaseThe USGS Publications WarehouseThe USGS Libraries and ASK-USGSOther government sources
3 The National Map and US Topo Since 1884, topographic maps have been a signature product of the USGSThey are a critical and versatile tool for viewing the nation's vast landscape.In the last quarter-century, technology has transformed topographic mapping science from the printed product to digital data and on-line applications.In 2009, the USGS released a new map viewer and a new generation of topographic map – the US Topo; a digital map with integrated an photo layer
7 Status of US Topo Production More than 28,311 US Topo maps are available (as of )Kansas was the first US Topo state, and is 100% complete followed by:Oklahoma: 99%New York: 96%Texas: 98%Kentucky: 100%Iowa: 97%Tennessee: 98%Indiana: 89%Pennsylvania: 99%Wisconsin: 98%Virginia: 79%Ohio: 99%Colorado: 97%Minnesota: 95%North Carolina: 80%New Mexico: 99%Idaho: 100%Washington: 99%Utah: 97% completeWest Virginia: 100%Georgia: 100%North Dakota: 99%New Jersey: 99%Delaware: 96%Montana: 30%The remaining states are scheduled for production in and 2013.
8 The National AtlasMaps of America are what you'll find and make on nationalatlas.gov™.Maps that illustrate our changing Nation.Maps that capture and depict the patterns, conditions, and trends of American life.Maps that tell their own stories.Maps that are accurate and reliable from more than 20 Federal organizations.Your Own Personal Map Maker:
10 The National Geologic Map Database A resource for maps and related data about:geology, hazards, earth resources, geophysics, geochemistry, geochronology, paleontology, and marine geology.Find 85,000+ maps, images, data, and products from 350+ publishersNew data viewer, allows you to find regional geologic maps and information in the Map Catalog and Lexicon of Geologic Names (Geolex)
12 USGS Publications Warehouse A citation system, managing links and information about everything the USGS has ever publishedAlso now includes information on some USGS authored worksA number of maps were published as USGS publications and are linked and listed in the Publications WarehouseSome popular map series include:Hydrologic AtlasOil and Gas InvestigationsGeophysical InvestigationsMineral InvestigationsScientific Investigations
13 USGS Publications Warehouse All materials are being converted to PDF for easy accessDigitization of historical materials is proceeding. Currently working on:USGS BulletinsProfessional PapersEarly Survey materialsNow using RSS feeds to share information about what is availableDeveloping a “next generation” solution using Fedora Commons for repository services
14 USGS Libraries and ASK-USGS Not everything is on-line today and the USGS maintains libraries in three locations with substantial map collections:Menlo Park, CADenver, COReston, VASupport is also available through the ASK-USGS services both on-line and by toll-free call to ASK-USGS ( ) or using an contact form.The services work together to provide reference and support for access and use of maps.
15 Other Government Sources Keep in mind that the USGS doesn’t cover every type of mapping activity in government:Census Bureau produces maps of population and trendsTransportation maps roads and other infrastructureAgriculture maps farms, soil surveys, vegetation, etc.NOAA maps waterways and land beneath the oceans and Great LakesThe National Geospatial Intelligence Agency maps the world for the Department of DefenseAnd individuals in State government develop maps that cover areas and issues in local communities.
16 Contacts and References Richard Huffine, Director USGS Libraries ProgramThe National Map and US TopoUSGS Store Map Locator and DownloaderThe National AtlasThe National Geologic Map DatabaseThe USGS Publications Warehouse