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Monday, August 6, 2007

Can USGS Compete with Google Earth?

The National Map (, "The nations' topographic map for the 21st century", is an online, interactive map service provided by the United States Geographical Survey (USGS). The National Map provides public access to high-quality, geospatial data and information from multiple partners to help support decisionmaking by resource managers and the public. The National Map is the product of a consortium of Federal, State, and local partners who provide geospatial data to enhance America's ability to access, integrate, and apply geospatial data at global, national, and local scales.