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The USGS National Map Viewer
Entry ID: USGS_National_Map
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Summary
Abstract: The National Map viewer is the USGS's geographic information system (GIS)
application which is designed to provide easy access to geospatial information.
The viewer is a Web-enabled portal to all of the geospatial information
contained in The National Map. This portal not only supports on-line access to
the geospatial information, but also allows the download of digital data and
creation of cartographic products.

The National Map

The National Map provides public domain core geographic data about the United
States and its territories that other agencies can extend, enhance, and
reference as they concentrate on maintaining other data that are unique to
their needs. The National Map will be a foundation of information to which the
private sector can contribute core feature content and to which proprietary
datasets can be linked to provide access to higher resolution data, additional
(non-base) features, and enriched attribute information. The National Map will
promote cost effectiveness by minimizing the need to find, develop, integrate,
and maintain geographic base data each time they are needed.

The National Map will provide data and operational capabilities that include
the following:

1. High-resolution digital orthorectified imagery from aerial photographs or
satellite imagery that will provide some of the feature information now
symbolized on topographic maps.

2. High-resolution surface elevation data including bathymetry to derive
contours for primary series topographic maps and to support Earth surface
modeling and the production of accurate orthorectified imagery.

3. Vector feature data for hydrography (rivers and water bodies),
transportation (roads, railways, and waterways), structures, government unit
boundaries, and publicly-owned lands boundaries.

4. Geographic names for physical and cultural features to support the U.S.
Board on Geographic Names and other names such as for highways and streets.

5. Land cover data that classify the land surface into categories such as open
water and high-density residential.

The National Map is a new perspective on geographic base information. By
sharing its vision, the USGS affirms its dedication to refocusing and
reinvigorating its efforts to meet the Nation's needs for this critical
information. The USGS will consolidate and redefine its component mapping
activities and seek creative partnerships to ensure that current, complete,
consistent, and accurate information is available and useful to the Nation. It
will take sustained commitment to achieve the full goals of The National Map
vision. In the near future, the USGS and its partners will concentrate on
improving data and map content and currentness for high priority areas, with
emphasis on building long-term partnerships, and on improving data access and
dissemination capabilities.

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Related URL
Link: GET RELATED DATA SET METADATA (DIF)
Description: National Atlas of the United States of America from the U.S. Geological
Survey (USGS).

Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: The GNIS provides names data to government agencies and to the public, provides
the Geographic Names data layers to The National Map, and is the source for the
gazetteer (Find Place) search in The National Map viewer. Web map and features
services for names data also are available.

Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: Layer metadata for the National Map Viewer.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Information on the National Atlas.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: The USGS National Mapping Information Home Page.
Service Citation
Originators: USGS
Title: The USGS National Map Viewer
Provider: USGS
URL: http://nationalmap.gov/
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >CROP/PLANT YIELDS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >CYCLONES   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH >DISEASES/EPIDEMICS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >FLOODS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >AQUIFERS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DISCHARGE/FLOW   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >FLOODS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RUNOFF   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >LANDSLIDES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS >COAL   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS >NATURAL GAS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS >PETROLEUM   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS >BIVALVES >MUSSELS
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >INVASIVE SPECIES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >CYCLONES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >HURRICANES   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
BOUNDARIES
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
HEALTH
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
PLANNING CADASTRE
SOCIETY
STRUCTURE
TRANSPORTATION
UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
Access Constraints
MS Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
Netscape 4.7, 6.1 or higher
Mozilla 1.3 or higher

Requires a minimum screen resolution of 800 by 600 pixels to display properly.
Higher screen resolutions are recommended. The application is best viewed at a
screen resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels.
Service Provider
National Geospatial Programs Office, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

Service Provider Personnel
Name: STANLEY L. PONCE
Fax: 303-202-4742
Email: sponce at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS CR -- DO
Box 25046, Denver Federal Center Mail Stop 150
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2003-04-02
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-10-17
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