QGIS and Earthquakes

Confession – Former Geology Student turned into GIS person. Back when I started doing GIS we were running on Sun Sparc Stations. I learned a lot – and one of the things I learned was I love to tinker with small programs. The fun one was xearth for a few...

USGS Ortho Quads and Google

It’s one of the things I always end up falling back to are the USGS 7.5 Minute quad sheet. My forestry clients live and die by them even though they are now getting severely out of date – some as much as 30 years. I stumbled on this the other day –...

Apparently the National Map isn’t Essential

The Government shutdown is in it’s….well – what are we close to two weeks in…. The clients of NRGS are typically organizations struggling with data or organizations that need an answer. So I utilize a lot of NAIP, census data, and whatever is...

USGS NED Prototype 2.0

So I just got this over email – It looks like the USGS is preparing for the next version of the National Elevation Dataset The following USGS online publication was approved for release and has been made available to the public. USGS Open-File Report...