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Photo: The National Map Corps
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time indoors
Location online
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no


Required Gear:

A computer and access to the internet.


The National Map Corps


Help USGS update the National Map!
Add information to the National Map about man-made structures.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) is recruiting volunteers to collect and update USGS geographic data. Similar to how other online crowdsourcing cartographic applications allow anyone to collect, edit, and use geographic data through an online map editor, the USGS has developed an online editor customized to our data needs that allows volunteers to contribute data to The National Map.

We are looking for people like you to work with us to collect data for the USGS. The data you will collect during this project will be loaded into The National Map. If you have access to the Internet and are willing to dedicate some time editing map data we hope you will consider participating!

You do not need to live in any particular area to participate. Our editing guidelines explain how you can contribute data from anywhere.




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