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The National Map Corps

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Presented By USGS
Goal Help the USGS update the National Map!
Task Update and verify man-made structures data for the USGS!

The National Map Corps enlists volunteers to collect and edit data about human made structures in an effort to provide accurate and authoritative map data for the USGS National Map and US Topo Maps. Using aerial imagery and base layers from The National Map, volunteers are editing 10 different structure types including schools, hospitals, post offices, police stations, and other important public buildings in all 50 States as well as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Project Timing Because this is an ongoing, computer based opportunity, volunteers can sign up and start editing data at any time. We don't require a certain number of hours per week, and editing can be done at any time of the day.
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Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Other
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online, At school, At home, On a lunch break
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Tags cartography, citizen science, class project, crowdmapping, crowdsourcing, data collection, federal government, geography, gis, gis data, government, mapping, maps, osm, structures, student project, the national map, topographic maps, u.s. geological survey, usgs, volunteered geographic information (vgi)
Project Updated 07/09/2018