[Talk-us] National Map Corps Revived - And Using the OSM Stack

Adam Schreiber adam.schreiber+osm at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 22:25:39 BST 2012


Ian,

The link appears to be dead.  Was the video taken down?

Cheers,

Adam

On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I saw a tweet from @USGS today mentioning that the National Map Corps are
> starting up again. If you don't know what the National Map Corps is, think
> of it like "OpenStreetMap for the US Government". Volunteer mappers
> correcting and adding to the topo maps all over the country. I'm sure there
> are others with much more information, but it was a pretty epic project and
> is the source for lots of the free and public domain data we use to this
> day.
>
> For the last year or two (or three?) Eric Wolf's been working to adapt the
> OpenStreetMap stack to the USGS's needs, and it looks like it that work has
> finally been released. Check out this video for more information:
> http://gallery.usgs.gov/videos/552. Skip to 4:10 or so to see it in action.
>
> Hopefully Eric and others will respond here and tell us more about it!
>
> -Ian
>
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