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

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 22:50:07 BST 2012


Yep. They announced it prematurely. They'll have more information about it
in the near future.

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 4:25 PM, Adam Schreiber <
adam.schreiber+osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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