I am using the weekend off. When I am absent I will be republishing some of the most popular posts of the 12 months so much.
Previously this yr I highlighted the galleries of totally free to use and re-use media that the USGS hosts. Before this 7 days I was back on the USGS website hunting in those people galleries when I recognized anything new to me. That one thing is the USGS Countrywide Map Viewer.
Will not the title idiot you, the USGS Countrywide Map Viewer is more than just a place to appear at a map. The USGS Countrywide Map Viewer lets you choose from a huge library of datasets to display on a map. You can view the source facts for each individual dataset. Furthermore, you can decide on the foundation map on which the datasets are shown. If that’s not sufficient to get you to attempt the USGS Countrywide Map Viewer, I ought to also tell you that you can attract on the maps, evaluate on the maps, and print your custom made map displays. Look at this shorter online video to get an thought of what is doable with the USGS Countrywide Map Viewer.
Applications for Education
The USGS National Map Viewer could be a excellent instrument for students to use to make visual connections concerning the info provided in a dataset and the places referenced in those people datasets. For case in point, in the online video earlier mentioned I used the earthquake faults dataset to the map so that pupils can see where by there is extra or a lot less seismic exercise in the United States. On a related observe, here’s a virtually realtime USGS map of the most current seismic exercise all over the entire world.