Tag: U.S. Geological Survey
In support of ongoing efforts to provide efficient, cloud-ready, open-data formats for the use of LiDAR data, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program and its associated 3D Elevation Program is transitioning all of its LiDAR data distribution files to LAZ format by September 30, 2018.
Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in 45 years. According to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report, 322 billion gallons of water per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn for use in the United States during 2015.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the American Wind Energy Association, released the United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) and the USWTDB Viewer to access this new public dataset.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced the first round of recipients of the 2018 partnership awards for the 3D Elevation Program.
Flooding is the leading cause of Presidential disaster declarations. On average, the water hazard has resulted in more than 80 fatalities and cost the U.S. nearly $8 billion annually.
South America is one of the most earthquake-prone regions of the world and has witnessed tremendous losses throughout recorded history. A recently released U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report provides probabilistic tools to help engineers assess seismic hazards, risk, and building code requirements, potentially saving lives and dollars.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Disasters Concept Development Study and Pilot(s) is an initiative to help all disaster stakeholders benefit from improved access to the expanding universe of online disaster-related geographic information.
The USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) team was selected as the recipient of the 2018 “LiDAR Leader Award”, presented Feb. 5 at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum in Denver.
A growing number of wildfire-burned areas throughout the western United States are expected to increase soil erosion rates within watersheds, causing more sediment to be present in downstream rivers and reservoirs, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey.