Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The National Map Corps Adds a Recognition Program

As part of its effort to crowd source The National Map (TNM), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently introduced a recognition program as a way to reward contributors. TNM volunteers will receive a thank you letter and an online badge commensurate with their level of contribution to the effort.  As an individual contributes enough additional data points to reach sequentially higher levels, he or she will move up the badge ranks from Order of the Surveyor’s Chain, to Theodolite Assemblage. Glenn Letham, co-founder and Editor of, provides details in the article below:

(, May 23, 2013)

Comment: For the next MnGeo Emergency Preparedness Committee meeting on June 13th, Ron Wencl of the USGS will be presenting on the TNM crowd source effort.  Don't miss it!

Graphic credit: USGS

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