The recent edition of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Access Newsletter offers an extensive article on USGS efforts to enable The National Map data sets for use with hand-held devices. According to the release,"the type of data that are available includes USGS imagery and topographic maps from The National Map, as well as road and contour layers." By working with several different developers, the USGS has been able to gain support for both Android and iOS system devices. To learn more, use the link below:
(USGS Access Newsletter, Summer 2013)
Comment: Nice! Information from the venerable USGS topographic map series has long been an essential part of rural Emergency Services Sector efforts such Search and Rescue (SAR). So it's great to see USGS working to provide this imagery and data sets in a way that matches the capabilities of today's technology.
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