US Topo Maps 2014: Program updates and research

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The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) US Topo map program is now in year two of its second three-year update cycle. Since the program was launched in 2009, the product and the production system tools and processes have undergone enhancements that have made the US Topo maps a popular success story. Research and development continues with structural and content product enhancements, streamlined and more fully automated workflows, and the evaluation of a GIS-friendly US Topo GIS Packet. In addition, change detection methodologies are under evaluation to further streamline product maintenance and minimize resource expenditures for production in the future. The US Topo map program will continue to evolve in the years to come, providing traditional map users and Geographic Information System (GIS) analysts alike with a convenient, freely available product incorporating nationally consistent data that are quality assured to high standards.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title US Topo Maps 2014: Program updates and research
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Digital Mapping Techniques Conference Proceedings
Contributing office(s) NGTOC Denver
Description 13 p.
Conference Title Digital Mapping Techniques 2014
Conference Location Newark, DE
Conference Date June 1-4, 2014