The National Map Corps - Volunteer Map Editor

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


The National Map Corps - Volunteer Map Editor

The US Geological Survey (USGS) is recruiting volunteers to collect and update USGS geographic data. Similar to how other online crowdsourcing cartographic applications allow anyone to collect, edit, and use geographic data through an online map editor, the USGS has developed an online editor customized to our data needs that allows volunteers to contribute data to The National Map. We are looking for people like you to work with us to collect data for the USGS. The data you will collect during this project will be loaded into The National Map.

If you have access to the Internet and are willing to dedicate some time editing map data we hope you will consider participating! You do not need to live in any particular area to participate. Our editing guidelines explain how you can contribute data from anywhere.

Our volunteers range in age from 12 to 85 and include students, retirees, and folks exploring career options in GIS, Geography, and other mapping related careers. Most volunteers are just looking for a way to give back.

Visit us at: to learn more!


  • Internet Research
  • Problem Solving
  • Basic Computer Skills

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 12
  • Any time you are willing to commit is welcome.
  • Internet access. Basic internet research skills. Basic computer skills. Map reading helpful.
Engage your employees, consumers, or students! VolunteerMatch provides the tools that make community involvement easy.