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 fields. Most volunteers are just looking for a way to give back.
Visit us at: http://nationalmap.gov/TheNationalMapCorps/index.html to learn more!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About The National Map Corps - U.S. Geological Survey
US Geological Survey, 1400 Independence Road, Rolla, MO 65401, US
Science for a Changing World
The National Map Corps (TNMCorps) is a US Geological Survey (USGS) citizen science effort which supports the National Geospatial Program by providing structures data for The National Map and US Topo Maps. Volunteer Map Editors update 10 different structure types including hospitals, cemeteries, post offices, schools, law enforcement, and fire stations.
Computers & Technology
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
February 18, 2020
Basic Computer Skills
Must be at least 16
Any time you are willing to commit is welcome.
Internet access. Basic internet research skills. Basic computer skills. Map reading helpful.