Confluence Retirement

Due to the feedback from stakeholders and our commitment to not adversely impact USGS science activities that Confluence supports, we are extending the migration deadline to January 2023.

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is targeted for retirement. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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Latitude-Longitude:When looking at a map, consider a rectangle that encloses the area of interest to you. In the United Sates, the absolute values of the maximum latitude and longitude define the upper-left (NW) corner, and the absolute values of the minimum latitude and longitude define the lower-right (SE) corner of that box.

  • Remember latitude should be entered as a positive decimal number for locations in the United States
  • Remember longitude should be entered as a negative decimal number for locations in the United States
  • Try the USGS EarthExplorer system at this web site to help find the approximate latitude and longitude
  • For the best results define the smallest practical latitude-longitude box that includes the area of interest; retrievals from unnecessarily large latitude-longitude boxes (1x1 degree, for example) may yield many undesired sites.


Example of a bounding box from Albany, New York (42.6526, -73.7562) in the north and east to St. Louis, Missouri (38.6270, -90.1994) in the south and west: