The National Map Corps
The USGS is currently testing procedures for volunteers to collect and update USGS geographic data. Similar to how OpenStreetMap allows anyone to collect, edit, and use geographic data through an online map editor, the USGS has developed a prototype online editor, customized to our data, to allow volunteers to contribute data to The National Map and The National Structures Dataset .
We are looking for people like you to work with us to collect Structures for the USGS . The data you 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 to editing map data we hope you will consider participating!
This year we are collecting data in Colorado, and will assess the project results to determine how we may improve and expand the role of volunteer data in The National Map in the future.
WHAT WOULD I BE DOING IF I PARTICIPATE?
You would be using our online editor to edit USGS structures map data by updating existing features and adding new features. You can choose what types of features ( from our list ) to edit anywhere in Colorado, the 2012 pilot project area.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
2) Create a Potlatch online editor account.
3) Follow the directions on how to edit and add points to get started.