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California Seafloor Mapping Program
August 16, 2013 | USGS

“Three new USGS products in an ongoing series by the California Seafloor Mapping Program were released August 9th, 2013 — a map set for the area offshore of Carpinteria in southern California, a catalog of GIS data layers for all of CSMP’s published maps, and a collection of videos and photos of the seafloor along the entire California coast.” Quoted from the USGS announcement.

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400 New Topo Maps for Alaska
September 4, 2013 | United States Geological Survey
"More than 400 new topographic maps are now available for the state of Alaska. The new maps are part of the U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Mapping Initiative, to update foundational data for the state and to replace the existing maps that are about 50 years old." Quoted from the USGS Newsroom.

California Landslide Maps
April 12, 2013 | California Geological Survey
The California Geological Survey has a collection of landslide hazard maps online for viewing as pdf documents. They are plotted on 7.5 minute topographic maps.

USGS Topo Maps on Your Phone
May 6, 2013 | USGS
"Android and iPhone users can now use their mobile devices as digital topo maps, leveraging USGS maps together with the power of GPS to zoom in on their precise location while hiking, biking, running, or any other activity that benefits from precision navigation." Quoted from the USGS announcement.

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