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Call for Nominations for the USGS Henry Gannett Award

January 11, 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Henry Gannett award. This award commemorates the first USGS Chief Geographer, (1882-1914) Henry Gannett, and his tremendous contributions to topographic mapping in the United States. The Henry Gannett award is designed to recognize and celebrate talented individuals or groups of individuals for outstanding accomplishments to the topographic mapping mission of the USGS. Individuals, both internal and external to the USGS are eligible to make nominations or receive this award.

The call for nominations is made biennially through the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP). Each nomination package must be submitted no later than COB February 26, 2013. Details on award criteria and processes are found at The award will be presented at The National Map Users Conference and Community for Data Integration Workshop and Training during an award ceremony in May 2013.

This is a unique opportunity for the USGS to honor individuals that have furthered USGS topographic mapping of the Nation with significant contributions in the community.


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