Recall back in April (2013) when I discussed the USGS’ new crowd sourcing efforts for building out the National Map – see USGS Want You to Help Update and Crowd Source the National Map
Some enhacements and additional "gaming" elements have now been included in the effort to expand the Volunteer Geographic Information (VGI) project from a state pilot to a national level effort. On May 22 the VGI effort was introduced, designed to recognize and award participants. The rewards are also aimed at getting the word out, getting people involved, rewarding those who contribute data and showcasing those who move up the awards ladder.
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