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A middle school which I am editing has been replaced with a new school. It is within two miles of the old school. The new school and its new entrance and street is on Google Maps and the school district website. However, I can not locate the street or building on TNM to place the point in its correct location. How should I handle this?

asked 30 Jul '20, 08:43

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A similar situation was addressed in this Q&A post, but I'll rehash it here.

Keep in mind that structures data is somewhat dynamic; businesses close and open and move all the time, so procuring imagery that could reflect all of those changes all of the time isn't feasible. We rely on services that update their imagery every 1-3 years, which is why additional research and reliance on up-to-date authoritative sources is so important. Sometimes you'll need to place a point in the imagery where no building is yet visible, or cross-reference a variety of written and visual sources to verify the location of a feature.

Since you've confirmed that the school has moved to a new location, you can cross-reference the imagery in the TNMCorps editor with imagery from a commercial mapping service and move the point to the new approximate location, even if a building is not yet visible in the imagery.

If you need additional guidance, feel free to reach out to us at nationalmapcorps@usgs.gov


answered 30 Jul '20, 09:20

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edited 30 Jul '20, 09:21

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