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Streamer in the News

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The National Atlas released a new interactive web map called Streamer in July 2013. With Streamer, you can explore America's streams by tracing upstream to their source or downstream to where they empty. Learn more about your stream traces and the places they pass through in brief or detailed reports. Here is what people are saying about Streamer.


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View Popular Stream Trace Origins
(PDF, 5.13 MB)
View a heat map of the most popular locations where stream traces start.
View Map of Streamer Users by Location
(PDF, 3.63 MB)
View a heat map of where Streamer users come from.
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Twitter Posts

Here are some selected tweets from around the Twitterverse. More tweets at:

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News and Opinion

USGS Press Release (news)

Fast Company Design (news)

Slate (news)

Directions Mag (news)

MinnPost (news)

KTSP (news)

St. Croix 360 (news)

GeoCommunity (news)

University of Minnesota (blog)

Bard Owls (blog)

Genea-Musings (blog)

Meanderering in Marin (blog)

Geological Society of America (Facebook)

Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (Facebook)

Missouri Stream Teams (Facebook)

Museu Cosmico (Facebook, Spain)

California Beach Blog (Facebook)

Ozark Anglers (forum)

Paddling dot net (forum)

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"For people without a fancy geography system, this is a phenomenal way to report statistics and details at the watershed level."
-Bard Owls blog

"A new interactive watershed map shows all the upstream and downstream connections of all US waters. If you're a paddler/map geek, this is VERY COOL!"
-Paddling dot net forum post

"That is really an amazing chart. I had no idea of the origins and ending points of the streams and small rivers I drive over every day. Kind of fascinating to zoom in and see." reader comment

"Thanks for sharing this great find! I found the "Trace Report" button lists (in the detailed report) all the names of the rivers/streams along the way, and also the counties through which it flows! This will help me trace the route of my ancestors in 1866 from northwest N.C. to Ohio. They may have traveled on the New River." reader comment

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