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USGS Geospatial Liaison Network

The USGS Geospatial Liaison Network consists of USGS Geospatial Liaisons housed in NSDI Partnership Offices across the nation. These liaisons and offices perform numerous partnership related functions in support of the NSDI, The National Map and Geospatial One Stop. They represent and coordinate NGP initiatives in state, local, and other federal agencies, cultivate and maintain long-term relationships, and develop partnerships and supporting agreements. The USGS Geospatial Liaison Network is the "local face" of the USGS NSDI and NGP programs.

  • USGS Geospatial Liaison and NSDI Partnership Office Functions
    • Cultivate and maintain long-term relationships with partners and develop partnerships
      and supporting agreements for The National Map and Geospatial One Stop
    • Foster and improve communication about the NSDI and NGPO programs
    • Manage the local NGP program
    • Advise and consult on geospatial data and technology
    • Coordinate through and support the statewide coordinating councils that include representation
      and participation from all sectors within the State; where there is no statewide coordinating
      council or coordinator, actively work with key players in the state to establish them
    • Coordinate with state and local governments
    • Provide a leadership role in coordinating with Federal agencies in states or regions
    • Seek opportunities to create relationships and collaborate with tribes
    • Seek partnerships with not-for-profit organizations, the private sector, universities, and consortia
    • Advise and consult with USGS disciplines to maximize their participation in NGP programs and the NSDI
    • Support emergency operations/homeland security activities
    • Serve on-site at specific Federal agencies to ensure strong USGS science and emergency operations linkages



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