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3DEP Executive Forum Archive

Active from 2013-2023, the 3DEP Executive Forum sunsetted with the formation of the 3D Elevation Federal Interagency Coordinating Committee (3DE-FICC) that was established by the National Landslide Preparedness Act. 


The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is managed by the USGS National Geospatial Program on behalf of the broader community with a goal of complete acquisition of nationwide lidar (IfSAR in AK) to provide the first-ever national baseline of consistent high-resolution elevation data – both bare earth and 3D point clouds. We also continue to be ready to meet growing needs for higher quality data, repeat coverage, and new products and services. These data serve government, public and private sector needs for a wide range of activities that include flood hazard mapping, precision agriculture, infrastructure planning and development, natural resource management, environmental assessment and a host of other applications.



  • Develop plans and coordination actions for 3DEP implementation and monitor the status of the program.
  • Track and coordinate on significant developments regarding elevation or related geospatial activities - for example, actions being taken to address legislation, hurricane supplemental funding, GAO reports or other multi-agency activities.
  • Share insights and develop strategies to communicate with industry and other potential stakeholder groups that could play a role in 3DEP funding.
  • Provide executive direction and input to the 3DEP Working Group as the operational coordinating body for 3D Elevation Program.


Participants (listed alphabetically)

  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • Defense Installation Spatial Data Infrastructure (DISDI)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)
  • Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement (OSMRE)
  • US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • US Forest Service (USFS)
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)
  • US National Park Service (NPS)


Past meeting agendas and notes