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3DEP is truly a community effort, the partners that fund acquisition, the vibrant lidar industry and private sector mapping firms that collect data, and an innovative user base.
SeaSketch is a collaboration site for Federal and partner mapping data acquisition.
USIEI is a comprehensive, nationwide listing of known high-accuracy topographic and bathymetric data for the United States and its territories.
State geospatial information representatives coordinate through National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) to explore 3DEP FTN data planning, acquisition, management, distribution, and application of high-quality topographic data.
►Does your organization have lidar data that you would like to contribute to The National Map?
If your organization is interested in contributing lidar data, please contact the National Map liaison for the state in which the lidar survey is located. Only data that is offered to USGS free of charge and without use restrictions can be considered.
The USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) manages the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), a program designed to acquire nationwide lidar for the lower 48, Hawaii and the US Territories, and IfSAR data over Alaska. The NGP works with Federal, State, Tribal, and local agencies to set priorities and establish the annual acquisition plans.