North American National Mapping Meeting, May 9-10, 2018

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North American National Mapping Meeting - 

  • May, 9-10, 2018, Reston, VA

    Meeting Goals

    • Understand how the North America mapping agencies are currently working together
    • Discuss current hydrography program directions, multi-national harmonization efforts, and future opportunities
    • Introduce and review Integrate Map of the Americas efforts and discuss current products and services that may be reasonable to include
    • Meet and better communicate with North American counterparts to improve mapping efforts across the continent

    North American National Mapping Meeting Agenda

     

    DAY 1

    May 9 - Transboundary Hydrography Harmonization Collaboration

    (USGS National Center, Reston, VA – Room 1B215)

    8:30 am to 9:00 am -- Arrival and informal meeting – USGS Visitor Center

    9:00 am to 9:15 am -- Introduction and Welcome

    Mike Tischler – USGS

    9:15 am to 9:45 am -- Review of meeting goals and objectives

    All Participants

    9:45 am to 10:05 am -- Hydrography program overview and future vision – US

    Vicki Lukas – USGS

    10:05 am to 10:20 am -- BREAK

    10:20 am to 10:40 am -- Hydrography program overview and future vision – Mexico

    Raul Gomez and Eufracio Zavala - INEGI

    10:40 am to 11:00 am -- Hydrography program overview and future vision – Canada

    Alexandre Beaulieu - NRCan

    11:00 am to 12:30 pm -- Program Highlights and Examples (30 mins each)

    - US

    - Mexico

    - Canada

    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm -- LUNCH

    1:30 pm to 1:50 pm -- Current Status of Mexico – US Data Harmonization

    Al Rea – USGS; INEGI

    1:50 pm to 2:10 pm -- Current Status of Canada – US Data Harmonization

    Sue Buto – USGS; NRCan; ECCC

    2:10 pm to 2:40 pm -- Update on Data Model Discussion

    NRCan and USGS

    2:40 pm to 3:00 pm -- BREAK

    3:00 pm to 4:50 pm -- Discussion

    - Data harmonization maintenance

    - Common hydrologic model

    - Additional coordination (tools, technologies, etc.)

    - Harmonized hydrography web service

    4:50 pm to 5:00 pm -- Review and Plan for Next Day

    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Group Dinner – Red’s Table, 11150 South Lakes Dr, Reston, VA

     

    DAY 2

    May 10 – Integrated Map of the Americas

    (USGS National Center, Reston, VA - Room 1B215)

    8:30 am to 8:45 am -- Arrival and Entry to USGS

    8:45 am to 9:00 am -- Summary of Previous Day; Agenda for Day 2

    9:00 am to 9:20 am -- PAIGH and IMA Support

    Deirdre Bishop – Chair, U.S. National Section, PAIGH

    9:20 am to 9:50 am -- IMA Background and Collaboration Workshops

    Jean Parcher - PAIGH

    9:50 am to 10:20 am -- GeoSUR

    Matt Cushing - USGS

    10:20 am to 10:30 am -- BREAK

    10:30 pm 12:00 pm -- Data and Services (30 min each)

    - US

    - Canada

    - Mexico

    12:00 pm to 12:45 pm -- LUNCH

    12:45 pm to 2:15 pm -- Discussion and Next Steps

    2:15 pm to 2:30 pm -- Conclusion

    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm -- Group Dinner – Founding Farmers, 1904 Reston Metro Plaza Drive

    Reston, VA