NGP User Engagement Office

Education and Outreach Opportunities

Throughout the past and yet today, USGS topographic maps and data are designed for scientists and other governmental users, but they have value for a broad spectrum of users, including professionals such as resources managers and planners, and private citizens such as recreationists and students from elementary through graduate school completing school projects.

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Find or Request 3DEP and BAA Presentations in Your State 

The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features. The primary goal of 3DEP is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high-quality light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, as well as interferometric synthetic aperture radar (ifsar) data over Alaska. The 3DEP initiative is based on the results of the National Enhanced Elevation Assessment (NEEA), which indicated an optimal benefit to cost ratio for Quality Level 2 (QL2) data collected over 8-years to complete national coverage. The implementation model for 3DEP is based on multi-agency partnership funding for acquisition, with the USGS acting in a lead program management role to facilitate planning and acquisition for the broader community, through the use of government contracts and partnership agreements. The annual Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a competitive solicitation issued to facilitate the collection of lidar and derived elevation data for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP).  Federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, academic institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit proposals.

National Webinars 

The USGS hosts a set of public webinars each year to introduce the BAA opportunity to the broadest stakeholder community possible and provide a summary of the application process. 

 

Opportunities In Your State 

National Map Liaison Contact Information 

Contact your National Map Liaison to receive information about 3DEP, the BAA, or to request a presentation.  (Select your state from the list below to see contact information and a list of events.)

  

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

 

Alabama 

National Map Liaison for Alabama 

George Heleine 

Phone: (601) 933-2950 

Email:  gheleine@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Alaska

National Map Liaison for Alaska  

Brian Wright 

Phone: (907)-201-0113 

Email:  bwright@usgs.gov 

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Arizona

National Map Liaison for Arizona 

Drew Decker 

Phone: (619) 225-6430 

Email:  ddecker@usgs.gov 

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
3DEP 06/02/2020 11:00 AM MST AZ Lidar Symposium Registration Online Only Yes
3DEP & 3D Nation 10/21/2020 1:30 PM MST 2020 AGIC Conference Registration (no cost) Online only yes
 
3DEP and BAA 5/26/2021 1:00 PM MST AZ lidar Symposium Registration Online only yes

 

Arkansas

National Map Liaison for Arkansas

Chris Cretini

Phone: (337) 266-8621

Email:  cretinic@usgs.gov

Presentation Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

California

National Map Liaison for California

Carol Ostergren

Phone: (831) 460-7539

Email:  costergren@usgs.gov

 

National Map Liaison for California

Drew Decker

Phone: (619) 225-6430

Email:  ddecker@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
Lidar progress in CA Feb. 9-10 TBD CalGIS, Long Beach CA With conference                    registration In person  
Orange County Data Acquisition working group April 12, 2021 1:30 PM     Virtual, by invitation  
Water Data Consortium lidar committee meeting Second half of April 2021 TBD     Virtual, by invitation No

 

Colorado

National Map Liaison for Colorado

Carol Lydic

Phone: (303) 236-5436

Email:  clydic@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Connecticut

National Map Liaison for Connecticut

Dan Walters

Phone: (207) 626-6628

Email:  danwalters@usgs.gov

 

Associate National Map Liaison for Connecticut

Pete Steeves

Phone: (508) 490-5054

Email:  psteeves@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Delaware

National Map Liaison for Delaware

Roger Barlow

Phone: (703) 648-5189

Email: rbarlow@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

District of Columbia

National Map Liaison for the District of Columbia

Roger Barlow

Phone: (703) 648-5189

Email:  rbarlow@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Florida

National Map Liaison for Florida

Alexandra Fredericks

Phone: (727) 502-8086

Email:  afredericks@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Georgia

National Map Liaison for Georgia

George Heleine

Phone: (601) 933-2950

Email:  gheleine@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Hawaii

National Map Liaison for Hawaii

Drew Decker

Phone: (619) 225-6430

Email:  ddecker@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
3D Elevation Program status 4/19/21 11:00 AM HST HIGICC Brown Bag HIGICC members Virtual Yes

 

Idaho

National Map Liaison for Idaho

Tom Carlson

Phone: (253) 552-1682

Email:  tcarlson@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Illinois

National Map Liaison for Illinois

David Nail

Phone: (317) 601-1385 cell

Email:  dnail@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
3DEP update for IL Re-occurring quarterly meetings   Illinois Height Modernization Clearinghouse Contact David Nail for more information   Yes

 

 

Indiana

National Map Liaison for Indiana

David Nail

Phone: (317) 601-1385 cell

Email:  dnail@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
3DEP discussion 7/28/20, reoccurring monthly every 4th Tuesday, check calendar at IGIC.ORG 10am CDT IGIC Elevation Workgroup Public call-in   Meeting URL: https://iu.zoom.us/my/igicorg Meeting ID: 990 120 4824 Phone (optional): 1-408-638-0968

 

Iowa

National Map Liaison for Iowa

David Nail

Phone: (317) 601-1385 cell

Email:  dnail@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Kansas

National Map Liaison for Kansas

Claire DeVaughan

Phone: (512) 927-3583

Email:  cdevaugh@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Kentucky

National Map Liaison for Kentucky

David Nail

Phone: (317) 601-1385 cell

Email:  dnail@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Louisiana

National Map Liaison for Louisiana

Chris Cretini

Phone: (337) 266-8621

Email:  cretinic@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Maine

National Map Liaison for Maine

Dan Walters

Phone: (207) 626-6628

Email:  danwalters@usgs.gov

 

Associate National Map Liaison for Maine

Pete Steeves

Phone: (508) 490-5054

Email:  psteeves@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Maryland

National Map Liaison for the Maryland

Roger Barlow

Phone: (703) 648-5189

Email:  rbarlow@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

Massachusetts

Associate National Map Liaison for Massachusetts

Pete Steeves

Phone: (508) 490-5054

Email:  psteeves@usgs.gov

 

National Map Liaison for Massachusetts

Dan Walters

Phone: (207) 626-6628

Email:  danwalters@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Michigan

Associate National Map Liaison for Michigan

Cynthia Rachol

Phone: (517) 887-8943

crachol@usgs.gov

 

National Map Liaison for Michigan

David Nail

Phone: (317) 601-1385 cell

Email:  dnail@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
Brief Michigan 3DEP update during Statewide GIS Users Meeting 8/6/20 10:00 AM Michigan Geographic Information Users Forum Open Virtual and not in person in Lansing Phone conference
Michigan 3DEP and National Map update during MiCAMP Conference 9/17/20 10:30 AM -
11:15 AM
MiCAMP Conference Conference attendees Virtual Yes
3DEP updates & presentations 11/12/20 2:30 ASPRS East Lakes meeting https://www.asprs.org/eglr-2 Open and no cost Virtual Yes

 

Minnesota

National Map Liaison for Minnesota

David Nail

Phone: (317) 601-1385 cell

Email:  dnail@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Mississippi

National Map Liaison for Mississippi

George Heleine

Phone: (601) 933-2950

Email:  gheleine@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Missouri

National Map Liaison for Missouri

David Nail

Phone: (317) 601-1385 cell

Email:  dnail@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
3DEP Update Meets monthly on 2nd Thursday at 10:30am CDT 10:30am Missouri Geographic Information Systems Advisory Council Open to Public Virtual (530) 881-1212 and meeting ID: 197-354-576

 

Montana

National Map Liaison for Montana

Tom Carlson

Phone: (253) 552-1682

Email:  tcarlson@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Nebraska

National Map Liaison for Nebraska

Claire DeVaughan

Phone: (512) 927-3583

Email:  cdevaugh@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Nevada

National Map Liaison for Nevada

Carol Ostergren

Phone: (831) 460-7539

Email:  costergren@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

New Hampshire

National Map Liaison for New Hampshire

Dan Walters

Phone: (207) 626-6628

Email:  danwalters@usgs.gov

 

Associate National Map Liaison for New Hampshire

Pete Steeves

Phone: (508) 490-5054

Email:  psteeves@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

New Jersey

National Map Liaison for New Jersey

Roger Barlow

Phone: (703) 648-5189

Email:  rbarlow@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

New Mexico

National Map Liaison for New Mexico

Carol Lydic

Phone: (303) 236-5436

Email:  clydic@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

New York

National Map Liaison for New York

Eliza Gross

Phone: (717) 730-6973

Email:  egross@usgs.gov

 

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
NY Lidar Working Group As needed TBD Conference call By invitation Hosted by NYS-OIT Telecon and webex as needed

 

North Carolina

National Map Liaison for North Carolina

Silvia Terziotti

Phone: (919) 571-4090

Email:  seterzio@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

North Dakota

Elaine Guidero

Phone: (303) 202-4517

Email: eguidero@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Ohio

Associate National Map Liaison Ohio

Cynthia Rachol

Phone:  (517) 887-8943

crachol@usgs.gov

 

National Map Liaison for Ohio

David Nail

Phone: (317) 601-1385 cell

Email:  dnail@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
Overview of Ohio Framework Activities Including 3DEP 8-11-20 1:00 OGRIP Council Meeting Invitation Only Virtual and not at Ohio DNR in Columbus Yes
3DEP and National Map presentation at Ohio GIS 9/23/2020 10:30 2020 Ohio GIS Conference Conference participants Virtual Yes
3DEP updates & presentations 11/12/20 2:30 ASPRS East Lakes meeting https://www.asprs.org/eglr-2 Open and no cost Virtual Yes

 

Oklahoma

National Map Liaison for Oklahoma

Claire DeVaughan

Phone: (512) 927-3583

Email:  cdevaugh@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Oregon

National Map Liaison for Oregon

Tom Carlson

Phone: (253) 552-1682

Email:  tcarlson@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Pennsylvania

National Map Liaison for Pennsylvania

Eliza Gross

Phone: (717) 730-6973

Email:  egross@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
3DEP updates & presentations 11/6/2020 0900-1700 PA Geographical Society Virtual for now Public Various locations in PA when not virtual Yes
3DEP updates & presentations 11/12/20 2:30 ASPRS East Lakes meeting https://www.asprs.org/eglr-2 Open and no cost Virtual Yes
3DEP updates & presentations 11/16/2020 0900-1700 Central PA GIS Day Virtual for now Open and no cost Harrisburg, PA when not virtual Yes
PA Elevation Working Group https://www.srbc.net/pennsylvania-lidar-working-group/index.html 3/11/2021 Quarterly meetings the 2nd Thursday of March, June, September, December (Ongoing 2017-present) 1000-1130 Virtual for now Public Various locations near Harrisburg, PA when not virtual yes
PA Hydrography Application Network https://www.srbc.net/pennsylvania-lidar-working-group/hydrography-networ... Monthly meetings the 2nd Tuesday of every month 0830-0930 Virtual Public Virtual yes
PA Hydrography Workshops 2/4/2021 0900-1100 (main plenary session) & 2/11/2021 0900-1200 (basin specific sessions) Yearly workshops with sessions for each of the 3 major river basins in PA (DE, Susq, OH) that occur in late Jan/early Feb Varies Virtual for now Public Various locations in PA when in person yes

 

Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands

National Map Liaison for Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands

Alexandra Fredericks

Phone: (727) 502-8086

Email:  afredericks@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Rhode Island

Associate National Map Liaison for Rhode Island

Pete Steeves

Phone: (508) 490-5054

Email:  psteeves@usgs.gov

 

National Map Liaison for Rhode Island

Dan Walters

Phone: (207) 626-6628

Email:  danwalters@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

South Carolina

National Map Liaison for South Carolina

Silvia Terziotti

Phone: (919) 571-4090

Email:  seterzio@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

South Dakota

National Map Liaison for South Dakota

Elaine Guidero

Phone: (303) 202-4517

Email:  eguidero@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

 

Tennessee

National Map Liaison for Tennessee

George Heleine

Phone: (601) 933-2950

Email:  gheleine@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Texas

National Map Liaison for Texas

Claire DeVaughan

Phone: (512) 927-3583

Email:  cdevaugh@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Utah

National Map Liaison for Utah

Claire DeVaughan

Phone: (512) 927-3583

Email:  cdevaugh@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Vermont

National Map Liaison for Vermont

Dan Walters

Phone: (207) 626-6628

Email:  danwalters@usgs.gov

 

Associate National Map Liaison for Vermont

Pete Steeves

Phone: (508) 490-5054

Email:  psteeves@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Virginia

National Map Liaison for Virginia

Silvia Terziotti

Phone: (919) 571-4090

Email:  seterzio@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
VA Lidar Working Group Monthly (2nd or 3rd Wednesday) 9 or 10am Conference Call By invitation Hosted by VA-NRCS Yes (telecon and webex as needed)

 

Washington

National Map Liaison for Washington

Tom Carlson

Phone: (253) 552-1682

Email:  tcarlson@usgs.gov

Presentation Title  Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

West Virginia

Associate National Map Liaison for West Virginia

Katherine Schipke

Phone: (304) 347-5130 x236

kschipke@usgs.gov

 

National Map Liaison for West Virginia

Roger Barlow

Phone: (703) 648-5189

Email: rbarlow@usgs.gov

 

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Wisconsin

National Map Liaison for Wisconsin

David Nail

Phone: (317) 601-1385 cell

Email:  dnail@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available
             

 

Wyoming

National Map Liaison for Wyoming

Carol Lydic

Phone: (303) 236-5436

Email:  clydic@usgs.gov

Presentation Title Date Time Venue Access Location Virtual Option Available