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Ryan Teter, GISP

Ryan works for the USGS National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC).

Ryan Teter is the Hydrography Standards Specialist at the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC). He works between multiple teams to create and update hydrography standards and specifications. 

Ryan’s past projects include being the product owner of the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Update Tool and Utilities Toolset, as well as working in cartographic generalization of the NHD and populating the Visibility Filter attribute in the NHD.


Bachelor of Science in Land Use with a Concentration in GIS and Area of Interest in Environmental Science, 2014, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Associate of Arts in Psychology, 2011, Red Rocks Community College

Associate of General Studies in Outdoor Education, 2011, Red Rocks Community College

Professional Experience

2023-Present, Cartography-Hydrography Standards Specialist, Topographic Applied Research Section, NGTOC, USGS, Denver, CO 

2020-2023, Cartographer-Technical Point of Contact, Partner Support, NGTOC, USGS, Denver, CO

2014-2020, Cartographer-NHD Editor, NHD Production Operations, NGTOC, USGS, Denver, CO

2013-2014, Research Assistant, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

2013, GIS Intern, City and County of Broomfield, Broomfield, CO