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Outreach and Partnerships

The goal of user engagement is to gather feedback on the products and services of The National Map so that future development will best meet USGS and Department of the Interior science objectives and provide the greatest value and impact for the Nation. 

Access 3DEP and BAA presentations/discussions to find outreach opportunities from National Map Liaisons.


The National Map partner and user engagement activities are conducted by a network of liaisons and coordinators:

  • User Engagement leadership in the National Geospatial Program (NGP) provides strategic direction and oversight to the range of The National Map partnership and user activities.
  • Federal Geospatial Liaisons work with the Federal Geographic Data Committee and other Federal agencies to develop and manage partnerships at the national and programmatic level to support development and use of The National Map.
  • Alaska Mapping Project Manager coordinates National Geospatial Program efforts to modernize mapping for the State of Alaska.
  • The National Map Liaisons facilitate partnerships and agreements that improve the data holdings and the products and services of The National Map. 
  • Associate National Map Liaisons are part-time liaisons who support both partnerships and user engagement and provide linkages to USGS science centers.


User Engagement Management Team

Name Location Phone Email Title
Becci Anderson Anchorage, AK (907) 786-7042 User Engagement Chief
Roger Barlow Reston, VA (703) 648-5189 UE Hydrography Focus Area Coordinator, Acting
Lance Clampitt Bozeman, MT (406) 994-6919 UE Hazards Focus Area Coordinator and NGP Emergency Management
Tracy Fuller Boise, ID (303) 601-7652 UE Alaska Mapping & Elevation Focus Area Coordinator
Greg Matthews Denver, CO (303)-202-4446 Published Maps Products and Services Focus Area Coordinator
Brigitta Urban-Mathieux Reston, VA (703) 648-5175 Federal Liaison
Elizabeth McCartney Rolla, MO (573) 308-3696 Project Manager, National Digital Trails
Sherry Durst Denver, CO (303) 236-5408 Project Manager, User Engagement


The National Map Liaisons

Name Location Phone Email National Map Liaison  for State(s)
Roger Barlow Reston, VA (703) 648-5189 DC, DE, MD, NJ, WV
Mitch Bergeson Minneapolis, MN (715) 670-8478 IA, MN, WI
Tom Carlson Tacoma, WA (253) 552-1682 WA, OR, ID, MT
Chris Cretini Lafayette, LA (337) 266-8621 LA, AR
Drew Decker San Diego, CA (619) 225-6430 AZ, CA, HI, Pacific Basin
Claire DeVaughan Austin, TX (512) 927-3583 TX, OK, UT, KS, NE
Alexandra Fredericks Tallahassee, FL (727) 310-9335 FL, PR, USVI
Eliza Gross New Cumberland, PA (717) 730-6973 NY, PA
Elaine Guidero Denver, CO (303) 202-4517 ND, SD
George Heleine Jackson, MS (601) 933-2950 MS, AL, GA, TN
Katharine Kolb Charlotte, NC (704) 783-6686 Associate Liaison - NC, SC
Carol Lydic Denver, CO (303) 236-5436 CO, NM, WY
David Nail Rolla, MO (317) 601-1385 cell IN, KY, IL, MO, MI, OH
Carol Ostergren Santa Cruz, CA (831) 460-7539 CA, NV
Cynthia Rachol Lansing, MI (517) 887-8943 MI, OH
Katherine Schipke Charleston, WV (304) 347-5130 x236 Associate Liaison - VA, WV
Luke Sturtevant Augusta, ME (207) 626-6624 Associate Liaison - MA, ME, RI, NH, VT, CT
Silvia Terziotti Raleigh, NC (919) 571-4090 NC, SC, VA
Dan Walters Augusta, ME (207) 626-6628 MA, ME, RI, NH, VT, CT
Brian Wright Anchorage, AK (907) 201-0113 AK
Shane Wright Salt Lake City, UT (801) 895-5964 Associate Liaison - MT, UT