NGP User Engagement Office
The User Engagement Office performs outreach and coordination related to key initiatives of the National Geospatial Program. The office also provides Bureau-level leadership in coordinating geospatial activities in support of emergency response, as well as leadership for the Alaska Mapping Initiative.
National Map Liaisons - On The Landscape
Connect with us through our network of National Map Liaisons. (Photo taken in March 2019.)
The National Map Training Videos
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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian topographic mapping agency. Topographic mapping was undertaken at the USGS more than 125 years ago for the purpose of providing a base for scientists to map the Nation's geology. Over the decades the topographic products and services offered, and the means by which they were developed, have changed many times based on changing expectations by users, societal and mission needs, new technologies, and other factors.
The National Map partnership network cultivates and maintains long-term relationships with partners and develops agreements for The National Map and other initiatives that support USGS science. Partnerships are the foundation of The National Map because they leverage funding across organizations as a way to provide significant cost savings, reduce redundancy in geospatial data acquisition and stewardship, and ensure the availability of common base data to a broad range of users and applications.