Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

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.

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.


User Engagement Management Team

Name Location Phone Email Title
Becci Anderson Anchorage, AK 907-786-7042 User Engagement Chief
Mitch Bergeson Maiden Rock, WI 715-670-8478 UE Hydrography Products
and Services Focus Area Lead
Chris Cretini Lafayette, LA 337-266-8621 UE Elevation Focus Area
Lead (Acting)
Alexandra Fredericks Cairo, GA 727-310-9335 UE Federal Liaison | Communications
Focus Area Lead, Acting
Tracy Fuller Nampa, ID 303-601-7652 UE Data Acquisition Focus
Area Lead | Alaska Mapping
Project Manager
Greg Matthews Boulder, CO 303-202-4446 UE Published Map
Products and Services 
Focus Area Lead
Sherry Durst Elbert, 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,
Mitch Bergeson Maiden Rock, WI 715-670-8478 IA, MN, WI
Tom Carlson Steilacoom, WA 253-552-1682 WA, OR, ID,
Chris Cretini Lafayette, LA 337-266-8621 LA, AR, NC,
Drew Decker San Diego, CA 619-225-6430 AZ, CA, HI,
Pacific Basin
Claire DeVaughan Lakeway, TX 512-671-0747 TX, OK, UT,
Alexandra Fredericks Cairo, GA 727-310-9335 FL, GA, PR,
Eliza Gross New Cumberland, PA 717-730-6973 NY, PA
Elaine Guidero Denver, CO 303-202-4517 ND, SD
Laura Harrington Northborough, MA 508-490-5043 MA, CT, RI
George Heleine Flowood, MS 601-397-9615 MS, AL, TN
Kim Jones Salt Lake City, UT 801-908-5032 Northern CA,
Rena Kalmon Augusta, ME 207-626-6646 ME, NH, VT
Carol Lydic Longmont, CO 303-236-5436 CO, NM, WY
David Nail Rolla, MO 317-601-1385 IN, KY, IL,
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
Luke Sturtevant Augusta, ME 207-626-6624 Associate Liaison
Brian Wright Anchorage, AK 907-201-0113 AK
Shane Wright Salt Lake City, UT 801-895-5964 Associate Liaison




Maps and Imagery for Hurricane Response


On Demand Custom Topographic Maps


USGS Digital Elevation Models (DEM) Switching to New Distribution Format