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National Geospatial Program

The mission of the National Geospatial Program is to provide National topographic information to advance science, support government, enlighten citizens, and enable decision making. The NGP provides a foundation of digital geospatial data representing the topography, natural landscape, and manmade environment of the United States.

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Mapping Challenge Update (01/06/22): City / Town Halls in NY, NJ & PA

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Mapping Challenge Update (01/06/22): Fire Stations in OH, KY & IN

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TNMCorps Mapping Challenge Summary Results for City / Town Halls in Ohio & Michigan

Publications

3D Elevation Program supports broadband internet access

According to the Federal Communications Commission, millions of Americans in rural parts of the country currently lack access to broadband (high-speed, always-on internet). Federal and State agencies have launched initiatives to enhance broadband access in rural America. High-resolution light detection and ranging (lidar) data can play a role in improving maps of broadband accessibility and helpin

Spatial data reduction through element -of-interest (EOI) extraction

Any large, multifaceted data collection that is challenging to handle with traditional management practices can be branded ‘Big Data.’ Any big data containing geo-referenced attributes can be considered big geospatial data. The increased proliferation of big geospatial data is currently reforming the geospatial industry into a data-driven enterprise. Challenges in the big spatial data domain can b

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Integrated Map of North America (IMNA) Workshop

| Ottawa, Canada July 22-25, 2019Representatives from the national mapping agencies of Canada (Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)), Mexico (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI)), and the United States (U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)), met in Ottawa, Canada to begin integrating data products from each country into an Integrated Map of North America (INMA). This workshop was...
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Integrated Map of North America (IMNA) Workshop

| Ottawa, Canada July 22-25, 2019Representatives from the national mapping agencies of Canada (Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)), Mexico (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI)), and the United States (U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)), met in Ottawa, Canada to begin integrating data products from each country into an Integrated Map of North America (INMA). This workshop was...
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North American National Mapping Meeting

May, 9-10, 2018, Reston, VAMeeting GoalsUnderstand how the North America mapping agencies are currently working togetherDiscuss current hydrography program directions, multi-national harmonization efforts, and future opportunitiesIntroduce and review Integrate Map of the Americas efforts and discuss current products and services that may be reasonable to includeMeet and better communicate with...
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North American National Mapping Meeting

May, 9-10, 2018, Reston, VAMeeting GoalsUnderstand how the North America mapping agencies are currently working togetherDiscuss current hydrography program directions, multi-national harmonization efforts, and future opportunitiesIntroduce and review Integrate Map of the Americas efforts and discuss current products and services that may be reasonable to includeMeet and better communicate with...
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3D Elevation Program (3DEP) - Your Source for 3D Elevation Data

High quality 3D elevation data are critical to flood risk management, resource management, conservation, alternative energy, agriculture, infrastructure management, and a broad range of other nationally significant applications. 3DEP is a cooperative program, managed by the USGS on behalf of the community, with the goal to complete national coverage of 3D elevation data in 8 years.
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3D Elevation Program (3DEP) - Your Source for 3D Elevation Data

High quality 3D elevation data are critical to flood risk management, resource management, conservation, alternative energy, agriculture, infrastructure management, and a broad range of other nationally significant applications. 3DEP is a cooperative program, managed by the USGS on behalf of the community, with the goal to complete national coverage of 3D elevation data in 8 years.
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