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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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Now Available: USGS makes it easier to create hydrography features from 3D elevation data

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The National Map Corps July 2022 Newsletter - Vol. 8 | Issue 3

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NEW TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for Fire Stations in Georgia and South Carolina!

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Precision of headwater stream permanence estimates from a monthly water balance model in the Pacific Northwest, USA

Stream permanence classifications (i.e., perennial, intermittent, ephemeral) are a primary consideration to determine stream regulatory status in the United States (U.S.) and are an important indicator of environmental conditions and biodiversity. However, at present, no models or products adequately describe surface water presence for regulatory determinations. We modified the Thornthwaite monthl

The accuracy and consistency of 3D Elevation Program data: A systematic analysis

The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) has created partnership opportunities to increase the collection of high-resolution elevation data across the United States, eventually leading to complete coverage of high-resolution, three-dimensional (3D) information from light detection and ranging (lidar) data across the entire country (interferometric synthetic aperture radar in Alaska). While 3DEP data are co

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Integrated Map of North America (IMNA) Workshop

Representatives 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 facilitated and sponsored by the Pan...
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Integrated Map of North America (IMNA) Workshop

Representatives 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 facilitated and sponsored by the Pan...
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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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