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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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The USGS and partners launch World Lidar Day Feb. 12 at Geo Week Conference in Denver

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USGS expands National Map digital offerings, putting mountain-scale topography at user’s fingertips

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TNMCorps Mapping Challenge Summary Results for Hospital, Ambulance, and Fire Station Points in Utah

Publications

The 3D Elevation Program—Supporting Florida's economy

IntroductionFlorida has the longest coastline of any State in the contiguous United States, and its coastal resources are one of the main drivers of its economic growth. High-quality elevation data are beneficial for use in emergency management, especially for hurricane response, recovery, and mitigation, as well as for coastal zone management, flood risk management, infrastructure planning, agric
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Xan Fredericks, Chris Cretini

The 3D Elevation Program—Supporting Minnesota's economy

IntroductionIn Minnesota, high-quality elevation data are essential for agriculture and precision farming, natural resources conservation, flood risk management, infrastructure and construction management, water supply and quality, coastal zone management, and many other business uses. Critical applications that meet the State’s management needs depend on light detection and ranging (lidar) data t
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Mitch Bergeson, David Nail

The 3D Elevation Program—Supporting Montana’s economy

IntroductionMontana, America’s fourth largest State with an area of 147,040 square miles, is defined by its diverse terrain. The western two-fifths of the State falls within the Rocky Mountains and the eastern three-fifths is in the Great Plains. Because of its location along the Continental Divide, the rivers in Montana drain into either the Pacific Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. Montana is often c
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Tom Carlson

Science

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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The National Map - Your Source for Topographic Information

The National Map is a collaborative effort among the USGS and other Federal, State, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. It has many uses ranging from recreation to scientific analysis to emergency response. The National Map is easily accessible for display on the Web, as products and services, and as downloadable data.
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The National Map - Your Source for Topographic Information

The National Map is a collaborative effort among the USGS and other Federal, State, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. It has many uses ranging from recreation to scientific analysis to emergency response. The National Map is easily accessible for display on the Web, as products and services, and as downloadable data.
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USGS Geospatial Data Contracts

The National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) of the USGS administers a set of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts through a competitive process, that provide a mechanism to obtain geospatial data services throughout the United States. The contracts primarily support The National Map, but are flexible to be used by other Federal, State, and local agencies.
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USGS Geospatial Data Contracts

The National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) of the USGS administers a set of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts through a competitive process, that provide a mechanism to obtain geospatial data services throughout the United States. The contracts primarily support The National Map, but are flexible to be used by other Federal, State, and local agencies.
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