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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.
US Topo maps and the Historical Topographic Map Collection (HTMC) are produced by the National Geospatial Program of the USGS.
3DEP is a cooperative program with a goal of acquiring nationwide lidar (IfSAR in AK) to provide the first-ever national baseline of consistent high-resolution elevation data – both bare earth and 3D point clouds.