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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.

News

3D Elevation data crucial to supporting the Nation’s infrastructure and maintaining economic security

3D Elevation data crucial to supporting the Nation’s infrastructure and maintaining economic security

New 3D Elevation Program Fact Sheet for Ohio

New 3D Elevation Program Fact Sheet for Ohio

USGS Announces Elevation and Hydrography Data Acquisition Partnership Awards supported by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda

USGS Announces Elevation and Hydrography Data Acquisition Partnership Awards supported by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda

Publications

The 3D Elevation Program—Supporting Mississippi's economy

IntroductionMississippi has a dispersed population of nearly three million residents in an area of approximately 48,400 square miles and has a favorable climate for agriculture, with abundant precipitation and minimal extreme temperatures. The topography consists mostly of low hills and lowland plains, with the highest elevation about 800 feet above sea level. An exception is the nearly flat Missi
Authors
George Heleine

The 3D National Topography Model Call for Action—Part 1. The 3D Hydrography Program

The U.S. Geological Survey is initiating the 3D Hydrography Program (3DHP), the first systematic remapping of the Nation’s surface waters since the original 1:24,000-scale topographic mapping program was active from 1947 to 1992. Building on decades of experience maintaining the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD), and the NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR),
Authors
Rebecca Anderson, Vicki Lukas, Stephen S. Aichele

The 3D Elevation Program—Supporting Ohio's economy

IntroductionHigh-quality elevation data are proving to be a resource of great economic value in dealing with many important issues in Ohio. Current and accurate high-resolution elevation data support flood risk management, water quantity and quality assessment, precision farming, conservation planning, impervious-surface modeling, forest and other natural resources management, abandoned mine and g
Authors
Charles E. Hickman

Science

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, VA Meeting Goals Understand how the North America mapping agencies are currently working together Discuss current hydrography program directions, multi-national harmonization efforts, and future opportunities Introduce and review Integrate Map of the Americas efforts and discuss current products and services that may be reasonable to include Meet and better communicate...
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North American National Mapping Meeting

May, 9-10, 2018, Reston, VA Meeting Goals Understand how the North America mapping agencies are currently working together Discuss current hydrography program directions, multi-national harmonization efforts, and future opportunities Introduce and review Integrate Map of the Americas efforts and discuss current products and services that may be reasonable to include Meet and better communicate...
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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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