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National Digital Orthophoto Program

January 1, 1996

A critical component of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) is Framework. Framework provides a base on which to collect, register, and integrate geospatial information accurately and consistently. The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) proposed that Framework include geodetic control, orthoimagery, elevation, transportation, hydrography, governmental units, and cadastral data. The Mapping Science Committee of the National Research Council recommends that geodetic control, orthoimagery, and elevation data become the critical foundation of the NSDI. The National Digital Orthophoto Program (NDOP) is a working model on how Federal, State, and local government, as well as private industry, can participate to develop the orthoimagery Framework for the Nation.

Publication Year 1996
Title National Digital Orthophoto Program
DOI 10.3133/70039554
Authors , , , ,
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Index ID 70039554
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse