Ray Postolovski


Ray is the Deputy of Operations at the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) in Denver, Colorado. NGTOC is the primary operational component within the National Geospatial Program and provides world-class geospatial technical expertise and customer service for the USGS and the Nation. 

NGTOC is responsible for the acquisition, assessment, and integration of geospatial data in support of The National Map (TNM), quality assurance and quality control of products, and data produced via contract or by other entities outside of the NGTOC. We develop national standards and data models to support TNM and the Geospatial Platform, provide technical assistance to USGS Geospatial liaisons and state, local, and private sector partners; and management and delivery of data that are part of TNM, including the National Hydrography and Watershed Boundary Datasets and elevation data that are part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). The NGTOC also produces derived products and services from TNM data, including US Topo map products.


Bachelor of Science in Cartography, Ohio University, 1991