The National Map partnership network cultivates and maintains long-term relationships with
partners and develops agreements for The National Map and other initiatives that support USGS
science. Partnerships are the foundation The National Map because they leverage funding across
organizations to provide significant cost savings, reduce redundancy in geospatial data acquisition and
stewardship, and ensure availability of common base data to a broad range of users and applications.
Fiscal Year 2012 Highlights
- National Geospatial Program - Partnership to correct Digital Elevation Model data over San Francisco to support orthoimagery processing for multiple studies including flood analysis and response, vegetation mapping, structures mapping, land use planning, and habitat modeling by providing data for analysis.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency - Partnership to acquire over 2,593 square miles of lidar over areas in FEMA Region 9 to support multiple studies including flood analysis and response, vegetation mapping, structures mapping, land use planning, and habitat modeling by providing data for analysis.
- LA County Department of Public Works - Partnership to integrate the Los Angeles County stormwater drainaage network into the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).
- California State University, Northridge - Stewardship project to update the existing NHD for the San Juan watershed located in Orange County, California.
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), San Diego Geographic Information Source (SANGIS) - Partnership to acquire over 4,310 square miles of high-resolution imagery over San Diego to support community planning, emergency response, and science, environmental, and mapping user communities.
FGDC CAP Grant Support
- Sonoma Ecology Center - (Category 1: Metadata Trainer and Outreach Assistance) - This project will provide FDGC metadata training and support to North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative (NBCAI) and California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA-LCC) partners and share their data and metadata through the California Conservation Commons.
- California Native Plant Society - (Category 5: FGDC-endorsed Standards Implementation Training and Outreach) - In this project, partners will relate the California Vegetation classification to the FGDC-endorsed National Vegetation Classification Standard (Version 2), FGDC-STD-005-2008. Products will include online information/applications on websites. Thousands of users will be able to access, query, and download the relationships between the U.S. National Vegetation Classification hierarchy and California alliances.
- Science Support - Assisted USGS biology, geology, and water scientists in obtaining imagery, elevation, and other geospatial data.
- 3D Elevation Program Inventory - Validated information on known datasets and documented new datasets to update the national inventory of high-resolution elevation data - http://www.csc.noaa.gov/inventory/.
- Outreach - Conducted and coordinated National Geospatial Program outreach activities by attending a range of meetings, participating in conferences, and coordinating trainings and workshops to support the geospatial community in the State.
- Emergency Response - Liaisons provide general geospatial data discovery and acquisition assistance during emergencies as those events occur throughout the fiscal year.