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The National Map Liaison for Connecticut
Lester Neifert Lester I. Neifert
Graniteville, VT

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About National Geospatial Partnerships
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 of 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.

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News and Highlights for Connecticut
Connecticut Geo-Focus Winter Newsletter Available
Read the Winter 2009-2010 Edition of "Connecticut Geo-Focus", the quarterly newsletter created by the CT GIS Council's Education and Outreach Working Group. "Geo-Focus" communicates Geo-News of...
March 5, 2010

Liaison Activities

Fiscal Year 2012 Highlights



  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Connecticut Department of Transportation - Partnership to acquire over 5,100 square miles of high-resolution imagery over the State of Connecticut to support community planning, emergency response, and science, environmental, and mapping user communities.

Other Activities

  • 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 -
  • 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.

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