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
- St. Johns River Water Management District - Partnership to acquire over 659 square miles of lidar data within the St. Johns River watershed in support of multiple regional activities including flood plain delineation, surface water budget modeling, water quantity and quality assessment, and a regional water permitting program.
- Suwanne River Water Management District - Partnership to acquire over 725 square miles of lidar data within the middle Suwanne River basin in support of multiple regional activities including environmental protection, natural resource conservation, emergency response, and flood plain delineation.
- USGS Florida Water Science Center - Partnership to define, develop, and implement a comprehensive sinkhole feature representation scheme for inclusion in the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD). Enhanced sinkhole representation in the NHD will serve to support the development of highly accurate surface-water flow models, especially in regions of karst topography.
- National Park Service - Partnership to acquire over 163 square miles of high-resolution imagery over several national parks in Florida to support natural resource conservation, land use analysis and planning, and various other environmental studies associated with the maintenance and management of our national parks.
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - Partnership to acquire over 2,044 square miles of high-resolution imagery over the Tampa Bay region in support of the 2012 Republican National Convention interagency pre-event planning operations.
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Florida Department of Revenue - Partnership to acquire over 19,600 square miles of high-resolution imagery covering the Florida Panhandle region in support of State property tax assessment, natural resource conservation , homeland security, and emergency response programs.
FGDC CAP Grant Support
- Miami-Dade County - (Category 1: Metadata Trainer and Outreach Assistance) - The project will provide metadata training, metadata creation and maintenance, publishing assistance, and program implementation and support in accordance with National Spatial Data Infrastructure guidelines. Training manuals and materials will be developed and will include standards, guidelines, and procedures for partner entities to establish and maintain metadata within their organization.
- Miami-Dade County - (Category 3: Expanding the State GIS Inventory) - This project will focus on the internal inventory in Miami-Dade County of the existing GIS datasets to support the completion of FGDC metadata. A secondary objective will be to facilitate the quick dissemination of information and the coordination of efforts during any widespread emergencies of national or local scope; project personnel will work with GIS managers in Miami-Dade County and local agencies and municipalities to enter information in the National States Geographic Information Council GIS Inventory System.
- 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.