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USGS Geospatial Liaison for Hawaii & Pacific Basin
Drew Decker Drew Decker
San Diego, CA
619-225-6430
ddecker@usgs.gov

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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 Hawaii & Pacific Basin Islands
Looking for data from the Hawaii Data Clearinghouse?
The GIS program at the State of Hawaii has taken over the distribution of that data formerly housed at the Hawaii Data Clearinghouse.
February 7, 2013
Oahu 2013 Lidar Collection
Plans are underway for a whole island lidar data collection for Oahu in 2013.
February 7, 2013
Map Service of World View II High Resolution Imagery
USGS is now hosting a map service of the high resolution World View II imagery for the State of Hawaii.
February 7, 2013

Liaison Activities

Fiscal Year 2012 Highlights

Agreements

      Hydrography

  • University of Hawaii - Partnership to update stream names for five major watersheds on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, and Maui.
  • Guam Coastal Management Program - Partnership project for updating the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) and the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) of Guam.

      Elevation and Imagery

  • National Geospatial Program - Partnership to acquire over 85 square miles of high-resolution lidar data and imagery over American Samoa 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 - 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.

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