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
- Indiana Office of Technology-Geographic Information Office and Indiana Geographic Information Council - Partnership to acquire over 10,701 square miles of high-resolution lidar elevation and hydro-flattened digital elevation models over the eastern third of Indiana to support community planning, emergency response, and science, environmental, and mapping user communities.
- Indiana Geographic Information Council and Indiana Office of Technology-Geographic Information Office - Partnership to develop a local-resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) for 30 out of 38 Indiana subbasins. This is a multi-year effort that began in 2011 and will continue throughout 2013.
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Indiana Office of Technology-Geographic Information Office and Indiana Geographic Information Council - Partnership to acquire over 10,701 square miles of high-resolution imagery over the eastern third of Indiana to support community planning, emergency response, and science, environmental, and mapping user communities.
- Indiana Geographic Information Council - Partnership to design, develop, test, rollout, train, and implement a Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) local-resolution National Hydrography Data Names Stewardship program for the State of Indiana. This project includes the implementation of GeoRSS feeds developed upon open-source software to engage and notify the Geographic Names user community within the State of Indiana.
FGDC CAP Grant Support
- Indiana Office of Technology - (Category 7: Geospatial Platform Cloud Service Testbed) - he project will implement The IndianaMap Cadastral Cloud as an opportunity to evaluate the technical issues, opportunities, and costs associated with deployment and geoprocessing of land parcel layers in a Federal Geographic Data Committee GeoCloud Platform. The project will result in operational geospatial cloud services whose deployment costs and performance characteristics will be known and documented and will support Federal mission requirements towards Office of Management and Budget Circular A-16 data development.
- 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.