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
- Kentucky Division of Geographic Information (DGI) - Partnership to acquire over 2,932 square miles of lidar covering the triangle urban areas of Louisville, Kentucky (Cincinnati Urban Area), Frankfort and Lexington; an area in southeastern Kentucky; and an area over the Fort Knox military base to support multiple studies including flood analysis and response, vegetation mapping, structures mapping, land use planning, and habitat modeling by providing data for analysis. In addition, this data will be integrated into The National Map.
- Kentucky Division of Water - Partnership to incorporate karst features into the drainage network of the high-resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Fort Knox, Kentucky Division of Geographic Information - Partnership to acquire over 2,932 square miles of high-resolution imagery over the triangle urban areas of Louisville, Kentucky (Cincinnati Urban Area), Frankfort and Lexington; an area in southeastern Kentucky; and an area over the Fort Knox military base to support community planning, emergency response, and science, environmental, and mapping user communities. These data will be integrated into The National Map.
- 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.