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.
USGS Science Support Viewer
The recently developed Science Support Viewer provides a spatial data viewer and analysis tool that enables scientist to easily interact with and use National Map data as well as view and apply partner data and map services that support USGS Science.
December 19, 2011
USGS Completes first edition US TOPO product for Montana
In response to the need for updated topographic maps, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed and made available to the public a new National Map series called the US TOPO.
September 20, 2011
The Montana Control Point Database (MCPD) is now online!
The goals of the MCPD application are to provide Montana's land surveyors with a means to store and manage their geodetic and mapping control that is not part of the National Geodetic Survey's (NGS) database, and to provide the public with free access to reliable, up to date geodetic and mapping control.
February 16, 2011
Fiscal Year 2012 Highlights
- Lewis and Clark County - Partnership to acquire over 298 square miles of lidar elevation data over the city of Helena, the North Helena Valley, and the Fort Harrison National Guard training site to support community planning, environmental management, emergency response,munitions detection and removal, and habitat modeling.
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Guard Bureau, Montana Army National Guard, Installations, Environmental and Unexploded Ordinance programs and the Lewis and Clark County - Partnership to acquire over 367 square miles of high-resolution imagery over the city of Helena, the North Helena Valley, and the Fort Harrison and Limestone Hills National Guard training sites to support community planning, environmental management, emergency response, munitions detection and removal, and mapping operations for all partners.
- Montana State Library - Partnership project to review, and correct when necessary, the locations of 24,000 physiographic features in the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). This project includes a statewide update of physiographic features for almost 147,046 square miles. The updates will support The National Map, the 2014 revision to Montana's US Topo, as well as numerous Federal, State, and local mapping applications.
- 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.