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
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Ohio Office of Information Technology, USGS - Partnership to acquire over 13,500 square miles of high-resolution imagery over western Ohio and part of northeast Ohio under the Ohio Statewide Imagery and Lidar-based Elevation Program (OSIP II) to support community planning, emergency response, and science, environmental, and mapping user communities.
FGDC CAP Grant Support
- Buckeye Hills - Hocking Valley Regional Development District - (Category 3: Expanding the State GIS Inventory) - The project will involve the review and update of existing entries in the Ohio GIS Inventory to ensure their transformability through the GIS Inventory to Federal Geographic Data Committee or International Organization for Standardization (ISO) metadata. Cadastral contacts and parcel data status will be added for all counties in Ohio to support emergency responders, the oil and gas industry, and other end users of this data. Finally, the group will identify a sustainability plan for keeping Ohio's GIS Inventory data current.
- 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.