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
- Oregon Department of Geology and Mining Industries - Partnership to acquire over 2,201 square miles of lidar over Grand Ronde and Rouge River Blocks to support multiple studies including flood analysis and response, vegetation mapping, structures mapping, land use planning, and habitat modeling by providing data for analysis.
- Bureau of Land Management - Stewardship project to correct identified disparities in stream density, and related periodicity attributes, that exist within Oregon’s National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) for selected watersheds.
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Metro (Oregon regional government) - Partnership to acquire over 1,347 square miles of high-resolution imagery over Portland to support community planning, emergency response, and science, environmental, and mapping user communities.
- Lane Council of Governments - Partnership project to update name locations throughout the State of Oregon.
FGDC CAP Grant Support
- Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development – (Category 5: FGDC-endorsed Standards Implementation Training and Outreach) - The project will do training and outreach around implementation of the FGDC-endorsed standard "OpenGIS® Catalogue Service (CAT) Implementation Specification (2.0.2)." This effort will seek to reach out to members of the Oregon Coastal and Marine Data Network (OCMDN) community and introduce them to the capabilities and benefits of sharing data catalogs using open standards by integrating specially designed training on Catalogs in general, and on specific Catalog Service software solutions into meetings of the data network community. This outreach and training, while primarily targeted at the diverse range of agencies and institutions that produce coastal and marine related data, would be open to the full spectrum of institutions involved in the wider Oregon framework community.
- 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.