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USGS National Geospatial
Program / Partnerships
Craig A. Neidig
WV Geospatial Liaison
Eastern Region Partnership Office
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
National Geospatial Program Office
U.S. Geological Survey Mission
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USGS is an unbiased, multi-disciplinary
science organization that provides timely
data and information on Biology, Geography,
Geology, and, Water
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USGS is dedicated to providing timely,
relevant, and impartial studies of the
landscape, our natural resources, and
the natural hazards that threaten us.
Max Ethridge
USGS Discipline Activities
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Biology – Endangered Species, Ecosystems,
Contaminants in Biota
Geology – Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Landslides,
Geological Mapping
Water – Quantity and Quality of Ground Water
and Surface Water
Geography – Landscape Change, Remote
Sensing Research and Mapping
USGS Science Strategy
Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges – U.S. Geological Survey Science in
the Decade 2007-2017
USGS Science Strategy
Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges – U.S. Geological Survey Science in
the Decade 2007-2017
 Six Science strategic directions
 Understanding Ecosystems and Predicting Ecosystem Change:
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Ensuring the Nation’s Economic and Environmental Future
 Climate Variability and Change: Clarifying the Record and
Assessing Consequences
 Energy and Minerals for America’s Future: Providing a Scientific
Foundation for Resource Security, Environmental Health,
Economic Vitality, and Land Management
 A National Hazards, Risk, and Resilience Assessment Program:
Ensuring the Long-Term Health and Wealth of the Nation
 The Role of Environment and Wildlife in Human Health: A System
that Identifies Environmental Risk to Public Health in America
 A Water Census of the United States: Quantifying, Forecasting,
and Securing Freshwater for America’s Future
Refocus on Integrated Science (interdisciplinary approach)
USGS Regions (Current)
National Geospatial Program Components
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The NGP provides leadership for USGS geospatial
coordination, production and service activities:
 The National Map
 Geospatial One Stop
 National Atlas
 Geographic Names
 Geospatial Research
 Emergency Operations and Hazards Response
National Geospatial Program Partnerships
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Partnerships are the foundation of the NGP:
 Leverage funding across organizations to provide significant
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cost savings
Reduce redundancy in geospatial data acquisition and
stewardship (“collect once use many times”)
Ensure availability of common base data to a
broad range of users and applications
 USGS is an integrator and facilitator
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of partner data
FY10 program - $14 million; FY11 - ?
Partner leveraging in the past several
years has averaged approximately $7
for every $1 invested by USGS
Tom
Carlso
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Carol
Giffin
(acting)
George
Heleine
Brittany Lynn Roche,
The “local face” of the NGPO
West Virginia Partnership Activities
 NHD-WBD MOU (WVGISC, NRCS)
 1:24K NHD revision project (NRAC, WVGISTC)
 Geographic Names (WVGISTC)
 Critical Infrastructure updates (DHSEM, TGS, WVGISTC)
 Charleston-Huntington Urban Area
 Bluestone Lidar Project (USACE-Huntington)
 FGDC CAP Grant support (RTI)
 WV GIS Strategic Plan
 WV GIS Steering Committee
 Educational outreach (WVAGP and WV Geographic
Alliance)

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