Integrated Status Status graphics with up-to-date detailed metadata status – vintage, source, and location of the TNM data and product holdings Select by USGS quadrangles, hydrographic sub-regions, states, counties, and more. Turn on status graphics of specific layers and click the region of interest to identify the specific details.
Purpose – Place geographic knowledge at the fingertips of the Nation
Vision - Transform the processes of Government to implement key components of the NSDI
Mission - Provide leadership and guidance for stakeholders and implement key components of the NSDI
A national GIS
Matters and places of national importance
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1379 The National Geospatial Programs Office A Plan for Action By Karen Siderelis, Ivan DeLoatch, Mark DeMulder, Henry (Hank) Garie, Mark Naftzger, Robert (Bob) Pierce, and Stanley (Stan) Ponce U.S. Department of the Interior October 2005 U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
National leadership to build a geospatial program to address today’s environmental and resource management needs requires:
Geospatial data framework based on Federal, state and private partnerships
National data integrator
New products and services to support advanced analysis
Making the Transition Paper maps built over 50 years National system of geospatial information services
Defining the Future of The National Map : Who have we talked to?
Customer requirements study - Input from 2200 individuals across 17 key business areas in Federal, state and local government, non profit community, private sector, educational community and others. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1222/
Focus group sessions for topographic map GeoPDF product.
The National Map/Science Requirements workshop.
Continuous feedback and input through the partnership liaisons.
Key National Requirements Business Case for the National Geospatial Program
Defining the Future of The National Map What our customers are asking for…
Nationally consistent geospatial framework data that represent the highest achievable quality is needed by a large majority of all customers.
Most regional or national geospatial data needs could be satisfied with a 3 year update cycle. The exceptions are that parcels and transportation data require a yearly update and customers would be satisfied with 5 year updates for elevation data.
Retention of data to support trend analysis is a high priority for scientific investigations and other applications.
Many data types are needed to address customer requirements.
Defining the Future of The National Map Customer requirements - data service provider perspective
Imagery, elevation and geodetic control data are important geospatial data layers. These modernized and improved layers should form the foundation of The National Map enabling the integration and improvement of other data layers.
In addition to the foundation layers, the most important data needs are:
National Geospatial Program at USGS Key questions and issues for a changing landscape
Should the National Geospatial Program expand the reach of the National Map to include marine lands? If, so what is the new coverage extent?
Are the current data themes in The National Map the right ones?
What is the best business model for each of the datasets in The National Map?
Historical map data are captured primarily as scanned image files. Are there specific historical geospatial datasets that should be created to support trend analysis and forecasting?
What specific capabilities should be supported that will improve the integration of geospatial framework data?
What is the best strategy to expand the number of datasets that are accessible through The National Map ?
What are the unique set of requirements for science applications? Should a “science platform” be created?
Strategic Plan Key Milestones Four Iterations – 12 months
Cycle 1 - Mission and Purpose, Strategic Issues Discovery, Link to Enterprise Architecture
Cycle 2 – Mission and Purpose , Strategic Issues Definition, Business Requirements, Enterprise Architecture Adjustments