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  • Integrating TNM Base Map Into GOS Integrating GOS Live Map Services Search into TNM
  • Integrating TNM Base Map Into GOS Integrating GOS Live Map Services Search into TNM
  • Integrating TNM Base Map Into GOS Integrating GOS Live Map Services Search into TNM
  • Integrating TNM Base Map Into GOS Integrating GOS Live Map Services Search into TNM
  • New capability – beta version just out Customizable search of the national collection directly from your web site. Very easy to set up using new REST interface. Can be done in a few minutes. View results as RSS, or KML
  • “ Digital Map – Beta” is the first product (first phase) in the process to recreate the legacy topographic map
  • “ Initial content” is the content for 2009 version. The three-year revision cycle is a goal, based on the availability of NAIP imagery. The actual cycle is TBD due to impacts of budgets, production process developments, and total workload (e.g., adding PR, HI, and AK). In 2010, the Graphics Program will investigate how to develop and maintain maps for these additional areas.
  • Create high-quality scans of all USGS topographic maps (all scales and vintages) for archive and public access Bundle scanned historical topographic map(s) with corresponding “Digital Maps - Beta”
  • Content will mirror traditional USGS 7.5-minute topographic quadrangle content Nationally consistent Can be used electronically or plotted National Grid and Coordinates (Military Grid Reference System) and other grids and coordinate systems
  • “ Public domain” for this product means there is no copyright on the maps. However, the source of transportation (roads) data is yet to be determined and might be commercial in which case those data might be restricted.
  • Light-yellow areas among the green – these are US Forest Service maps that the USFS maintains. USGS will product “Digital Maps – Beta” for these areas, but only after we have integrated USFS roads into The National Map . Out years Each year produce/revise maps covering 1/3 of the lower 48 States using the latest NAIP imagery and The National Map data Add additional integrated data layers from The National Map Update standard each year with major improvements including enhanced quality requirements
  • Area of Complex Channels Nonearthen Shore Waterfall Area to be submerged Pipeline Well Bay/ Inlet Playa Canal Ditch Rapids Coastline Reef Dam/ Weir Reservoir Estuary Rock Flume Sea/ Ocedan Foreshore Spillway Gaging Station Spring/Seep Ice Mass Stream/ River Inudation Area Submerged Stream Lake/ Pomd Tunnel Levee Wall Lock Chamber Wash
  • First we start with orthoimagery from the USDA National Agricultural Imagery Program -3 year repeat cycle for the lower 48 states with 1m resolution natural color. Over time (beginning in 2010) we will add layers From our National datasets. First, lets switch to a shaded relief basemap from the National Elevation Dataset at 10m resolution – click- then we add contours and labels, also derived from NED – click – then we add lakes and streams from the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), with names from the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) – click – add roads from the Census’ Tiger Enhanced Dataset (with road names that we didn’t used to show on our maps) – click- and then names of schools, churches, and major structures and other named features – click – and finally woodland tint and urban tint from the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD) that are now being revised to bring them current to 2006 – click. By now our map is getting pretty busy, but notice that this “geoPDF” is made up of layers that can be turned on and off with radio buttons (on the left). That means we can customize the map for our application, or even add our own layer content using GIS tools. Whether we are making a hardcopy map product or using the data for scientific modeling and/or GIS applications, the seamless nature of the data and the fact that we have precompiled useful layers means that they are adaptable and ready to use.
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  • TNM for NSGIC

    1. 1. The National Map Status and Direction Michael Cooley, Robert Dollison and Larry Sugarbaker Moderator Vicki Lukas NSGIC Annual Conference October 7, 2009
    2. 2. 125 Years of Topographic Mapping <ul><li>The USGS is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its national program for topographic mapping (1884–2009) </li></ul><ul><li>December 3, 2009 at the USGS National Center in Reston, VA </li></ul><ul><li>NGSIC members are invited to attend </li></ul>
    3. 3. Looking Forward: Today’s Topics <ul><li>TNM Viewer and Services – Rob Dollison </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Map – Beta – Mike Cooley </li></ul><ul><li>National Geospatial Program Strategic Planning – Larry Sugarbaker </li></ul>
    4. 4. Digital Services Topics <ul><li>National Map Digital Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Visualization, Download and GIS Functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The National Map Base Map Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The New Viewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding services from Geospatial One-Stop </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. The New National Map Viewer <ul><li>Fast Base Map </li></ul><ul><li>100% National Map Content </li></ul><ul><li>One-stop to Download National Map Data and View Services </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Access to Topo Maps </li></ul><ul><li>New Advanced Features </li></ul>
    6. 6. Foundational Base Maps <ul><li>National Map data for larger scales </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless fast response </li></ul><ul><li>Future multiple foundational maps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>planimetric, shaded relief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with/without contours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>image- based, and hybrid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fast, flexible cartographically designed base map views </li></ul><ul><li>National Atlas data for small scale </li></ul>
    7. 7. Base Map Interoperability <ul><li>Our new Base Map Services easily plug into most GIS viewers or applications </li></ul><ul><li>Add these services to your preferred 2D or 3D viewer </li></ul><ul><li>Add to a Web page </li></ul>
    8. 8. Overlay Layer Controls and GIS Tools
    9. 9. 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.
    10. 10. Advanced Features - Download Capabilities <ul><li>“ What you see is what you get” experience </li></ul><ul><li>One place – one service – to download all vector, raster and graphics data products </li></ul><ul><li>User can select an area of interest, multiple themes, and data formats as part of their download request </li></ul><ul><li>Future download enhancements may include: more advanced area of interest functionality, file format options, coordinate transformation and feature selection </li></ul>
    11. 11. Digital Map Beta (GeoPDF) Download
    12. 12. Data Download
    13. 13. Add Other Map Services
    14. 14. New Customizable Search Widget Easy to add to your GIS site
    15. 15. Geodata Search Widget Link <ul><li> </li></ul>
    16. 16. New Catalysts for Geo-enabling ‘Transparency in Government’ <ul><li> and </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    17. 17. Are Live Map Services Working? The Service Status Checker
    18. 18. Workflows
    19. 19. “ Digital Map – Beta” The Next Generation of Topographic Maps
    20. 20. Strategy <ul><li>Initial content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orthorectified image – National Orthoimage Dataset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roads – National Transportation Dataset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Names - Geographic Names Information System </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evolution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data layers added as they become available in The National Map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features added as technical processes are perfected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product will be renamed US Topo when integrated contours and hydrographic network are added (Fall 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full topographic quadrangle map content (ultimately) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bundled with scanned historical quadrangle maps </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Historic USGS Quadrangle Scanning <ul><li>Scan complete collection of approximately 250,000 USGS quadrangles existing as paper copies, using consistent, high quality specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Provide all editions and all scales matching US Topo release cycle </li></ul><ul><li>All maps will have complete Metadata </li></ul><ul><li>GeoPDF files available for download from USGS Store </li></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>GeoPDF format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A TerraGo Technologies published extension to the Adobe PDF file format </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Georeferenced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locations defined in terms of map projection or coordinate systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Layered (select layers, turn layers on/off) </li></ul><ul><li>Limited interactive capabilities, free tools </li></ul><ul><li>File Size about 15-20 Mb </li></ul>Product Characteristics
    23. 23. Key Advantages <ul><li>Accessible on line from a personal computer </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive & enhanced </li></ul><ul><li>Functionally superior to a Digital Raster Graphic (DRG) </li></ul><ul><li>Will evolve & improve over time </li></ul><ul><li>Plot / print ready </li></ul><ul><li>Authoritative content </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assured to standards </li></ul><ul><li>Public domain </li></ul><ul><li>Free download </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through the USGS Store </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through the Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>FY 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Add integrated elevation and hydrography </li></ul><ul><li>Add historical versions </li></ul><ul><li>Produce maps covering 1/3 of the lower 48 States </li></ul>
    25. 25. FY 2010 Goals <ul><li>Hydrography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Addition of 32 NHD features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated with contours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swamps, marshes, other wetlands will be part of Land Use/Land Cover </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elevation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contours from NED </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General case - index and intermediate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Depression – index and intermediate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contour labels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated with hydrography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shaded relief layer – late FY10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spot elevations - late FY10 </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. FY 2010 Goals <ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of US Forest Service roads with NTD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible migration to commercial road source in 3rd or 4th quarter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boundaries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add state, county and selected Federal boundaries </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. 2010 Research for 2011 Product <ul><li>Processes or methods to support adding higher resolution imagery (product feasibility plan) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To include leaf off imagery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PLSS </li></ul><ul><li>Selected structures </li></ul><ul><li>Land cover </li></ul><ul><li>NGS Control </li></ul><ul><li>Railroads </li></ul><ul><li>Physiographic features name placement </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Develop production plan for HI, VI, and PR </li></ul>
    28. 28. “ Digital Map- Beta” Website
    29. 29. Prototype Layers from The National Map
    30. 30. Graphics Product Contacts <ul><li>Michael J. Cooley </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics Product and Service Lead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>703-648-5528 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stafford Binder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate Graphics Product Lead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>303-810-9292 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Greg Allord </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scanning Product Lead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>608-204-0082 x250 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. “ Digital Map – Beta” The Next Generation of Topographic Maps
    32. 32. National Geospatial Program Strategic Planning Larry Sugarbaker – Strategic Advisor for The National Map U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey
    33. 33. The Current Plan <ul><li>Purpose – Place geographic knowledge at the fingertips of the Nation </li></ul><ul><li>Vision - Transform the processes of Government to implement key components of the NSDI </li></ul><ul><li>Mission - Provide leadership and guidance for stakeholders and implement key components of the NSDI </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation toward…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A national GIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matters and places of national importance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management excellence </li></ul></ul>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
    34. 34. National Geospatial Program <ul><li>National leadership to build a geospatial program to address today’s environmental and resource management needs requires: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geospatial data framework based on Federal, state and private partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National data integrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New products and services to support advanced analysis </li></ul></ul>Making the Transition Paper maps built over 50 years National system of geospatial information services
    35. 35. Defining the Future of The National Map : Who have we talked to? <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus group sessions for topographic map GeoPDF product. </li></ul><ul><li>The National Map/Science Requirements workshop. </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous feedback and input through the partnership liaisons. </li></ul>
    36. 36. Key National Requirements Business Case for the National Geospatial Program
    37. 37. Defining the Future of The National Map What our customers are asking for… <ul><li>Nationally consistent geospatial framework data that represent the highest achievable quality is needed by a large majority of all customers. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Retention of data to support trend analysis is a high priority for scientific investigations and other applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Many data types are needed to address customer requirements. </li></ul>
    38. 38. Defining the Future of The National Map Customer requirements - data service provider perspective <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to the foundation layers, the most important data needs are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boundaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parcels </li></ul></ul>
    39. 39. National Geospatial Program at USGS Key questions and issues for a changing landscape <ul><li>Should the National Geospatial Program expand the reach of the National Map to include marine lands? If, so what is the new coverage extent? </li></ul><ul><li>Are the current data themes in The National Map the right ones? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best business model for each of the datasets in The National Map? </li></ul><ul><li>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? </li></ul><ul><li>What specific capabilities should be supported that will improve the integration of geospatial framework data? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best strategy to expand the number of datasets that are accessible through The National Map ? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the unique set of requirements for science applications? Should a “science platform” be created? </li></ul>
    40. 40. Strategic Plan Key Milestones Four Iterations – 12 months <ul><li>Cycle 1 - Mission and Purpose, Strategic Issues Discovery, Link to Enterprise Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Cycle 2 – Mission and Purpose , Strategic Issues Definition, Business Requirements, Enterprise Architecture Adjustments </li></ul><ul><li>Cycle 3 – Strategic Issues Resolution, Strategic Actions , Business Requirements , Data, Services, Products, Enterprise Architecture Adjustments </li></ul><ul><li>Cycle 4 – Data, Services, Products, Final Enterprise Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Completion - September 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow text – plan component completion </li></ul>
    41. 41. Thank You <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>