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1 + 3D Elevation Program May 8, 2013 The National Map

2 + A-16 Theme Lead Agencies USGS – terrestrial and NOAA - bathymetric Provide high-level coordination and for the Elevation theme and associated datasets Facilitate communication among the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and other theme leads, and agencies to promote the coordinated development and management of geospatial data. 2 Office of Management and Budget, Circular A-16 designated Federal co-leads for elevation data

3 + Status of the National Elevation Dataset 3 Unknown 1923 – 1959 1960 – 1979 1980 – 1999 2000 - 2012

4 + Interagency Elevation Inventory 4 Ongoing NOAA, USGS, and FEMA collaboration to maintain the inventory and make the data accessible 2012 update has been released Inventory is critical to assessing progress towards 3DEP goals

5 + National Digital Elevation Program (NDEP) Status of Elevation Data 1996 - 2011  28% coverage - 49 states  15% coverage – Alaska  30+ year replacement cycle  Program is efficient – less than 10% overlap of coverage  Cooperative data projects work  Data quality variable Why is this a problem?  Remaining 72% coverage is 30 or more years old.  Alaska – very poor quality  Meets 10% of need. Current and emerging needs require much higher quality data. Map depicts public sources of LiDAR in all states plus IfSAR data in Alaska 5

6 + National Enhanced Elevation Assessment Sponsored by the National Digital Elevation Program (NDEP) and funded by USGS, NGA,FEMA, NRCS and NOAA to: Document national requirements for improved elevation data from technologies such as LiDAR and IfSAR Estimate the benefits and costs of meeting these requirements Evaluate multiple national enhanced program scenarios for government consideration 602 mission-critical activities that require enhanced elevation data were identified by: 34 Federal agencies and 50 states A sampling of local governments, tribes, private and not ‐ for profit organizations A national program has the potential to generate $1.2 billion to $13 billion in new benefits each year At a Glance 6

7 + Example Business Uses Precision FarmingLand Navigation and Safety Geologic Resources and Hazards Mitigation Natural Resource Conservation Infrastructure ManagementFlood Risk Mitigation 7

8 + Benefits for Top Business Uses Annual Benefits Rank ConservativePotential 1Flood Risk Management$295M$502M 2Infrastructure and Construction Management$206M$942M 3Natural Resources Conservation$159M$335M 4Agriculture and Precision Farming$122M$2,011M 5Water Supply and Quality$85M$156M 6Wildfire Management, Planning and Response$76M$159M 7Geologic Resource Assessment and Hazard Mitigation$52M$1,067M 8Forest Resources Management$44M$62M 9River and Stream Resource Management$38M$87M 10Aviation Navigation and Safety$35M$56M : 20Land Navigation and Safety$0.2M$7,125M Total for all Business Uses (1 – 27)$1.2B$13B 8

9 + Annual Benefits of 3DEP 9 Top Ten Federal Agencies* * NGA benefits considered to be major but are not quantified. Stated benefits are a combination of improved customer services, other outcomes and operational savings

10 + 3-D Elevation Program (3DEP) Recommended Uniform Quality Level 2 10 LiDAR data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the territories on an eight-year cycle IfSAR data over Alaska LiDAR point cloud data to be publically accessible Multiple derivative products will be supported as services and will be freely available Goal to be operational in early 2015

11 + 3DEP Endorsements National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC), April, 2012 - “The NGAC endorses a national elevation program (i.e., 3D Elevation Program, or 3DEP) as described in the National Enhanced Elevation Assessment conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The NGAC encourages the USGS, the Department of the Interior, and Federal partner agencies to refine, adopt, and implement this program in partnership with other levels of government, academia, and the private sector.” National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) – Endorsed by membership in April, 2012. Endorsement supports the recommended program and requests that there be advanced planning and buy up opportunities National Digital Elevation Program (NDEP) Committee – Endorsed by member agencies in December, 2012 Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) – Endorsed by membership in January, 2013 Other endorsements expected 11

12 + Current USGS Activities Elevation and Lidar data program operations being consolidated and modernized Two year transition to QL2 (higher quality) data collections 3DEP Implementation Plan under development 3DEP Executive Forum established Pursuing multiple funding alternatives 12 Toward Implementing 3DEP by January, 2015

13 + Acquisition Plans 1 year operational plan 3 year acquisition strategy identifying priority areas based on partnership funding and user needs 8 year target state objective 13 Coordinated through the National Digital Elevation Program (NDEP) Committee. Now working more closely with the Interagency Working Group on Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IWG-OCM) Alaska Mapping Initiative – Example Plan Hurricane Sandy Recovery and Mitigation – Example Plan

14 + 3DEP Resources NEEA Report 3DEP webpage USGS Fact Sheets NEEA at a glance 3D Elevation Program Resources in work State information sheets Journal articles 14

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