The National Geospatial Program manages The National Map and National Atlas Geospatial public-domain data products, map products, and services. The National Map and National Atlas benefits geospatial information users throughout the Nation and are essential to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).
The NGP community in ScienceBase is being set up to support exploration of a new product metadata aggregation needs across multiple product lines.
Links to these products and services are at:
http://nationalmap.gov The National Map - map products such as the US Topo and Historical USGS Topograhpic maps, base data and geospatial web services
http://nationalatlas.gov National Atlas - maps of America for everyone's use
Links to NGP management Groups
http://usgs.gov/ngpo NGP Headquarters - provides product and services multi-year product plans and administration
http://gnis.usgs.gov/domestic Board of Geographic Names - geographic names authority and gazetteer for the nation
http://liaisons.usgs.gov/geospatial/ Geospatial Liaison Network - engages partners to develop standards and produce consistent and accurate data.
http://liaisons.usgs.gov/geospatial/ National Geospatial Technical Operations Center - Operational support.
http://cegis.usgs.gov Center for Excellence in GIS - leadership for geospatial information research
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