FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FGDC

Federal Geographic Data Committee

FLIR

forward-looking infrared

FWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

GA

Geoscience Australia

GEO

Group on Earth Observations

GEOINT

geospatial intelligence

GeoSciML

geoscience markup language

GEOSS

Global Earth Observation System of Systems

GIS

geographic information system

GRACE

Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment

HHS

Department of Health and Human Services

HIS

hydrologic information system

ICT

information and communications technology

IFSAR

interferometric synthetic aperture radar

IFTN

Imagery for the Nation

INSPIRE

Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IT

information technology

IUGSCGI

International Union of Geological Sciences Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information

LIDAR

light detection and ranging

LULC

land use–land cover

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NAWQA

National Water Quality Assessment Program

NBII

The National Biological Information Infrastructure

NCAR

National Center for Atmospheric Research

NCGIS

National Center for Geospatial Intelligence Standards

NDCDB

National Digital Cartographic Database

NED

National Elevation Dataset

NEON

National Ecological Observatory Network

NGA

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NHD

National Hydrography Dataset

NHDPlus

National Hydrography Dataset Plus

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPS

National Park Service

NSDI

National Spatial Data Infrastructure



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