FIPS

Federal Information Processing Standard

FLIP

Flight Information Product (DMA product)

FSA

Food Security Act

FWS

Fish and Wildlife Service, DOI


GBF/DIME

Geographic Base File/Dual Independent Map Encoding File

GIS

Geographic Information Systems

GLIS

Global Land Information System

GNIS

Geographic Names Information System

GPS

Global Positioning System

GRIDS

Geographic Resources Information and Data System (EPA system)


ISDN

Integrated-services networks

ISO

International Standards Organization

IVHS

Intelligent Vehicle-Highway System


LRMP

Land Records Management Program, North Carolina


MARC

MAchine Readable Cataloguing, Library of Congress

MC&G

Mapping, charting, and geodetic data (DMA)

MSC

Mapping Science Committee


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASS

National Agricultural Statistical Service

NAVD 88

North American Vertical Datum of 1988

NAWQA

National Water-Quality Assessment (USGS program)

NCGIA

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

NDCDB

National Digital Cartographic Data Base

NGDS

National Geographic Data System

NGRS

National Geodetic Reference System

NGS

National Geodetic Survey, NOAA

NISO

National Information Standards Organization

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NMD

National Mapping Division, USGS

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce

NREN

National Research and Education Network

NRI

National Resource Inventory, SCS

NSDI

National Spatial Data Infrastructure

NSF

National Science Foundation


OMB

Office of Management and Budget


PLSS

Public Land Survey System (BLM)

PSU

Primary Sampling Units (SCS's NRI)



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