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ACRONYMS

ASCS

Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service

BAS

Boundary and Annexation Survey, Bureau of the Census

CD-ROM

Compact disk, read only memory

DEM

Digital Elevation Matrix

DOQ

Digital Orthophoto Quarterquad

DTM

Digital Terrain Model

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FGDC

Federal Geographic Data Committee

FIPS

Federal Information Processing Standard

GIS

Geographic Information Systems

GPS

Global Positioning System

MSC

Mapping Science Committee

NAD-83

North American Datum of 1983

NAVD-88

North American Vertical Datum of 1988

NGS

National Geodetic Survey, NOAA

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce

NRI

National Resource Inventory

NSDI

National Spatial Data Infrastructure

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

PLSS

Public Land Survey System

SCS

Soil Conservation Service. USDA

SCSD

Street Centerline Spatial Data Bases

SDTS

Spatial Data Transfer Standard

TIGER

Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system

TIN

Triangulated Irregular Network

USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey, DOI



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A DATA FOUNDATION FOR THE NATIONAL SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE ACRONYMS ASCS Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service BAS Boundary and Annexation Survey, Bureau of the Census CD-ROM Compact disk, read only memory DEM Digital Elevation Matrix DOQ Digital Orthophoto Quarterquad DTM Digital Terrain Model EPA Environmental Protection Agency FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee FIPS Federal Information Processing Standard GIS Geographic Information Systems GPS Global Positioning System MSC Mapping Science Committee NAD-83 North American Datum of 1983 NAVD-88 North American Vertical Datum of 1988 NGS National Geodetic Survey, NOAA NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce NRI National Resource Inventory NSDI National Spatial Data Infrastructure OMB Office of Management and Budget PLSS Public Land Survey System SCS Soil Conservation Service. USDA SCSD Street Centerline Spatial Data Bases SDTS Spatial Data Transfer Standard TIGER Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system TIN Triangulated Irregular Network USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USGS U.S. Geological Survey, DOI