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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2003. Weaving a National Map: A Review of the U.S. Geological Survey Concept of 'The National Map'. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10606.
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Appendix E Acronyms and Initialisms


ASCS

Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service


BLM

Bureau of Land Management


C-CAP

Coastal Change and Analysis Program


DEM

Digital Elevation Model

DLG

Digital Line Graphs

DOI

Department of the Interior

DOQ

Digital Orthophoto Quadrangle

DOT

Department of Transportation

DRG

Digital Raster Graphics


EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ESPI

Environmental Systems Research Institute


FDLP

Federal Depository Library Program

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FGDC

Federal Geographic Data Committee


GAO

General Accounting Office

GCDB

Geographic Coordinate Database

GIS

Geographic Information System

GNIS

Geographic Names Information System

GPO

Government Printing Office

GPS

Global Positioning System


ISO

International Organization for Standardization


MAF

Master Address File

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2003. Weaving a National Map: A Review of the U.S. Geological Survey Concept of 'The National Map'. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10606.
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MSC

Mapping Science Committee


NAD 83

North American Datum of 1983

NAPA

National Academy of Public Administration

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NAVD

88 North American Vertical Datum of 1988

NCGIA

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

NDCDB

National Digital Cartographic Data Base

NDOP

National Digital Orthophoto Program

NILS

National Integrated Land System

NIMA

National Imagery and Mapping Agency

NMD

National Mapping Division

NMP

National Mapping Program

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NRCan

Natural Resources Canada

NRCS

Natural Resources Conservation Service

NSDI

National Spatial Data Infrastructure

NSGIC

National States Geographic Information Council


OGC

Open GIS Consortium

OMB

Office of Management and Budget


TIGER

Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing


USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

USGS

United States Geological Survey

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2003. Weaving a National Map: A Review of the U.S. Geological Survey Concept of 'The National Map'. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10606.
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Weaving a National Map draws on contributions to a September 2002 workshop and the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) "vision" document for The National Map, envisioned by the USGS as a database providing "public domain core geographic data about the United States and its territories that other agencies can extend, enhance, and reference as they concentrate on maintaining other data that are unique to their needs." The demand for up-to-date information in real time for public welfare and safety informs this need to update an aging paper map series that is, on average, 23 years old. The NRC report describes how The National Map initiative would gain from improved definition so that the unprecedented number of partners needed for success will become energized to participate. The challenges faced by USGS in implementing The National Map are more organizational than technical. To succeed, the USGS will need to continue to learn from challenges encountered in its ongoing pilot studies as well as from other federal-led programs that have partnered with multiple sectors.

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