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3D Elevation Program - About


Question mark inside a circle What is 3DEP? - The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program is developing the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional (3D) representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features.
Transition text Transition to 3DEP - Now that 3DEP is operational, the data holdings of NED have been rolled into the new program, and NED as a dataset and system are retired. The 3DEP Products and Services suite provides both gridded bare earth data products and point cloud data, along with capabilities to produce other derived elevation surfaces and products from 3D data.
Thumbnail of NEEA acronymn National Enhanced Elevation Assessment (NEEA) - The National Enhanced Elevation Assessment (NEEA) documented business uses for elevation needs across 34 Federal agencies, agencies from all 50 States, selected local government and Tribal offices, and private and not-for profit organizations.
Thumbnail of meeting room 3DEP Governance - In addition to the 3DEP Executive Forum, the governance structure includes an operational, multiagency coordinating committee based upon the committee structure already in place under the National Digital Elevation Program (NDEP)
Thumbnail of an Official stamp Endorsements, Recommendations, and Announcements - Executive-level (Associate Director equivalent) representatives of NDEP members and other agencies with significant potential benefits from a national enhanced elevation program.
Thumbnail of news text in blue 3DEP in the News - The USGS and its partners will acquire quality level 2 or better 3D light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IfSAR) data are being collected at quality level 5 in Alaska. The data will be acquired over an 8-year period and will be made available to the public. By using this acquisition scenario, a number of high-quality elevation-data products can be created to serve a wide range of business uses in government and the private sector.
Thumbnail of money with budget text in blocks Budget - The USGS and its partners will acquire quality level 2 or better 3D light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IfSAR) data are being collected at quality level 5 in Alaska. The data will be acquired over an 8-year period and will be made available to the public. By using this acquisition scenario, a number of high-quality elevation-data products can be created to serve a wide range of business uses in government and the private sector.
Thumbnail of stack of pubs 3DEP Publications - The USGS and its partners will acquire quality level 2 or better 3D light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IfSAR) data are being collected at quality level 5 in Alaska. The data will be acquired over an 8-year period and will be made available to the public. By using this acquisition scenario, a number of high-quality elevation-data products can be created to serve a wide range of business uses in government and the private sector.

 

 


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