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FY 2015 Broad Agency Announcement Proposed Body of Work

First Round of lidar BAA Awards Released

The US Geological Survey National Geospatial Program is pleased to announce the first round of awards resulting from the USGS Broad Area Announcement (BAA) for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), initially issued on July 18, 2014. (Solicitation Number: G14PS00574). The BAA is a publicly accessible process to develop partnerships for the collection of light detection and ranging (lidar) and derived elevation data for 3DEP. 3DEP presents a unique opportunity for collaboration between all levels of government, to leverage the services and expertise of private sector mapping firms that acquire the data, and to create jobs now and in the future.

The USGS, along with other federal, state, local and private agencies, is establishing the collection program to respond to the growing needs for high-quality, three-dimensional mapping data of the United States. Current and accurate 3D elevation data are essential to help communities cope with natural hazards and disasters such as floods and landslides, support infrastructure, ensure agricultural success, strengthen environmental decision-making and bolster national security. Federal funds to support this opportunity were provided by the USGS, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The USGS is acting in a management role to facilitate planning and acquisition for the broader community, through the use of government contracts and partnership agreements.

3D Elevation Program - FY15 Broad Agency Announcement - Proposed Body of Work
The Fiscal Year 2015 Awards offered partnership funding to 29 proposals in 26 States and Territories. The FY15 body of work is expected to result in the influx of more than 95,000 square miles of public domain lidar point cloud data and derived elevation products into the 3DEP program.

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3DEP - FY15 BAA Project List

StatePrimary OfferorProject Size
(Square Miles)
Contracting MechanismProposed Acquisition
Actual Acquisition
Data available in
The National Map
ALAlabama Geographic Information Program Office2915QL2GPSCSpring 2015
AKMunicipality of Anchorage765QL2Cooperative Agreement April - Oct. 2015
AZPima Association of Governments2205QL2Cooperative AgreementSpring 2015
ARNorthwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission1015QL2GPSCFall/Winter 2015-16
CACounty of Los Angeles4215QL2Cooperative AgreementFall/Winter 2015-16
COState of Colorado, Governor's Office of Information Technology3335QL1/QL2GPSCFall/Winter 2015-16
FLMartin County Florida Board of County Commissioners545QL2Cooperative AgreementSpring 2015
FLOsceola County Office of Emergency Management1535QL2GPSCSpring 2015
FLSuwannee River Water Management District1525QL2Cooperative AgreementSpring 2015
KSKansas Department of Agriculture9515QL2Cooperative AgreementSpring 2015
LALouisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority3805QL2GPSCFall/Winter 2015-16
MEMaine Geolibrary2880QL2GPSCSpring 2015
MAMassachusetts Office of Geographic Information3090QL1/QL2GPSCSpring 2015
MIGratiot County Board of Commisioners;Gratiot County Drain Commission570QL2GPSCSpring 2015
MSMississippi USDA - NRCS10365QL2GPSCSpring 2015
MOCounty of Boone750QL2Cooperative AgreementSpring 2015
NEState of NE, NE Information Technology Commission GIS Council4485QL2GPSCFall/Winter 2015-16
NHNH Geological Survey2830QL2GPSCFall/Winter 2015-16
NJDelaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (PA,NJ); QSI3035*QL2GPSCSpring 2015
NMNM Department of Information Technology, NM Geospatial Advisory Committee3865QL2GPSCFall/Winter 2015-16
NYNY State Office of Information Technology Services, GIS Program Office1840QL2Cooperative AgreementFall/Winter 2015-16
OROregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI)4805QL1/QL2Cooperative AgreementApril - Oct. 2015
PADelaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (PA,NJ); QSI3035*QL2GPSCSpring 2015
PRCommonwealth of Puerto Rico Planning Board1795QL2GPSCFall/Winter 2015-16
TNState of Tennessee, Department of Finance and Administration11910QL2GPSCSpring 2015
VTVermont Center for Geographic Information; VT lidar Initiative780QL2GPSCFall/Winter 2015-16
VAVirginia Department of Environmental Quality; University of Virginia1190QL2GPSCSpring 2015
WILincoln County Land Services905QL2GPSCSpring 2015
WIOneida County Land Information (Oneida and Vilas Counties)2250QL2Purchase Order2014
WIWisconsin Coastal Management Program 2525QL2Cooperative AgreementSpring 2015


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