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The National Map

As one of the cornerstones of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Geospatial Program (NGP), The National Map is a collaborative effort among the USGS and other Federal, state, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. It has many uses ranging from recreation to scientific analysis to emergency response. The National Map is easily accessible for display on the Web, as products, and as downloadable data. The geographic information available from The National Map includes orthoimagery (aerial photographs), elevation, geographic names, hydrography, boundaries, transportation, structures, and land cover. Other types of geographic information can be added to create specific types of maps. Of major importance, The National Map currently is being transformed to better serve the geospatial community.

TheNationalMap2.0 Tactical Plan - "Toward The (Integrated) National Map"

This tactical plan is primarily for use as an internal document to guide The National Map program for the next two fiscal years. The document is available to the public because of widespread interest in The National Map. The National Map Tactical Plan is a dynamic, working document. Your comments and suggestions are welcome at:

The National Map Tactical Performance Planning Summary for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009 (Coming Soon)

This Tactical Performance Planning Summary for The National Map shows the performance goals for The National Map for the next two fiscal years.

The National Map Product and Services Directory

This product and services directory lists each of the product and service families for The National Map.

Some or all of these reports are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF); the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar software is required to view it. Download the latest version of Acrobat Reader, free of charge or go to for free tools that allow visually impaired users to read PDF files.

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