Susan Carson Lambert, the executive director of Kentucky’s Office of Geographic Information will begin working with the USGS on February 4 to help develop The National Map. Lambert will provide education about The National Map and engage State and local government organizations in institutional arrangements that will move The National Map concept to reality. She will be based in Frankfort, Kentucky. The National Map is a new perspective on geographic base information that is up-to-date, current, and nationally consistent. Changes will be captured in near real time. The USGS seeks creative partnerships with other public, private, and nonprofit organizations to achieve these goals.