Publicly Accessible US Elevation Mapping Gains New Federal Partners
The U.S. Interagency Elevation Inventory has gained more support with the addition of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently jumping onboard.
These groups join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in maintaining an inventory where users can see the extent of data sets on a map. They can also determine information such as the date of collection and quality level. In addition, either a point of contact or, when available, a link to download the data and metadata is provided.
The U.S. Interagency Elevation Inventory provides an important central location for accessing information about high-resolution topographic and bathymetric data sets. The new partners will help update the inventory with publicly available, high-accuracy elevation data sets for the U.S. and its territories.
The inventory supports the 3-D Elevation Program and the Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping effort. It is provided to the public via NOAA’s Digital Coast. This resource was last updated in March 2015.
For additional information, visit the newly redesigned viewer at www.coast.noaa.gov/inventory.