Data Acquisition through the Geospatial Product and Services Contract
Track: National Mapping
Authors: Kathryn Yoder
This presentation examines the process the USGS’s National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) uses to acquire data through the Geospatial Product and Services Contract (GPSC). It will provide an overview of the GPSC with a focus on lidar acquisition, and discuss the various phases of contracting such as planning, acquisition, and the resulting products from awarded task orders. Finally, a synopsis of the data’s incorporation into the NED in support of 3DEP will be provided.