U.S. Geological Survey (USGS): 3DEP and the National Geospatial Program
Description: The National Geospatial Program (NGP) within the United States Geological Survey provides the digital geospatial foundation in the United States as their National Mapping Organization. The NGP oversees the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), an initiative to accelerate the rate of 3D Elevation Data collection across the Nation. Dr. Tischler will speak on the current status of 3DEP and other news from the NGP during this lunchtime seminar. Anyone who works with data or systems maintained by the USGS will find this to be an interesting discussion. No RSVP required.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Michael Tischler is the Director of the National Geospatial Program (NGP) at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The NGP is the component of the USGS responsible for designing, planning, and executing the national topographic mapping program. Dr. Tischler provides management oversight and direction to the NGP including The National Map, the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, the 3D Elevation Program, the National Hydrography Dataset, the US Topo Map Series, and geospatial data and information in response to natural disasters. Dr. Tischler also serves as the Department of the Interior representative to the Domestic Names Committee of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Dr. Tischler earned his B.S. in Soil Science from North Dakota State University (2000), his M.S. in Soil and Water Science from the University of Florida (2003), and his Ph.D in Earth Systems and GeoInformation Science at George Mason University.
- Thursday, January 16, 2020
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- CATalyst Studios - Data Studio
- Main Library