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GeoData and GeoProducts

This section of the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS) is intended to assist the community with searching, discovering, acquiring, and exploiting geospatial information and products to support Homeland Security/Defense missions and National Preparedness (Prevent, Protect, Mitigate, Response, and Recover).

  • Geospatial Information– The term geospatial information means graphical or digital data depicting natural or manmade physical features, phenomena, or boundaries of the earth and any information related thereto, including surveys, maps, charts, remote sensing data, and images “Public Law 108-458, 17DEC04”.
  • Geospatial Products - Geospatial products are created to aid Homeland Security Missions and Support National Preparedness; and can be generally categorized into the following two broad categories:
    • Standard Products: Products that conform to a well-established format or business process such as reports, maps, imagery, derived products, and vector information. These products can be one, or many layers of geographic data (i.e. vegetation, weather, and critical infrastructure), remote sensing data, map backgrounds, and/or intelligence information to aid in decision making and mission planning, rehearsal, and execution.
    • Specialized Products: Specialized products provide the same level of value, but are created using less formal formats and business processes. These products are usually tailored for a specific use and typically are shared as PDF, PowerPoint, and/or image files (.jpgs, .tif, etc). There are multiple agencies and organizations across all levels of government that produce, collect, or acquire geospatial information to support their mission requirements. Often times, geospatial information can be shared and utilized by other partners. To promote the re-use of existing geospatial information, this section of the HSE GeoCONOPS provides information on accessing existing geospatial information/products by Category, Agency, and Keyword.

3D Elevation Program (3DEP)

Overview:
The USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative responds to a growing need for high quality topographic data and a wide range of other three dimensional representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features. The primary goal is to collect enhanced elevation data in the form of Lidar data over the conterminous US, Hawaii, and the territories on an eight year schedule. This effort benefits flood risk management, agriculture, water supply, homeland security, renewable energy, aviation safety, and other areas.
Agency: USGS
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: https://www.usgs.gov/core-science-systems/ngp/3dep
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF)

Overview:
The mission of the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) is to make remote-sensing data accessible. The facility is part of the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. ASF downlinks, processes, archives, and distributes remote-sensing data to scientific users around the world. ASF promotes, facilitates, and participates in the advancement of remote sensing in order to support national and international Earth science research, field operations, and commercial remote-sensing applications that benefit society. ASF is committed to providing the highest quality data and services in a timely manner. In partnership with NASA.
Agency: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Category: Geospatial Imagery
Unclassified URL: https://www.asf.alaska.edu/
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Top Secret URL:

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Overview:
Department of Transportation (DOT) hub for accessing data pertaining to rail, aviation, roads, transit and marine transportation. Data downloads are available as shapefile, spreadsheet, and KML and feature services are also provided.
Agency: DOT
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: https://osav-usdot.opendata.arcgis.com/
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Census Bureau Data Mapper

Overview:
The Census Data Mapper is a web mapping application intended to provide users with a simple interface to view, save and print county-based demographic maps of the United States. The data are from the 2010 Census.
Agency: Census
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: https://datamapper.geo.census.gov/map.html
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Census TIGER Products

Overview:
Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) products are spatial extracts from the Census Bureau's MAF/TIGER database, containing features such as roads, railroads, rivers, as well as legal and statistical geographic areas. The Census Bureau offers several file types including shapefiles, geodatabases, and KMLs as well as an online mapping application.
Agency: Census
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: https://www.census.gov/geographies/mapping-files/time-series/geo/tiger-line-file.html
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) GIS Data Sources

Overview:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention make available public datasets in four topic areas; Public Health Resources, GIS Data, Social Determinants of Health Resources, and Environmental Health Data Resources. A few examples of what can be found in the links below include data on various diseases and conditions, as well as data on health behaviors, health resources, rural health, health indicators, mortality, and morbidity.
Agency: CDC
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: https://www.cdc.gov/gis/
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) GIS Map Gallery

Overview:
Links to maps created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Agency: CDC
Category: Geospatial Products
Unclassified URL: http://www.cdc.gov/gis/mapgallery/index.html
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Climate Data Online: Dataset Discovery

Overview:
NOAA Portal providing web mapping sites on climate data, web services in which agencies can use, and legacy applications.
Agency: NOAA
Category: Geospatial Products
Unclassified URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/datasets
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Coal Fields and Federal Lands of the Conterminous United States

Overview:
Interactive map, downloadable PDF, and data regarding coal in the US.
Agency: USGS
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1997/ofr-97-0461/
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Coastal Imagery Viewer

Overview:
NOAA provides geo-referenced oblique imagery of coastal areas in order to assess impacts to several NOS mission areas including navigation and coastal zone management as well as support other mission partners including other NOAA offices, USGS, USACE, and FEMA.
Agency: NOAA
Category: Geospatial Imagery
Unclassified URL: http://geodesy.noaa.gov/storm_archive/coastal/viewer/index.html
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A
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Updated on July 22, 2019