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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.

COVID 19 Data Resources

Overview:
The GeoCONOPS team is tracking trusted data resources significant in geospatially supporting the COVID 19 pandemic efforts. The page is being updated as more information becomes available. 
Agency: DHS
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: https://communities.geoplatform.gov/geoconops/covid-19-information/
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Current Water Data for the Nation

Overview:
USGS site providing access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites all over the United States. Includes real time data for stream gauges and rapidly deployed stream gauges valuable for flood information.
Agency: USGS
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

CUSEC Earthquake Maps and GIS Data

Overview:
Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) digitizes several map products to aid earthquake awareness and mitigation, response, and recovery planning.  Available map products and/or GIS data are are available for download.
Agency: CUSEC
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: http://cusec.org/earthquake-maps-data/
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

DC HSEMA Flood Stage Maps

Overview:
DC HSEMA modeled flood stage information using HAZUS and UCACE flood stage depth grids. Maps on AGOL are available and the data can be obtaining by contacting DC HSEMA. 
Agency:
Category: Geospatial Products
Unclassified URL: http://dcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=f0f3a0288eda4276a23a524747de0596
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Overview:
Order paper maps, charts, publications and digital media from the Defense Logistics Agency within the Department of Defense (DoD).
Agency: DLA
Category: Geospatial Products
Unclassified URL: http://www.dla.mil/HQ/InformationOperations/Offers/Products/LogisticsApplications/MapCatalog.aspx
Secret URL: http://www.dla.smil.mil/dscr/maps
Top Secret URL: N/A

EarthExplorer

Overview:
EarthExplorer provides access to the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center archive. The EROS archive is a comprehensive collection of land remote sensing data that spans more than 70 years for national coverage and more than 50 years for the world. A graphical user interface helps users define areas of interest by zip code, address, place name, or by creation a customized area on an interactive map. Current data collections include aerial photography, satellite imagery, elevation data, land cover products, and digitized maps as well as remotely sensed data for a variety of USGS projects and partners.
Agency: USGS
Category: Geospatial Imagery
Unclassified URL: http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) Direct to GIS

Overview:
Allows users to display, query, and download all available base editions of NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) data in a variety of GIS/CAD formats.
Agency: NOAA
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/data/gis-data-and-services.html#enc-direct-to-gis
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Emergency Assessment of Post-Fire Debris-Flow Hazards

Overview:
Wildfire can significantly alter the hydrologic response of a watershed to the extent that even modest rainstorms can produce dangerous flash floods and debris flows. The USGS conducts post-fire debris-flow hazard assessments for select fires in the Western U.S. We use geospatial data related to basin morphometry, burn severity, soil properties, and rainfall characteristics to estimate the probability and volume of debris flows that may occur in response to a design storm.
Agency: USGS
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: https://landslides.usgs.gov/hazards/postfire_debrisflow/
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Emergency Operations Portal

Overview:
The entry point to remotely sensed pre and post event data in support of disaster response from USGS. The Portal provides resources for the collection, storage and distribution of this data.
Agency: USGS
Category: Geospatial Imagery
Unclassified URL: https://www.usgs.gov/land-resources/hdds
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

Emergency Response Imagery

Overview:
The imagery posted on this site was acquired by the NOAA Remote Sensing Division to support NOAA homeland security and emergency response requirements. In addition, it will be used for ongoing research efforts for testing and developing standards for airborne digital imagery.
Agency: NOAA
Category: Geospatial Imagery
Unclassified URL: https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/
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Updated on May 18, 2020