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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.

USGS GIS Data

Overview:
Maps, Imagery, and Publications
Agency: USGS
Category: Geospatial Data/Imagery
Unclassified URL: https://www.usgs.gov/products/data-and-tools/gis-data
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

USGS Water Services

Overview:
The USGS water services site provides web services of data allowing users to easily bring USGS water data into their own web mapping systems. Services are invoked with REST protocol. 
Agency: USGS
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: https://waterservices.usgs.gov/
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A

VIIRS Floodwater Fraction Map Products

Overview:
VIIRS Flood Water Fraction maps daily published daily. This is a composite flood extent that saves the max water fraction percentages over a moving window of 5 days to improve obscuration due to cloud cover.
Agency: FEMA
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: https://fema.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8332b01063a949399ba846e93e6ee26f
Secret URL:
Top Secret URL:

Web Soil Survey

Overview:
Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world.
Agency: USDA
Category: Geospatial Data
Unclassified URL: http://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/App/HomePage.htm
Secret URL: N/A
Top Secret URL: N/A
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Updated on October 9, 2020