3D Elevation Program (3DEP) Public Webinars

in preparation for the August 2019 release of the

USGS FY19/20 Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation Program (3DEP)

Data Acquisition Partnership Opportunities


3DEP First-ever Baseline goal

The goal of 3DEP is to complete acquisition of nationwide lidar (IfSAR in AK) in 8 years to provide the first-ever national baseline of consistent high-resolution elevation data – both bare earth and 3D point clouds – collected in a timeframe of less than a decade.

What is 3DEP Goal

The primary goal of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is to systematically collect 3D elevation data in the form of light detection and ranging (lidar) data for the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, with data acquired over an 8-year period. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IfSAR) data is being acquired for Alaska, where cloud cover and remote locations preclude the use of lidar in much of the State. 

The annual Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a competitive solicitation issued to facilitate the collection of lidar and derived elevation data for the 3D Elevation Program. Federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, academic institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit proposals. The 3DEP public webinars introduced this opportunity to the broadest stakeholder community possible and provided a forum for interested parties to discuss elevation data collection needs of mutual interest that could be addressed by a coordinated investment.

Public Webinar Information

USGS Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for 3DEP FY20 National Webinar – August 7, 2019 1:00 PM EST

The USGS hosts a public webinar each year to introduce the BAA opportunity to the broadest stakeholder community possible and to provide a summary of the application process.  As space is limited, registration is required and will be accepted on a first come basis. The public webinar for the FY20 BAA will be held August 7, 2019.  More information can be found on the FY19/20 Broad Agency Announcement web page.  The USGS appreciates your interest and involvement in the 3DEP program.

Webinar Topic – Notice of Upcoming 3DEP Public Acquisition Opportunity

  • August 7, 2019: Register here | Presentation (TBD) | Q&A (TBD)

For Further Information Contact: gs_baa@usgs.gov

Supplementary Information: The BAA is issued under the provisions of FAR Part 35. Proposals selected for eventual award are considered to be the result of full and open competition and in full compliance with the provision of Public Law 98-369, “The Competition in Contracting Act of 1984” and subsequent amendments. For additional information on the 3DEP program https://www.usgs.gov/3dep

Updated on August 12, 2019