3D Elevation Program (3DEP) Public Webinars

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) to provide the first-ever national baseline of consistent high-resolution elevation data – both bare earth and 3D point clouds – collected in a time-frame of less than a decade.

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

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 was held on 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.

Public webinar materials available below:


Presentation Slides | Presentation Slides & Transcript | FAQs as of September 6, 2019


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 September 12, 2019