National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) Portfolio

An NGDA is defined as a geospatial dataset that has been designated by the FGDC Steering Committee and meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Used by multiple agencies or with agency partners such as State, Tribal and local governments;
  • Applied to achieve Presidential priorities as expressed by OMB;
  • Required to meet shared mission goals of multiple Federal agencies; or
  • Expressly required by statutory mandate

Together, these datasets comprise the NGDA Portfolio. The table below contains the official list of NGDA with a link to the metadata on Data.gov and GeoPlatform.gov, a link to their associated Theme, and the lead agency responsible for the NGDA. Below this table is a table of Retired or Changed NGDA.

For questions about NGDA, please contact the NGDATeam@fgdc.gov.

Note: Data.gov and GeoPlatform.gov links manually verified on July 13, 2020. 

NGDA Portfolio

The table below lists NGDA that have been retired or significantly changed since the original 177 NGDA were established in 2014.

Retired or Changed NGDA

*Framework Theme: The framework themes of NGDA data are those that are produced and used by most organizations. Various surveys indicate that they are required by a majority of users, form a critical foundation for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and have widespread usefulness. A cooperative approach to producing and sharing these common data benefits most organizations that use geographic data.

Updated on August 4, 2020