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, 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.
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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.