What Can the USGS Geospatial Product and Service Contract do For You?
This presentation will cover the Geospatial Product and Service Contract used to support data acquisition for the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). 3DEP supports the collection of enhanced elevation data over the United States. The program is focused on high-quality light detection and ranging (lidar) data for the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories and interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IfSAR) over Alaska. The program addresses mission-critical requirements for high-quality topographic data, leverages the capability and capacity of private industry mapping firms, and refreshes national elevation data holdings with new products and services.
The Geospatial Product and Service Contract (GPSC) is a USGS Architecture and Engineering (A&E) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract. The contract provides federal, state, and local government partners access to qualified private industry contractors for a diversity of remote sensing and GIS services. These include elevation data acquisition and processing (Lidar and IfSAR), hyperspectral imagery and orthoimagery acquisition and processing, 3rd party Quality Assurance, thematic mapping, land classification, land use, change detection, hydrography data collection, and special studies.
The workflow involved with partnering with USGS and utilizing the GPSC contract will be covered. These include partnership and funding agreements, development of costs estimates, development of project requirements, and contract management. The presentation will conclude on the benefits of GPSC and some example projects that focus on 3DEP data acquisition across the U.S.