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National Geodetic Survey: a Quick Review of Products and Services

Presenter(s):  William (Bill) Stone

Abstract: The mission of NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is ‚Äúto define, maintain and provide access to the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) to meet our nation's economic, social, and environmental needs." This presentation will discuss various NGS tools, utilities, and data, all of which can be accessed via the NGS website.  Tools to be described include those that perform the following tasks: datasheet search and display, geoid computation, access to Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) observation data, GPS processing, coordinate conversion, datum transformation, survey mark recovery, access to remotely sensed imagery, and related tasks and computations. Included in the discussion will be information about other products, services, and information of interest to geospatial professionals, as well as the status of the NSRS modernization activities that will result in the 2022 replacement of NAD83 and NAVD88.

Key Takeaway: the available products and services of the National Geodetic Survey

Intended Audience: surveyors, GIS and other geo-professionals in need of access to geodetic data and tools

About the presenter(s):

William Stone is the Southwest Region Geodetic Advisor for NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS).  He assists the geospatial community throughout Arizona, New Mexico and Utah with proper use of the National Spatial Reference System.   Bill has been with NGS since 1989, and he holds a BA in Physics from Bowdoin College (ME) and an MS in Physical Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (CA). He previously worked for the Defense Mapping Agency and the Department of the Navy, and he lives in Santa Fe, NM.