USGS 3D Elevation Program and 3D Nation
The National Map elevation data theme is supported by the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). 3DEP's goal is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data for the nation over a multi-year period. A new round of 3DEP funds is expected to be made available later this year. The 3DEP Broad Agency Announcement will allow local, state, Tribal, educational, and other organizations to partner with USGS and other federal agencies to acquire new lidar data. 3D Nation is a major new study in conjunction with 3DEP as the program progresses toward national elevation coverage. The study will document and refine the requirement and benefits of mission critical needs that use 3D elevation data. 3D Nation expands to seek input on inland, nearshore, and offshore bathymetry needs and to help direct the program as initial coverage across the country is completed. This presentation will provide an update on 3DEP and 3D Nation for Arizona, include details on submitting proposals for funding.