Updated Public 3DEP Project Collector Tool – Invitation to submit FY18 Public 3DEP Areas of Interests (AOIs) to Seasketch

The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) continues to utilize the NOAA sponsored Seasketch:  U.S. Federal Mapping Coordination – A Demonstration Site for Federal Mapping Data Acquisition Coordination) site for planning, coordinating partnerships, and tracking elevation data acquisition projects.  The system supports the maintenance and publishing of

  • Mapping Priorities: Needs, Requirements
  • Planned and Ongoing Mapping Projects
  • Existing Data

USGS anticipates funding another round of projects through the USGS Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for 3DEP in FY18.  The FY18 BAA is expected to be released through grants.gov and FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov) in early August 2017.  Public webinars to share details and answer questions on the FY18 release will be held in mid August 2017; details on these and other coordination and outreach opportunities will be posted on http://nationalmap.gov/3DEP/.

Federal, State and Local stakeholders are actively utilizing Seasketch to identify areas of overlapping interest in preparation for the upcoming BAA.  3DEP invites you to utilize the updated Public 3DEP Project Collector Tool to enter new areas of interest (AOIs) under consideration for acquisition in the next 1 to 3 years.  Please note this Public Collector Tool is for non-federal agencies to submit their project AOIs.

Should you have any problems utilizing the updated Public 3DEP Project Collector Tool please contact Diana Thunen (dthunen@usgs.gov).  General questions regarding the 3DEP Program may be submitted to 3dep@usgs.gov.  General questions regarding the BAA may be submitted to gs_baa@usgs.gov.


Carol Ostergren
Drew Decker


Drew Decker
National Map Liaison
U.S. Geological Survey
4165 Spruance Road
San Diego, CA 92101
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