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NSPS attends TMAC meeting highlighting 3DEP

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On December 4 and 5, FEMA's Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) met in Arlington, Virginia. NSPS representative to the TMAC Wendy Lathrop attended both days (see attached report). NSPS lobbyist John "JB" Byrd attended December 4 when Vicki Lucas (pictured here), Chief of the Topographic Data Services Team for the National Geospatial Program of USGS, presented on The National Map and the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Lukas highlighted the November 2013 National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) report "FEMA Flood Mapping: Enhancing Coordination to Maximize Performance” included the following recommendation: "The Office of Management and Budget should use the 3DEP implementation plan for nationwide elevation data collection to guide the development of the President’s annual budget request.” NSPS has written to and testified before the Appropriations Committee in Congress in support of 3DEP. more

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