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NSPS attends Mapping Science Committee workshop on elevation data for NFIP

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NSPS lobbyist John "JB" Byrd attended a recent workshop in Washington, DC focused on new applications and benefits for cities using enhanced elevation data, mainly through LIDAR data collection as part of FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Organized by the Mapping Science Committee of the National Academies of Science, JB briefed the attendees on the funding status of the USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), complementing the leadership of USGS, as well ongoing efforts to promote greater awareness in Congress. more

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