ACRONYMS


ACS

Automated Cartographic System (USGS modernization program)

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

ASCS

Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, USDA


BLM

Bureau of Land Management, DOI


COE

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


DCW

Digital Chart of the World (DMA product)

DEM

Digital Elevation Model

DFAD

Digital Feature Analysis Data (DMA product)

DIGEST

Digital Geographic Information Exchange Standard

DLG

Digital Line Graph

DMA

Defense Mapping Agency

DOI

Department of the Interior

DOT

Department of Transportation

DPS

Digital Production System (DMA's modernization program)

DTED

Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DMA product)


EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ESDD

Earth Science Data Directory

EWRA

Emergency Wetlands Resources Act


FAA

Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. DOT

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FGCC

Federal Geodetic Coordinating Committee

FGDC

Federal Geographic Data Committee

FHWA

Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT

FICCDC

Federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on Digital Cartography



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Toward a Coordinated Spatial Data Infrastructure for the Nation ACRONYMS ACS Automated Cartographic System (USGS modernization program) ANSI American National Standards Institute ASCS Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, USDA BLM Bureau of Land Management, DOI COE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers DCW Digital Chart of the World (DMA product) DEM Digital Elevation Model DFAD Digital Feature Analysis Data (DMA product) DIGEST Digital Geographic Information Exchange Standard DLG Digital Line Graph DMA Defense Mapping Agency DOI Department of the Interior DOT Department of Transportation DPS Digital Production System (DMA's modernization program) DTED Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DMA product) EPA Environmental Protection Agency ESDD Earth Science Data Directory EWRA Emergency Wetlands Resources Act FAA Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. DOT FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency FGCC Federal Geodetic Coordinating Committee FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee FHWA Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT FICCDC Federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on Digital Cartography

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Toward a Coordinated Spatial Data Infrastructure for the Nation FIPS Federal Information Processing Standard FLIP Flight Information Product (DMA product) FSA Food Security Act FWS Fish and Wildlife Service, DOI GBF/DIME Geographic Base File/Dual Independent Map Encoding File GIS Geographic Information Systems GLIS Global Land Information System GNIS Geographic Names Information System GPS Global Positioning System GRIDS Geographic Resources Information and Data System (EPA system) ISDN Integrated-services networks ISO International Standards Organization IVHS Intelligent Vehicle-Highway System LRMP Land Records Management Program, North Carolina MARC MAchine Readable Cataloguing, Library of Congress MC&G Mapping, charting, and geodetic data (DMA) MSC Mapping Science Committee NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASS National Agricultural Statistical Service NAVD 88 North American Vertical Datum of 1988 NAWQA National Water-Quality Assessment (USGS program) NCGIA National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis NDCDB National Digital Cartographic Data Base NGDS National Geographic Data System NGRS National Geodetic Reference System NGS National Geodetic Survey, NOAA NISO National Information Standards Organization NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology NMD National Mapping Division, USGS NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce NREN National Research and Education Network NRI National Resource Inventory, SCS NSDI National Spatial Data Infrastructure NSF National Science Foundation OMB Office of Management and Budget PLSS Public Land Survey System (BLM) PSU Primary Sampling Units (SCS's NRI)

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Toward a Coordinated Spatial Data Infrastructure for the Nation QA/QC Quality assurance and quality control SCS Soil Conservation Service, USDA SCSD Street Centerline Spatial Data Bases SDTS Spatial Data Transfer Standard TIGER Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system (Bureau of the Census product) TVA Tennessee Valley Authority URISA Urban and Regional Information Systems Association USDA United States Department of Agriculture USFS U.S. Forest Service, USDA USGS United States Geological Survey, DOI USPS U.S. Postal Service VPF Vector Product Format WAIS Wide Area Information Servers

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