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NFA signs letter in support of the USGS 3D Elevation Program

From: John Byrd
Date: Fri, Apr 24, 2020
Subject: USGS 3DEP -- Coalition letter support (52 cosigners) for FY2021 funding

3DEP Coalition Partners:

Good morning. Thanks to everyone's support!

Please find the attached 3DEP Coalition letters signed by 52 organizations supportive of USGS 3DEP [] funding in FY2021, and sent this morning to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, respectively.

The request stated in the letters: "As you develop FY 2021 appropriations, we ask for your support for the USGS recommendation to provide $146 million to 3DEP, as requested by John Palatiello, on behalf of the 3DEP Coalition, in his testimony before the Subcommittee on February 6."

52 Cosigners:

Air Medical Operators Association

ALERT Users Group

Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies

American Bankers Association

American Council of Engineering Companies

American Geosciences Institute

American Institute of Professional Geologists

American Petroleum Institute

American Property Casualty Insurance Association

American Public Works Association

American Society for Horticultural Science

American Society of Agronomy

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

American Water Resources Association

American Water Works Association

Association of American State Geologists

Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Association of State Floodplain Managers

Association of State Wetland Managers

Center for Data Innovation

Council of State Community Development Agencies

Crop Science Society of America

Geospatial Equipment & Technology Institute

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

U.S. Council, International Association of Emergency Managers

International Code Council

Interstate Council on Water Policy

Irrigation Association

Land Improvement Contractors of America

NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association

National Agricultural Aviation Association

National Apartment Association

National Association of Development Organizations

National Association of REALTORS®

National EMS Pilots Association

National Flood Association

National Ground Water Association

National Hydrologic Warning Council

National Hydropower Association

National Multifamily Housing Council

National Society of Professional Surveyors

National States Geographic Information Council

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

National Wildlife Federation

Rural & Agriculture Council of America

Society for Range Management

Society of Economic Geologists

Soil and Water Conservation Society

Soil Science Society of America

U.S. Geospatial Executives Organization


Thanks for your consideration

John "JB" Byrd

3DEP Coalition & [] & State-by-State Fact Sheets []

March 2020 House Letter to House Appropriations Committee (36 Cosigners) []

March 2020 Senate Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee (13 Cosigners) []

February 2020 Coalition Testimony Before House Appropriations Committee []

November 2019 -- USGS 3DEP PPT Update []

All of this elevation data is publicly available on 3 different websites:

1) GeoPlatform [] run by DOI;

2) The National Map [] run by USGS; and

3) Amazon cloud service options following a recent deal [] with USGS.


USGS 3DEP Coalition Letter (1)

USGS 3DEP Coalition Letter (2)

3DEP Status Map