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Geospatial Technology

Geospatial Technology

Staff Contact:
Bob Capezza, GIS Specialist
Phone:(318) 473-7740
Fax: (318) 473-7771

 WRP Application Mapping Standards for NRCS Field Offices

Purpose is to provide the field offices training and the process to create a WRP application map through Toolkit.

The following document requires Adobe Acrobat.

Preliminary Restoration Plan Guidance (PDF; 4.9 MB)

Accessing GIS Data Layers in Customer Service Toolkit

The purpose of this data layer is to provide the field offices a more efficient way to access and view ancillary GIS layers from the geodata server.

The following document requires Adobe Acrobat.

New!  GIS Data Layers for NRCS Field Offices - Updated July 19, 2011 (PDF; 11.9 MB)

Utilizing LIDAR

The document below provides step-by-step instructions on how to use LIDAR and draw contours.

The following document requires Adobe Acrobat.

USING LIDAR Part 1 - Creating Color Coded Elevation Maps (PDF; 3.6 MB)


Geospatial Data Structure in Service Centers

USDA has implemented a Service Center Geospatial Dataset filing standard.  The scope of this standard is to define the directory and file naming conventions for the geospatial dataset collection (physical repository of data) that resides at a Service Center. The 'Standard for Geospatial Dataset File Naming' listed below is the official document outlining geodata file naming conventions.

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat.

Geodata Presentation (PDF; 433 KB)

Standard for Geospatial Dataset File Naming (PDF; 140 KB)