National Geospatial Center of Excellence (
National Geospatial Center of Excellence
National Geospatial Center of Excellence (NGCE) has long been respected for the quality of maps it produces to support various Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) projects and programs. In addition to producing maps, NGCE is a major distributor of geospatial data to support NRCS, National, State and local field needs. NGCE strives to:
- Optimize and standardize geospatial data and related technology and services.
- Perform geospatial governance - the coordination necessary to guide the evolution of geospatial data and services.
- Enhance geospatial planning and investment - capture business requirements and translate those into business processes, and identify investments necessary to meet the Agency’s geospatial business needs.
The mission of the National Geospatial Center of Excellence (NGCE) (formerly National Cartography and Geospatial Center) is to provide the USDA NRCS with technical leadership and expertise in geosciences: mapping science, cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), aerial photography, remote sensing and global position systems (GPS), elevation and imagery data, natural resources data, and geospatial technology. The NGCE provides accessible, up-to-date, authoritative, and trusted geospatial data and valued-added geospatial services based on the best geosciences.
National Geospatial Center of Excellence Document (PDF, 3MB)
Delivering geospatial business solutions—The NGCE supports the mission by preparing and implementing geospatial standards and developing effective applications using geospatial technologies.