United States National Grid & Mapping Information

FEMA in a May 28, 2009 memorandum; Near Term Priorities for Disaster Operations Directorate (PDF 3.3Mb) . This memo includes; Establish a standard for FEMA operational maps using the US National Grid System - this will help improve the effectiveness and standardize and streamline operations.

US National Grid Executive Summary and Information Paper (0.8Mb) Note: When printing, set "Page Scaling" to "Fit to printer margins"

Download a copy of the US National Grid standard FGDC-STD-011-2001 (1Mb)

Catastrophic Incident Search and Rescue Addendum to the National Search and Rescue Manual, Version 1.1 of Aug 2008, see Geo-referencing, pp 64 – 71. (2.7Mb) Delta State University's Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technology USNG efforts.

A Local Map National Depository (LMND) is being organized for locally produced street atlases designed around the USNG and 8.5x11 inch paper. These are available through the USGS Emergency Operations portal. Anyone can download these and print them on widely available printers. The entire atlas can be printed or just the front index page and selected map pages.

USGS topographic map and downloader portal

See the emerging ESRI Flex Viewer and its growing USNG capabilities. (Hint: You can turn on the USNG capabilities from within the cube icon.)

US National Grid reference map over the US. (1.93Mb)

US&R Central Division

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