The Florida USNG GIS Data Model website

Learn about the USNG GIS Data Model. Explore Features and Methodology.

In an effort to assist expediting the implementation of USNG throughout Florida and the United States, we are sharing the information from the About page on the website below.

The USNG-GIS.ORG: Mission

GIS offices around the state are grappling with similar mapping challenges such as irregular and changing geographic areas, complex visualizations, data archival, and privacy concerns. Many of Florida’s cities and counties duplicate work efforts regarding demographics and census data.

Our goal is to assist Florida state and local governments in their GIS work by demonstrating the advantages of the United States National Grid (USNG) GIS Data Model. This model allows for high-resolution data of all types, improved visualizations, improved analysis, and easy data transfer between agencies.

Our mission is to provide a platform to assist Florida government agencies in their GIS duties. We demonstrate a GIS data structure that works at multiple scales. We provide starter datasets of basic population data, land use, and land cover so that GIS practitioners can begin testing these ideas for themselves.

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