As the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Steward for the USGS National Hydrography Dataset, SFEI has been working with National and State USGS NHD representatives to coordinate local updates of the NHD through identification of local need, development of local partnerships, training sessions, and documentation development. SFEI also tests existing USGS methodologies and GIS tools, reports findings and recommends modifications. SFEI will continue to further local partnerships and updates of the NHD, while also focusing on refinement of mapping methodology, cost estimates and quality control documentation to assist in efforts to define the State Stewardship role.
2011 to 2012
Programs and Focus Areas:
Environmental Informatics Program
Geographic Information Systems
Wetland Monitoring & Assessment