Defining Technology Operational Readiness for the 3D Elevation Program—A Plan for Investment, Incubation, and Adoption

Open-File Report 2020-1015
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Abstract

The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is an acquisition strategy that uses data from commercial remote sensing technologies to create three-dimensional maps of the United States and U.S. territories. Currently, light detection and ranging and interferometric synthetic aperture radar are the two commercial technologies being used to provide three-dimensional information to meet the program’s operational requirements. This is because there is not a well-established process for vendors of new and novel instruments to know when and how 3DEP will accept their technologies into the 3DEP portfolio. The purpose of this plan is to provide a strategy and rules for communication between 3DEP and commercial partners interested in proposing their modalities for use in the program. To accomplish this, 3DEP will also consider how it invests in new technologies and how it disseminates data to and categorizes data for the broader community and the public.

Suggested Citation

Stoker, J.M., 2020, Defining technology operational readiness for the 3D Elevation Program—A plan for investment, incubation, and adoption: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1015, 7 p., https://doi.org/ 10.3133/ ofr20201015.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The 3D Elevation Program Operational Readiness Levels
  • Maturation/Gates
  • Implementation Plan—Next Steps
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Defining technology operational readiness for the 3D Elevation Program—A plan for investment, incubation, and adoption
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2020-1015
DOI 10.3133/ofr20201015
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston VA
Contributing office(s) National Geospatial Program
Description iv, 7 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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