Implementing the Standard for the U.S. National Grid

The North Carolina Geographic Information Coordinating Council adopted the US  National Grid as a state standard in 2007. The project team advanced the implementation  of the USNG by further developing training and outreach materials and custom files for  GIS users in North Carolina. Outreach included four workshops, two for GIS and two for non-GIS participants, presentations at two conferences (property mapping specialists and  GIS users), a two-day "train-the-trainer" workshop led by Talbot Brooks for GIS users and their emergency management counterparts, and a webinar for the National States Geographic Information Council. Workshops emphasized hands-on practice in reading a map with US National Grid. Workshop handouts included a CD with custom GIS files and maps. Project collaborators expanded their online resources since the beginning of the project, and the team customized online resources available through Workshop participants and project partners expanded their practical applications of USNG. At the completion of the project, one city had adopted USNG as a city standard, four cities had completed or drafted USNG atlases, three counties had atlases produced by Delta State University, and North Carolina had a master address dataset with USNG as the unique identifier for 4.7 million address points.

Final Report (PDF)  -- Training Materials (201 MB ZIP file)

Interim Report (PDF)

Project Introduction Presentation  (PDF)

Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (CGIA)
North Carolina Geographic Information Coordinating Council (GICC)


Zsolt Nagy (retired September 2009)

Other contacts:

Jeff Brown, Project Manager,CGIA (contact info updated September 2009)

Tom Tribble

David Giordano