Training Materials

The NSDI Online Training Initiative page includes information about the online training development effort and provides direct access to the online lessons included in the training materials below.

NSDI Training Program Curriculum & Materials


NSDI Training Curriculum


Figure: NSDI Curriculum Overview

National Spatial Data Infrastructure

Geospatial One-Stop Portal

NSDI Clearinghouse Network

Geospatial Metadata

Geospatial Web Services

NSDI Standards

NSDI Framework Data Themes

Federal Partnership Opportunities

Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP)

Fifty States Initiative

Geospatial Business Planning

Introduction to Geospatial Business Planning

NSDI Stakeholders' Training Materials

The following NSDI training materials were developed by NSDI Stakeholders

Geospatial Metadata

Virginia Geospatial Extension Program

USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure

USGS Geology Division

Northern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC)

Westat, Inc and Global View Team - produced with support from the NSDI Coorperative Agreements Program

NSDI Standards

National Hydrographic Data (NHD) Standard

National Vegetation Classification (NVC) Standard

US National Grid (USNG) Standard

Online training materials produced by Delta State University with support from the NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program

North Carolina USNG Workshop Materials produced by the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCCGIA) with support from the NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program

  • Introduction to the U.S. National Grid (version 20090915)
    • – a compressed (200 MB zip) file including lesson plans, presentations, NC GIS map templates and base datasets for three UTM zones in NC.