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GPS Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conducts research and develops applications of GPS technology in support of USDA agency missions and activities.
  • Integrates GPS with cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems as a function of the Geospatial Line of Business.
  • Promotes the use of GPS for precision agriculture, sustaining natural resources, fire protection and suppression, and supporting implementation of the Farm Bill.

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Point of Contact

Doug Lawrence
Deputy Chief, Soil Survey and Resource Assessment
Natural Resources Conservation Service
(202) 690-4616

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