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Communities and Agencies Pathway

Community BannerHere, you will be able to discover Communities that feature geospatial data, maps (galleries), webmaps, and applications recommended or developed by the community to help understand or address their particular issue of topic. Through this pathway, you will also have access to agency-specific pages that provide users with access to geospatial data, services, and applications developed by that agency.
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Here you'll find resources on a wide range of topics and the opportunity to share your interests and passions with others. We're building new communities all the time so come back often and join the conversation!

Featured Communities Resources

Here you'll find the most recently added resources on a wide range of Community and Agency topics. We're building new resources and communities all the time so come back often and join the conversation!

  • Geospatial Data Search - Search the geospatial catalog for relevent data to be used in your applications, maps and tools.
  • GeoPlatform Climate Resources - Find data and tools related to climate change and its impacts that can help inform, prepare, and strengthen America’s communities. This resource area is focused on providing easy access to data and resources related to coastal flooding, sea level rise, and their impacts.
  • (New!) FGDC Address Standard Wiki - Explore the newly integrated Adresss Standard Wiki! This community resource is a web-based collaboration area for development, review, and discussion of the United States Street, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard. To access, you must submit a request to to get a Wiki user account.
  • Geospatial Interoperability Reference Architecture (GIRA)A governance and oversight framework to guide the acquisition, management and development decisions for geospatial technical architectures across government.
  • Community Core Bundle (CCB)The Community Core Bundle (CCB) is the starting point for creating specialized content by GeoPlatform partners, such as A-16 NGDA Theme managers and other FGDC-affiliated agencies and communities-of-interest.  

Federal Agency Communities

Current agency communities available on can be accessed below.

Homeland Security GeoCONOPS
World-Wide Human Geography Data (WWHGD) Working Group

Featured News and Events Catalog Service for the Web (CSW)

The GeoPlatform team continues to support the availability of open standards compliant catalog web services supporting and