3DEP was developed to respond to needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features.
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is issued to facilitate the collection of lidar and derived elevation
data for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP).
The BAA continues the USGS long-standing approach to elevation data acquisition through a combination of contracting through the USGS Geospatial Products and Services Contracts (GPSC) and partner acquisitions.
The BAA is meant to provide increased visibility to these existing processes for data acquisition partnerships to the broadest stakeholder community possible.