A Resource for the Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US)

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Improving Federal Highway Data with PAD-US

Image of a national scenic byway

If you’re a federal agency managing the nation’s highway system, it’s important to understand exactly which highways pass over federally owned lands. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is comparing PAD-US and federal highway data from the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) as a pilot project to explore alternatives that reduce data gaps in HPMS

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Wildfire Management Uses PAD-US

Fighting wildfires requires access to lots of geospatial information, which is used to plan and direct on the ground responses, determine responsibility areas (federal vs. state, etc.), track historical information for analysis, etc.  PAD-US data is a crucial part of…

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