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


Forest Visitor Maps Developed with PAD-US

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) manages huge areas of landscapes in our National Forest System. To support the mapping for these areas, particularly for visitor support, USGS manages FSTopo, their data and map production system. FSTopo takes advantage of PAD-US…

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Emergency Management Use of PAD-US, Department of the Interior

Flooding photo

The Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Interior Operations Center (IOC) enables DOI to better coordinate emergency actions. The Center relies upon the Interior Geospatial Emergency Management System (IGEMS) is a geospatial situational awareness mapping tool that any Interior employee can…

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Congressional Research Service Uses PAD-US

US Capitol Photo

PAD-US provides information for researchers in the federal government, including the the Congressional Research Service (CRS). CRS is a federal legislative branch agency under the Library of Congress, providing bipartisan support to U.S. representatives, senators, and committees through reports, briefings,…

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