Michael Tischler

Director National Geospatial Program, US Geological Survey

Dr. Tischler provides management oversight and direction to the NGP including The National Map, the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, the 3D Elevation Program, the National Hydrography Dataset, the US Topo Map Series, research activities performed at the Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS), and geospatial data and information in response to natural disasters. Dr. Tischler also serves as the Department of the Interior representative to the Domestic Names Committee of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Prior to joining the USGS, Dr. Tischler worked as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Geospatial Research Laboratory in Alexandria, VA providing strategic and technical oversight to a variety of basic and applied geospatial research projects.

11:40 - 12:00

April 28th Conference Day One

Federal Data as an Asset for Infrastructure in the 2022 Budget: What Exists, and What Gaps are Important?

USGS presents a short overview of the geography of infrastructure projects funded by 2022 Budget, including what Federal data are present and what are absent, and what potential impacts from hazards or climate change might occur.


Michael Tischler, National Geospatial Program, US Geological Survey 

Jonathan Stock, Director, National Innovation Center, US Geological Survey