Geodetic State Advisor Program
The Geodetic State Advisor program instructs local surveyors and state and municipal agencies on how to use and preserve the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). The NSRS provides the foundation for transportation, navigation, and communication; mapping and charting; and a multitude of scientific and engineering applications. The program provides a liaison between the NOAA National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and the host state, with an NGS employee residing in the state to guide and assist the state's geodetic, charting, surveying, remote sensing, and land information system programs in the Pacific region. The advisor program is designed to meet the need for accurate local surveys and to help states meet federal surveying standards and specifications.
The NOAA Pacific Services Center's Pacific region geodetic advisor assisted with the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) in a variety of applications:
For more information on NOAA's Geodetic Advisor program, visit www.ngs.noaa.gov.