USDA-National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to Share Geospatial Collaboration Successes with TerraGo® GeoPDF® at Esri Federal GIS Conference

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Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 -- Kent Peña, GIS coordinator with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will provide an overview of his agency’s initiative to aid farmers and protect the environment through the use of TerraGo® software and GeoPDF® maps and imagery at the Esri Federal GIS conference, Feb. 22-24, 2011 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Peña’s presentation, entitled Leveraging GeoPDFs to Benefit Farmers and Protect the Environment, will detail NRCS’ need to enable farmers, ranchers, agronomists and others working or studying the land to easily see soil properties and nutrient spreading restrictions. The presentation will address how NRCS uses TerraGo software to create portable, interactive and intelligent GeoPDF maps and imagery that can be used by anyone, anywhere to update and share geospatial information. Peña’s presentation is part of a larger session entitled Managing Secured Geodatabase Collections at 3:15– 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.

The NRCS strives to protect and conserve the country’s soil quality. This effort includes maintaining a large database of geospatial information comprised of status maps, aerial photography, orthophotography and soil digital spatial data services.

“The NRCS needed to share large amounts of land management information with farmers who did not have sophisticated GIS or expertise,” said Peña. “Since implementing TerraGo GeoPDF technology, we have produced more than 100,000 maps and our users have increased their access to the online mapping system- up to more than 3,000 times per month during Wisconsin’s peak season.”

Immediately prior to Peña’s address, TerraGo will host its Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 room 306 with TerraGo CEO Rick Cobb and other senior executives providing updates about the company, customer successes and introduction to the new v.6 of TerraGo PublisherTM for ArcGIS, ComposerTM and ToolbarTM products, as well as TerraGo SDK v.3.1. 
ESRI Federal GIS Conference attendees visiting TerraGo booth 501 will be able to experience hands-on demonstrations of how to use v.6 software to produce, interact with and share 2D and 3D GeoPDF maps and imagery.

“TerraGo geospatial collaboration software and GeoPDF solutions easily integrate into and are complementary to the Esri ArcGIS workflow,” said Richard McKay, senior vice president, sales for TerraGo. “Case studies such as USDA-NRCS confirm that TerraGo solutions increase the use of organizations’ geospatial products and enable their customers to be more productive. We look forward to sharing this success story and how the newest release will benefit the Esri federal user community.”

The Esri Federal GIS Conference is the largest geospatial technology event for federal agencies. The conference brings together over 2,700 attendees for three days of intensive learning and networking. TerraGo is an Esri Gold Partner.

About TerraGo Technologies 
TerraGo Technologies geospatial collaboration software and GeoPDF maps and imagery are among the most widely adopted solutions to produce, access, update and share geospatial information and applications with anyone, anywhere. TerraGo solutions enable enterprises to extend, exchange and exploit geo-referenced maps, imagery, audio, video and other intelligence in connected or offline environments. Trusted by government agencies and businesses worldwide, TerraGo solutions increase the use of geospatial data throughout and between enterprises and the return on geospatial investment through greater organizational efficiency, productivity and responsiveness. Founded in 2005, TerraGo is privately held and is an In-Q-Tel portfolio company. For more information, visit

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