Technical Information Center (TIC)

Thomas Vint and staff reviewing park master plans around a large table.
Early NPS Landscape Architect Thomas Vint and staff reviewing park Master Plans in the 1930s.

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The Technical Information Center (TIC) is the central servicewide information management system for all National Park Service (NPS) - generated planning, design and construction drawings and related technical documents. NPS scientific, cultural, and general reports are also collected.

It is the oldest and largest information system in the National Park Service. The center provides research, discovery, and archiving assistance to parks and regions. The integrated documents and records management system provides access to and retrieval of items within the collection. Thousands of documents from the collection are available on e-TIC online.

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Last updated: May 2, 2023