National GIS Program: The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program assists all levels of the National Park Service by providing the expertise needed to use GIS in support of research, planning and operational decision-making, and by coordinating geospatial asset use and management throughout the NPS.
Cultural Resources GIS: The mission of the National Park Service Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) Facility is to institutionalize the use of GIS, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Remote Sensing technologies in historic preservation within the National Park system as well as with State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPO).
Inventory and Monitoring GIS: The I&M GIS group helps manage the collection, analysis, and distribution of network, NPS, and geospatial data.
Land Resources Division: The Land Resources Division guides and supports the land acquisition program for the National Park Service. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service (NPS) has served as the ultimate caretaker of America's most valuable natural and cultural resources, while providing for public use and enjoyment of those resources.
Park Specific GIS
Many parks throughout the Park Service utilize GIS for their own projects and programs. Below are a few examples of parks and their work with GIS.
Acadia National Park, Maine
Denali National Park & Preserve, Alaska
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Alaska
Yosemite National Park, California
Last updated: April 22, 2021