NRCS National Geospatial Development Center

The NGDC is a collaboration between the NRCS and WVU.


The National Geospatial Development Center (NGDC) supports the natural resource business needs of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service through the innovative use of GIS and other technology tools. We are responsible for the use, application, and integration of geo-technology tools to support and expand the efficient delivery of NRCS programs, with an emphasis on resource inventory and mapping activities. The center works closely with NRCS staff at field, state, and national offices, other federal agencies, university researchers, and the private sector to achieve these goals.

The NGDC is a collaboration of the NRCS and West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences. We are located in Morgantown, West Virginia. Our personnel include NRCS and WVU staff, contractors, and WVU undergraduate and graduate students.


News for September 2009
The Soil Survey Division-NGDC sponsored JTX Workshop
The Soil Survey Division-NGDC sponsored a JTX Workshop (“Introduction to Job Tracking (JTX) for ArcGIS”, August 11-13, 2009 in Ft. Worth, TX). JTX was developed out of disaster-relief needs (NIMA following 9/11) for a workflow management tool that directly supported GIS operations and has since developed into a fully functional management and job-tacking application used for GIS intensive operations.