Geospatial Standard Operating Procedures of the Chesapeake Bay Program

Open-File Report 2023-1007
Prepared in cooperation with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
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The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has operated a geographic information system (GIS) program since the early 1990s to address the established and growing need for and use of geospatial data, maps, and analysis within the CBP Partnership. This report is intended to detail the standard operating procedures of the CBP GIS program and address the quality assurance, quality control, and other technical activities that CBP will implement to ensure the commitment of the CBP GIS Team to performance standards (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2003). The report is intended as an update to the 2011 Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). For specialized tasks or analytical projects beyond the scope of this QAPP, a separate specialized QAPP with details on quality control, assurance procedures, and the geospatial methods associated with all aspects of the project may be required.

Suggested Citation

Wolf, J., Ahmed, L., Claggett, P., Fitch, A., Irani, F., McDonald, S., Strong, D., Thompson, R., and Wei, Z., 2023, Geospatial standard operating procedures of the Chesapeake Bay Program: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2023–1007, 22 p.,

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Data Generation and Acquisition
  • Data Management
  • Quality Control and Assessment
  • Project Management
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geospatial standard operating procedures of the Chesapeake Bay Program
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2023-1007
DOI 10.3133/ofr20231007
Year Published 2023
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Eastern Geographic Science Center, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, VA/WV Water Science Center
Description vi; 22 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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