National Geospatial Technical Operations Center
U.S. Geological Survey
1400 Independence Road
Rolla, MO 65401
Kari J. Craun is the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC). This Center performs a wide range of functions in support of maintaining a seamless, current, nationally consistent coverage of base geospatial data for the United States, including development of digital and graphic products such as U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps. In addition, the Center manages several broadly-scoped contract mechanisms for acquisition of geospatial products and services through the commercial sector.
Ms. Craun is a Past-President of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the Cartography and Geographic Information Society. She received a B.S. degree in Geology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1984, an M.S. degree in Photogrammetry from Purdue University in 1987, and a Master of Science degree in Geospatial Information Science through Northwest Missouri State University in 2014.
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