The US National Grid (USNG) is a point and area reference system that provides for actionable location information in a uniform format. Its use helps achieve consistent situational awareness across all levels of government, disciplines, and threats & hazards – regardless of your role in an incident. One of the key resources NAPSG makes available to support emergency responders is a basic USNG situational awareness application. Click below to access and use the app!
Why Use the USNG? Background Resources
How to Get Started? Basic Implementation Guidance
- Implementation Guide to the USNG
- Video on Introduction to the USNG for Public Safety
- How to Read the USNG
- USNG Grid Card Reader Template
What tools are available? Technical Resources
- Map Template for Creating USNG Map Books in ArcGIS Pro NEW
- Map Template for Creating 1:24k USNG Maps in ArcMap
- Guideline for Building USNG Polygons
For additional USNG-related resources and tools, also take a look at the following resources:
- USNG Center
- Find USNG maps here: http://usngcenter.org/portfolio-item/maps/
- FGDC USNG Resources
- FEMA’s Directive on the Use of the US National Grid
- USNG Map Book Templates
Still have questions or need assistance?
NAPSG also offers fee-for-service USNG Technical Assistance for public safety agencies interested in using the USNG in operations. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-895-1711.