Director, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center US Geological Survey
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. She 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 and an M.S. degree in Photogrammetry
from Purdue University in 1987. She is currently pursing a Master of Science
degree in Geospatial Information Science through an on-line program at
Northwest Missouri State University.
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