U.S. National Grid Location Marker Proposal

The information on this page represents development efforts through September 2010. Subsequent efforts have been managed by the Minnesota nonprofit SharedGeo. Please visit their USNG Emergency Location Markers project page for the latest updates.


To complement the United States National Grid (USNG) method for defining location, a standardized system for marking locations with USNG coordinates is being considered -- it would be used when and where appropriate and desired.

The proposal has been developed by MnGeo's Emergency Preparedness Committee after discussion with experts within and outside of the state.

Concise overview of reasons why this proposal is important (5 slides, 4.5 MB, PPT)
 


The Best Practices Proposal

USNG Location Marker:  Minnesota "Best Practices" Proposal Draft 2.3, September 1, 2010 (12 p., 1.5 MB, PDF)

The document is divided into four main sections:

  1. U.S. National Grid background
  2. The proposal, with example graphics showing vertical and horizontal signs
  3. Amplifying points, issues and suggested changes
  4. More information on the USNG
     

A 25-page revision history and received comments compendium (26 p., 2.4 MB, PDF) is available to provide an in-depth understanding of the revision history for the Best Practices proposal.  It has two main parts:

  1. Highlights of revision changes
  2. Significant comments received during development of the document, and, where appropriate, editorial comments
     

Public Review Period

The public review for this draft version is complete. For more information or questions, email Steve Swazee, chair of the Emergency Preparedness Committee, at steve.swazee@state.mn.us