About Geospatial at EPA
The term geospatial refers to anything that has a geographic location on the earth.
Our geospatial information will help you answer questions such as:
Is there a Superfund site located in my neighborhood?
What is the air quality in Evanston, IL?
Where are all of the Brownfield sites in the United States?
Geospatial data helps you understand environmental conditions in specific locations, targeting areas of greatest environmental risk, enforcing environmental regulations and addressing potential homeland security issues.
EPA's National Geospatial Program coordinates the use of geospatial data in a variety of ways to help EPA carry out its mission to protect human health and the environment.
We collect and create geospatial data, build applications which allow users to search, discover and visualize geospatial information; and create standards and policies and that increase the ability for applications and data to be shared and used.