Office of Geomatics

Enabling GEOINT accuracy through geodetic, geophysical and photogrammetric sciences and content.

"Geodesy remains our life blood"
| Robert Cardillo, NGA Director |
The Director's Intent, 10/3/14

Equipment Loan Program

The NGA Meter Loan Program (METEOR) promotes international cooperation and strengthens multinational ties with the United States. For over 50 years, NGA has put geophysical and geodetic equipment in the hands of academia, industry, and governmental institutions all over the world to help countries establish local geodetic control and advance their own internal intrastructure. To request NGA equipment for loan, or for more information, please contact the NGA Office of Geomatics Meter Loan Program (METEOR) at

METEOR was created to further one of NGA's long-standing missions to collect, process, and analyze geophysical data, such as gravity, for incorporation into the Earth Gravitational Model (EGM). This model is produced by NGA and is available online to the public free of charge (EGM). Through bilateral agreements, NGA will furnish equipment to other countries to help them better establish local geodetic control in exchange for the data they collect. A survey proposal is required to establish equipment needs and determine the frequency of data deliveries.

NGA Public Affairs
Phone: 571-557-5400
Office of Geomatics
Phone: 314-676-9162
Last modified: 02-Jan-24