National Geospatial Advisory Committee Discusses New National Geospatial Strategy

If you haven’t already heard:

The Federal Geographic Data Committe’s (FGDC) National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on May 12-13, 2009 at the George Washington University Cafritz Conference Center, 800 21st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20052.  The meeting will be in Room 405. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on May 12 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 13.

The May NGAC agenda focuses on the development of a new national geospatial policy and strategic plan. Is it time for a new governance structure? Do we need a national Geographic Information Officer (GIO) under the National CIO? What is the distinction between a “national GIS” and a “federal GIS”? How can we improve stakeholder engagement  in national geospatial priority setting? Stay tuned!

 Click here to check out the following NGAC documents:

  • NGAC Report: The Changing Geospatial Landscape
  • NGAC Transition Recommendations
  • Summary of Key Recommendations (Decisions made over last  year)



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