Spatial Data Infrastructure – A symbol of confidence and trust
Summary: John Moeller, a senior principal engineer with Northrop Grumman, provides his thoughts about the “future prospects for spatial data and associated technologies, the importance of easily accessible and usable spatial data, the value and economic ramifications of spatial data, legal and policy issues, and management and governance questions.” What do a community youth mapping project in Alexandria, Va., a Cape Cod Commission effort to map water wells, and a law enforcement agency’s use of satellite imagery to certify swimming pools have in common? Each is the subject of a recent newspaper article and while not unique on its own, when put together they illustrate key points about the current and future prospects for spatial data and associated technologies, the importance of easily accessible and usable spatial data, the value and economic ramifications of spatial data, legal and policy issues, and management and governance questions.
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Source: John Moeller, Directions Magazine, Tuesday, October 5th 2010
Articles in the series:
- Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) – A Symbol of Confidence and Trust (October 5th, 2010)
- Spatial Data Infrastructures – Challenges and Opportunities (July 28th, 2010)
- Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) – Challenges and Opportunities (June 30th, 2010)
- Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) – Why Should We Care About Them? (February 22nd, 2010)
- INSPIRE Forum: Workshop On Linked Spatiotemporal Data 2010 (inspire-forum.jrc.ec.europa.eu)
Tags: Cape Cod Commission, Data, geographic information system, Geography, GIS, Governance, Intellectual Property, Legal, Management, Moeller, National Geospatial Advisory Committee, National Security, NGAC, Northrop Grumman, Openness and Standards, Participatory Sensing, Policy, Privacy and Security, Public Policy and Regulation, Satellite Imagery, SDI, Social Sciences, Value
Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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