Would the lack of federal government mapping be a good thing?
Thank you to Kevin Pomfret who alerted us to this article:
Written by Matt Ball, V1 Magazine, posted Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00
Trading off this week’s highly-charged political theme of a potential federal government shutdown in the United States, it’s worth discussing the implications of a lack of federal mapping. Elimination of federal mapmaking is really out of the question as the federal government needs to map for so many policy and security reasons, yet there has been a steady reduction of the role of federal mapmaking for decades. What would the implications be if there weren’t a national mapping effort at all? …
For full text of the op-ed, visit Would the lack of federal government mapping be a good thing?.
Tags: Federal Geographic Data Committee, Federal government of the United States, FGDC, Geospatial Platform, government, Government agency, Mapmaking, MAPPS, National Geospatial Advisory Committee, NGAC, NSGIC, Openness and Standards, Public Policy and Regulation, surveying, United States, Washington D.C.
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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