New Congressional Research Service Reports on Geospatial Technology for the Nation
Policy issues surrounding the use of geospatial information are examined in two new reports from the Congressional Research Service. …
“The federal government and policy makers increasingly use geospatial information and tools like GIS for producing floodplain maps, conducting the census, mapping foreclosures, congressional redistricting, and responding to natural hazards such as wildfires, earthquakes, and tsunamis. For policy makers, this type of analysis can greatly assist in clarifying complex problems that may involve local, state, and federal government, and affect businesses, residential areas, and federal installations.”
See “Geospatial Information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): An Overview for Congress” (pdf), May 18, 2011, and “Issues and Challenges for Federal Geospatial Information” (pdf), May 18, 2011.
Tags: Congressional Research Service, CRS, Federal government of the United States, geographic information system, Geography, Geospatial, Geospatial Technology, GIS, Legislation and Congress, National GIS, Natural hazard, NSDI, Openness and Standards, Policy, Public Policy and Regulation, Social Sciences
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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