Draft Recommendations of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Working Group Advises Feds to Restructure
By Joe Francica, Directions Magazine, January 2, 2012Summary: [A working group of t]he National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) is recommending that the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) move the procurement process for geospatial technology under the auspices of the General Services Administration (GSA). Why? [A working group of t]he NGAC has deep concerns about how well the FGDC has performed its statutory duties. This article provides information on the NGAC’s additional warnings and “barriers to success” for the FGDC. For full text of the article, click here.EDITOR’S NOTE – January 16, 2012: The NGAC is still discussing the DRAFT recommendations of a working group that will be included in an “innovative strategies report.” The report was discussed at the public meeting on January 12, and this conversation will be continued at subsequent meetings. For a copy of the agenda, meeting summary, and powerpoint slides, click here.
For PDF copies of CRS Reports on Geospatial Technology for the Nation and the upcoming GAO evaluation of federal investments in geospatial technology, see the links below.
- GAO To Evaluate Federal Investments in Geospatial Technology (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
- CRS Reports on Geospatial Technology for the Nation.
- Former FGDC Executive Director on Mapping and the Spatial Data Infrastructure (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
- Legislation Authorizing the Creation of State Geospatial Coordination Councils (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
Deborah N. Simorangkir, Universitas Pelita Harapan, and Davidson Samoir, HukumOnline.com, Revista 2- Año 1, (Abr-2011-Jun-2011) ISSN 2173-6588. Abstract: Throughout the history of humankind, cultural, economic, political, and technical forces have led to social changes. Some of these changes were drastic, but some others were more gradual. The latest innovation that has changed society drastically and is sure to evolve rapidly in the future is geospatial information technology. Even though Indonesia is a developing country, the development of its technology is not far behind other countries – including in geospatial technology. Because such technology is no longer restricted to the military but is now available to a wider public, laws must be passed to ensure that the end users will get credible, accurate and accountable information and that in the end, geospatial products actually serve for the betterment of society.
For full text of the article visit Geospatial Information Technology in Indonesia and its Legal Framework. Thanks to Kevin Pomfret for the heads up.
- Indonesia’s Geospatial Information Act No 4 2011 – “open”, not free, and liabilities for inaccurate data (Between the Poles)
- Indonesia develops NSDI using cloud computing (rashidfaridi.wordpress.com)
Publish Date: 24 March 2011, Delhi, India:
The Delhi State Assembly approved Delhi Geo-spatial Data Infrastructure Management, Control, Administration, Security and Safety Bill, 2011. It seeks to use geospatial technology for planning and executing various development projects and utility services. With the passage of the Bill, Delhi has become the first State in India to enact such an important legislation. The Bill was passed unanimously. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of the State said that the Delhi State Spatial Data Infrastructure DSSDI Project was approved by the Cabinet to frame and implement policies for issues related to geo-spatial data. …