Tag Archive | SDI

Developing a New Zealand Spatial Data Infrastructure

Developing a National Spatial Data Infrastructure

Author: Hon Maurice Williamson, 16 December 2010, New Zealand Geospatial Strategy

On Monday, Cabinet agreed to the development of a national spatial data infrastructure for New Zealand, and directed Government agencies to get involved now – at the development stage. Cabinet also mandated LINZ, through the NZGO, to assume a leadership role in driving the development of this infrastructure. …

Full text of the article via Developing a National Spatial Data Infrastructure // New Zealand Geospatial Strategy.

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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.

For full text of the article, click here.

Source: John Moeller, Directions Magazine, Tuesday, October 5th 2010

Articles in the series:

  1. Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) – A Symbol of Confidence and Trust (October 5th, 2010)
  2. Spatial Data Infrastructures – Challenges and Opportunities (July 28th, 2010)
  3. Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) – Challenges and Opportunities (June 30th, 2010)
  4. Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) – Why Should We Care About Them? (February 22nd, 2010)

Authoritative and Open

In his blog Spatial Law and Policy, Kevin Pomfret comments on two articles on SDI:

Authoritative and Open – Part Two

Author: Kevin Sweeney
Date: 4 June 2010

In my previous blog entry I posed the question of how an authoritative source for geospatial information could properly retain authoritative status, faced with a user-controlled, open data environment of an SDI.  In this entry I propose that not only can that status be retained but it can actually be enhanced within such a user community. … For full text of the article, click here.

Authoritative and Open – Part Two

Author: Kevin Sweeney
Date: 4 June 2010

In my previous blog entry I posed the question of how an authoritative source for geospatial information could properly retain authoritative status, faced with a user-controlled, open data environment of an SDI.  In this entry I propose that not only can that status be retained but it can actually be enhanced within such a user community. … For full text of the article, click here.

Building a National Spatial Data Infrastructure 2.0

In the United States, a lively discussion is emerging on the next generation of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, with a  focus on its governance and coordination. Below are links to articles, reports and editorials on this topic:

National Geospatial Advisory Council Reports

Federal Geographic Data Committee Reports and Presentations

2009 Proposals for a “National GIS”

Commentary

 

NSDI Related Legislation and Hearings

Legislation:

Congressional Oversight Hearings:

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports to Congress:

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports to Congress and Testimony:

Executive Orders, Regulations and Guidelines

Executive Orders:

OMB Circulars and Memos:

FGDC Policies and Guidelines

The Geospatial Platform

NSDI-related Reports and Publications

National Academy of Public Administration Reports:

National Academy of Sciences Reports (PDFs are now free; for full list of Mapping Science Committee reports click here):

Academic Studies:

  • A Policy Appraisal of the National Map, A Federal Program to Provide Basic Geospatial Data For the Nation (Maeve A. Boland, PhD Dissertation, 2005) 

Earth Observation Governance, Priorities and Benefit to Society:

If you know of additional related documents or commentaries, please email us the links!

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in the links and resources listed above are not necessarily those of this blog site.

Revitalization of the NSDI

 

Will Craig, President of NSGIC, Governance of the NSDI, ESRI ArcNews Online, Fall 2009

http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/fall09articles/governance-of-nsdi.html

First Nations Geospatial Workshop and Indignenous Mapping Network Conference

A few upcoming events:

FGDC & GeoConnections, Canada, hosting First Nations and Tribal Government Geospatial Workshop

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), in collaboration with GeoConnections, Canada, and the U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee,?will host the ?First Nations and Native Tribal Government Geographic Information System Workshop on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY. This workshop is a joint activity of U.S. and Canada to promote cross-border collaboration on spatial data infrastructure.

The workshop will demonstrate the benefits that spatial data infrastructures bring to land and resource management, enhance understanding of the application of geospatial technologies to matters of importance to Aboriginal communities, and provide a networking forum to encourage future cross-border collaborations between Aboriginal and Tribal communities and also with provincial, territorial, state and federal governments.

The workshop is being held in conjunction with the 2009 NCAI Mid Year Meeting, June 14-17, 2009.
http://www.fgdc.gov/site-events/NCAIworkshop

 

2009 Indigenous Mapping Network Conference, June 13-16, 2009.

Native American, Indigenous, Aboriginal, tribal attendees and supporters of mapping efforts on aboriginal territories – Welcome! Let’s learn, share, and grow together – find new ways of using mapping tools to solve sovereignty, environmental, and cultural issues.

Previous ideas resulting from this conference include supporting and training indigenous people who may have little experience with modern mapping technologies. Efforts also are made to keep abreast and inform the UN, governments, academics, and the technological world about traditional “mapping” technologies.

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin welcomes conference attendees, speakers, and vendors to Green Bay, WI. We hope to not only provide an educational and fascinating conference for everyone, but also to share a brief look at Oneida culture and what life is like in Northeast Wisconsin.Registration, accommodation and agenda information follows.

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