USA: Bipartisan Geospatial Data Act reintroduced

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) reintroduced on May 25, 2017 the bipartisan Geospatial Data Act (GDA), a bill that will improve coordination, reduce duplication, and increase data transparency in the acquisition of geospatial data.

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Internet of Water: how to improve water data infrastructure to enable us to more sustainably manage water resources?

The Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability was convened to address one of the United States’s most pressing challenges: how to improve our water data infrastructure to enable us to more sustainably manage the country's water resources.

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USA: National Geospatial Advisory Committee paper 'Geospatial Standards: A National Asset'

FGDCgov logoThe National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) released a position paper in March 2017 titled "Geospatial Standards: A National Asset." The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee sponsored by the Department of the Interior under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The NGAC reports to the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).

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Call for nominations: Doug Nebert NSDI Champion of the Year Award 2017

NebertThe U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee is now accepting nominations for the Doug D. Nebert National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Champion of the Year Award. Doug was a recognized national and international leader in the establishment of spatial data infrastructures and technical visionary as well as a respected colleague.

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Free Webinar March 15th: NRCan, OGC, & USGS Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Demonstration

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites members and the public to attend the OGC Arctic Spatial Data Pilot (Arctic SDP) demonstration online or in-person on the 15th March 2017 at the USGS in Reston, Virginia. Online and live presentations will both be given at the same time from 10:00-12:30 EDT.

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USA: Draft NSDI Strategic Framework available for review and feedback

The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is seeking feedback on the draft strategic framework for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).

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New President and Board Members Elected to National States Geographic Information Council

The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) conducted its annual election here last week. Bert Granberg, director of the Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center, was named as NSGIC’s board president and Andy Rowan, deputy chief technology officer of the New Jersey Office of Information Technology, was elected to the position of president-elect.

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