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).

This NGAC position paper identifies awareness of the existence, relevance, and value of standards as a key issue impacting the adoption and use of geospatial standards. The paper also identifies other possible reasons for the lack of the effective use of geospatial standards. The paper includes an example of a successful model for the uptake of geospatial standards by the global community. Finally, the paper identifies recommendations for action by the FGDC.

The paper can be accessed on the NGAC site at: