Geospatial Data: Background, Federal and State Use, and Duplication Challenges


Meredith Haynes (Editor)

Series: Space Science, Exploration and Policies
BISAC: TEC036000

The federal government collects, maintains, and uses geospatial information—data linked to specific geographic locations—to help support varied missions, including national security and natural resources conservation. To coordinate geospatial activities, in 1994 the President issued an executive order to develop a National Spatial Data Infrastructure—a framework for coordination that includes standards, data themes, and a clearinghouse. This book describes the geospatial data that selected federal agencies and states use and how much is spent on geospatial data; assess progress in establishing the National Spatial Data Infrastructure; and determine whether selected federal agencies and states invest in duplicative geospatial data.
(Imprint: Nova)

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Geospatial Data: Progress Needed on Identifying Expenditures, Building and Utilizing a Data Infrastructure, and Reducing Duplicative Efforts
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Geospatial Information: OMB and Agencies Need to Make Coordination a Priority to Reduce Duplication
(United States Government Accountability Office)

National Spatial Data Infrastructure Strategic Plan 2014–2016
(Federal Geographic Data Committee)


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