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1 National Geospatial Advisory Committee Overview National Geospatial Advisory Committee March 2014

2 National Geospatial Advisory Committee Dr. Robert Austin, NGAC Chair City of Tampa, FL Mr. Bert Granberg State of Utah Mr. Kevin Pomfret Centre for Spatial Law and Policy Dan Cotter, NGAC Vice-Chair Department of Homeland Security Mr. Frank Harjo Muscogee (Creek) Nation Major General William N. Reddel III New Hampshire National Guard Mr. Talbot J. Brooks Delta State University, MS Mr. Jack Hild DigitalGlobe, Inc. Dr. Douglas Richardson Association of American Geographers Dr. Keith Clarke University of California, Santa Barbara Mr. Michael Jones Google, Inc. Anthony Spicci State of Missouri Mr. Steve Coast Telenav, Inc. Mr. Jeff Lovin Woolpert, Inc. Ms. Julie Sweetkind-Singer Stanford University Ms. Pat Cummens ESRI Mr. Jack H. Maguire County of Lexington, SC Gary Thompson State of North Carolina Mr. David DiSera EMA, Inc. Mr. Keith Masback U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Dr. Harvey Thorleifson Minnesota Geological Survey Mr. Steve Emanuel State of New Jersey Dr. Carolyn J. Merry The Ohio State University Molly Vogt Oregon Metro Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz University of Mississippi Law School Mr. Roger Mitchell MDA Information Systems, Inc. Mr. Jason Warzinik Boone County, MO Mr. Matthew Gentile Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP Dr. Michele Motsko National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Ivan DeLoatch NGAC Designated Federal Officer (DFO) Federal Geographic Data Committee David Wyatt Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians March 2014

3 National Geospatial Advisory Committee NGAC Purpose The Committee will provide advice and recommendations related to management of Federal and national geospatial programs, development of the NSDI, and implementation of OMB Circular A-16 and Executive Order The Committee will review and comment on geospatial policy and management issues and provide a forum to convey views representative of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community. Under Federal Advisory Committee Act rules, the duties of the Committee are solely advisory. The Committee provides counsel and advice to the Secretary of the Interior through the Designated Federal Officer (DFO). *NGAC Charter

4 National Geospatial Advisory Committee NGAC Mission To provide strategies regarding the creation, management and dissemination of cohesive geospatial data, information and knowledge to enable commercial, academic, and nonprofit organizations and all levels of government to more effectively:  empower and serve the public  protect our homeland  foster economic growth  advance science  manage our resources  prepare for and respond to emergencies  govern our nation * Adopted by NGAC, June 2008

5 National Geospatial Advisory Committee NGAC Operations Sponsored by Interior Department – administrative support provided by USGS/FGDC Meets 3-4 times per year Public meetings – including opportunities for public comment/input Subcommittees meet between committee meetings – develop materials for consideration by full committee More information, including all meeting minutes and materials, posted at:

6 National Geospatial Advisory Committee NGAC Activities – 2008/ :  Approval of Mission Statement, Bylaws, Plan of Action  Endorsement & Recommendations on Imagery for the Nation  Recommendations on Geospatial Line of Business  “Changing Landscape” White Paper  Administration Transition Recommendations  Endorsement & Recommendations on National Land Parcel Data Study  Review of OMB Circular A-16 Draft Supplemental Guidance 2009:  Recommendations to FGDC on Economic Stimulus  Approval of NGAC Strategic Vision  Dialogue on National Geospatial Policy and Strategy  Endorsement of Imagery for the Nation (IFTN) Record of Decision  NSDI Metrics Paper  Economic Recovery “Lessons Learned” paper  Geospatial Policy Benefits Paper

7 National Geospatial Advisory Committee NGAC Activities – 2010/ :  Adopted resolution endorsing Geospatial Platform initiative  Reviewed and provided comments on Geospatial Platform Modernization Roadmap initiative  Provided feedback on National Broadband Map  Adopted recommendations related to The National Map  Adopted Local Government GIS Best Practices Paper  Provided recommendations to FGDC on Federal Trade Commission report, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change” 2011:  Developed recommendations on the Geospatial Platform initiative, the National Land Imaging Program, Transportation for the Nation, and the Lidar/laser pointer issue.  Adopted a paper on best practices for interagency data sharing  Held “spotlight sessions” on the topics of interagency data sharing, geospatial workforce development, and National land parcel data.  Developed draft papers on Geospatial Workforce Development and Innovative Strategies for Geospatial Programs and Partnerships

8 National Geospatial Advisory Committee NGAC Activities – 2012 Approval of white paper on Geospatial Workforce Development Approval of white paper on Innovative Strategies for Geospatial Programs and Partnerships Establishment of NGAC Landsat subcommittee; approval of two Landsat papers:  The Value Proposition for Ten Landsat Applications  Statement on Landsat Data Use and Charges Recommendations on National Enhanced Elevation Program Comments on Geospatial Platform Business Plan Approval of National Geospatial Strategy paper Approval of National Address Database paper.

9 National Geospatial Advisory Committee NGAC Activities – 2013 Extensive input into development of NSDI Strategic Plan Approval of NGAC paper, “Toward a New Strategic Vision for the NSDI” Approval of NGAC resolution on the Transportation for the Nation initiative Approval of paper providing NGAC comments on USGS 3D Elevation Program Implementation Plan Approval of three NGAC papers on the Landsat program:  NGAC Landsat Product Improvement Paper  NGAC Landsat Cloud Computing Paper  NGAC Comments on NRC Landsat Report Approval of NGAC resolution endorsing the NSDI Strategic Plan.

10 National Geospatial Advisory Committee Key NGAC Products NGAC Transition Recommendations Changing Geospatial Landscape White Paper

11 National Geospatial Advisory Committee Key NGAC Products GIS Best Practices for Local GovernmentInteragency Data Sharing Paper

12 National Geospatial Advisory Committee Key NGAC Products Geospatial Workforce PaperInnovative Strategies Paper

13 National Geospatial Advisory Committee Key NGAC Products National Geospatial Strategy PaperNational Address Database Paper

14 National Geospatial Advisory Committee Upcoming Activities Next NGAC Meetings:  April 1-2, 2014 (Washington, DC)  June 24-25, 2014 (Washington, DC)  Sept 23-24, 2014 (Shepherdstown, WV)

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