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1 Geographic Information Council Framework Subcommittee

2 PHASE 1 - GETTING STARTED Strategic Planning Process

3 Alabama Strategic Plan Framework Data Focus Area - How can we better assess all current geospatial information available in the state and make recommendations to reduce inefficiency and redundancy in geospatial information collection? Identification of data layer types – Goal 1 – Establish a Technical Subcommittee on Framework Data – Goal 2 – Fulfill the objectives of the NSDI framework strategy and State’s priority needs – Goal 3 – Identify gaps in the data inventory and prioritize needs

4 Alabama Strategic Plan Data Categories Priority data layers – Framework data layers - Digital Ortho imagery, Cadastral Data, Geodetic Control, Elevation, Transportation, Governmental Units (political boundaries), and Hydrography Additional data layers as identified by the State consist of data in the following categories: – Locational data layers - police, fire, ambulance, critical infrastructure, schools, hospitals, aged care, community centers, key buildings, sports facilities, etc. – Infrastructure layers - Electricity, substations, gas, water, hydrants, sewerage, storm water, telecoms, radios, towers, etc. – Dynamic or derivative data layers - Demography, employment, valuations, public transport schedules, pedestrians, floor plans, hazards models, cameras, radar, tracking, weather, etc. – Historic Data - Provide guidelines and recommendations on procedures for the capture, archiving, and retrieval of pertinent historic information.

5 Goal 1 – Establish a Technical Subcommittee on Framework Data Goal 1 Establish subcommittee for Framework and Ancillary Data issues. – Strategy: Solicit recommendations from the Advisory Committee members for individuals to serve on the Subcommittee to address issues associated with Framework and other priority data. – Measure: A subcommittee is established and begins its work. – Timeline: June 2010 Generally completed – A Subcommittee has been established and we need to ensure that we have proper representation and stakeholders Regular meeting time 3 rd Wednesday of every month @ 10AM Central Meeting will be held online through the ISD - Alabama Web Connect conferencing tool

6 Goal 2 – Fulfill the objectives of the NSDI framework strategy and State’s priority needs Goal 2 Establish mechanisms to measure the state’s progress with regard to fulfilling the objectives of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) framework, as well as the state’s other priority data needs. – Strategy: Inventory the existing framework and ancillary data holdings and compilation of inventory results. – Measure: Record status of framework data’s NSDI suitability in the state inventory holdings list. – Timeline: All State agencies shall complete reporting of data suitable for inclusion into the NSDI by December 1, 2010 and all county and local governments shall be completed by June 1, 2011. – Strategy: Increase participation in NSDI framework data activities. – Measure: Build data sharing environments through partnerships across the state, follow data and operating standards, formulate templates for framework development where applicable. – Timeline: Ongoing

7 Goal 3 – Identify gaps in the data inventory and prioritize needs Goal 3 Gaps in the data inventory will be identified throughout the process of goals 1, 2, and 3 and identified needs will be prioritized. – Strategy: Identify data through survey and needs assessment across the state and cross- reference them to the state data holdings, identifying incomplete or unavailable data that are needed by the widest audience and are of the greatest utility to data consumers. – Measure: Completion of data survey and needs assessment, completion of the data holdings inventory, and presentation to the Council (e.g., Centerline project, 9-1-1 addressing, updated imagery, better resolution elevation data, etc). – Timeline: July 2012. – Strategy: Once data surveys and needs assessments have been completed, the council shall rank needs based on criteria to be established. – Measure: Completion of prioritized needs published to the web. – Timeline: July 2012.

8 Background – Fifty States Initiative The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) has been implementing the Fifty States Initiative in association with the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) since 2005. This program aims to foster the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) by supporting state efforts to improve geospatial coordination and the construction and maintenance of NSDI framework data sets. Goal: to move from statewide strategic planning to business planning.

9 Background – OMB A-16 Circular OMB Circular A-16, Coordination of Geographic Information, and Related Spatial Data Activities OMB Circular A-16 – This Circular was originally issued in 1953, revised in 1967, and revised again in 1990. The purpose of the 1953 Circular was "to insure (sic) that surveying and mapping activities may be directed toward meeting the needs of federal and state agencies and the general public, and will be performed expeditiously, without duplication of effort.“ The 1990 revision expanded to include the related spatial data activities of surveying and mapping. Establishing a coordinated approach to electronically develop the National Spatial Data Infrastructure and establishes the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). Updated in 2002 to reflect changes in technology, further describe the components of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and assign agency roles and responsibilities for development of the NSDI. Includes expanded themes.

10 Partnerships and Stewardship Federal agency responsibilities… – In order to use federal resources wisely, and to build the NSDI, all agencies that collect, use, or disseminate geographic information and/or carry out related spatial data activities will, both internally and through their activities involving partners, grants, and contracts: (3) Allocate agency resources to fulfill the responsibilities of effective spatial data collection, production, and stewardship. (5) Coordinate and work in partnership with federal, state, tribal and local government agencies, academia and the private sector to efficiently and cost-effectively collect, integrate, maintain, disseminate, and preserve spatial data, building upon local data wherever possible.

11 Definitions - Framework Framework: The NSDI framework is an initiative to develop a readily available set of basic geographic data. It includes the information, operational environment, and technology to provide access to these data, and the institutional setting to sustain its development. Framework Data: Seven themes of geospatial data that are used by most GIS applications (geodetic control, orthoimagery, elevation and bathymetry, transportation, hydrography, cadastral and governmental units). These data include an encoding of the geographic extent of the features and a minimal number of attributes needed to identify and describe the features. Data Theme: Electronic records and coordinates for a topic or subject, such as elevation, vegetation, or hydrography. In this Circular, data theme refers to a Geographic Information System (GIS), or location-based data theme.

12 Core Framework Themes Geodetic Control -- National Geodetic Survey Cadastral -- Bureau of Land Management Orthoimagery -- U. S. Geological Survey Elevation -- U. S. Geological Survey Hydrography -- U. S. Geological Survey Administrative units -- U. S. Census Bureau Transportation -- Department of Transportation

13 Additional Themes and Tools to Get Started With The updates A-16 has an updated list of themes of data and responsible federal agencies – The National Map / National Atlas NSGIC GIS Inventory – Developed by NSGIC for the Fifty States Initiative for FGDC and NSDI. – Homeland Security Infrastructure Program (HSIP) and the Geospatial Data Model (GDM) – Have identified numerous layers that are considered critical themes to Government and Emergency Response. – HSIP Gold Data List

14 GIS Inventory September 22, 2010 – Bill Bugess, NSGIC presented the GIS Inventory to the Framework Data Subcommittee. The committee reviewed use, capabilities, and functionality of the tool. http://al.gisinventory.net The committee had unanimous consent to recommend to the Advisory Committee the use of GIS Inventory to: – Assist in the capture of an Alabama GIS Inventory – Serve as the primary inventory tool in implementation of Framework Data section of the Strategic Plan, satisfying Goal 2 of Framework Data.

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