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1 Geospatial Initiatives: How They Fit Together October 23, 2002 U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey

2 Base Geographic Information – the Common Goal The National Map Circular A-16 E-Government GeoSpatial One Stop N S D I

3 National Spatial Data Infrastructure The vision of the NSDI: To assure that spatial data from multiple sources (Federal, State, and local governments, academia, and the private sector) are widely available and easily integrated to enhance knowledge and understanding of our physical and cultural world.

4 NSDI Components Framework Data Standards –Metadata Clearinghouse Partnerships

5 Circular A-16 Describes the effective and economical use and management of spatial data assets in the digital environment for the benefit of the government and the nation. Affirms and describes the NSDI as the technology, policies, standards, human resources, and related activities necessary to acquire, process, distribute, use, maintain, and preserve spatial data.

6 Circular A-16 Describes the management and reporting and reporting requirements of Federal agencies in the acquisition, maintenance, distribution, use and preservation of spatial data by the Federal Government. Establishes the FGDC as the interagency coordinating body for NSDI-related activities.

7 Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) A US Federal Interagency committee responsible for facilitating geospatial related activities and implementation of the NSDI across the Federal government –18 Federal agencies are members Cooperate and coordinate with organizations from state, local and tribal governments, the academic community, and the private sector.

8 FGDC Responsibilities Plan for nationwide population of geospatial data themes Facilitate and coordinate standards, metadata, and data clearinghouse efforts Develop partnership programs with States, Tribes, academia, the private sector, other Federal agencies, and localities that meet the needs of users Address human and financial resource needs

9 Implementation-Teams Process (and the plan) gives geospatial entities within the state credibility within executive and legislatives branches Helps in the budget or legislative process –In Louisiana $472,000 from the state Technology Innovation Fund for LouisianaMap and I-Team administration 35 States and DC have begun activities Six I-Plans version 1.0 or better - MD, NJ, UT, IN, MT and AR, and three - TX, ME, and DC comprehensive strategic plans submitted

10 Why I-Teams? Highlights the role of spatial data as strategic assets Holds the promise of financial benefits through resource alignment, coordination, and leveraging with Federal programs Mechanism to document planned data collection Provides path to offer local and state input in the development of intergovernmental mechanisms needed to implement The National Map, protect America's cities (HSIP-133 cities) and implement the NSDI

11 President’s Management Agenda E-Government Expected Results: Provide high quality customer service Reduce the expense and difficulty of doing business with the government Cut government operating costs Provide citizens with readier access to government services Increase access for persons with disabilities to agency web sites, and Make government more transparent and accountable

12 What is Geospatial One Stop? E-Government (E-Gov) Initiative –Component of President Bush’s Management Agenda –One of 24 E-Government initiatives –Part of the Government to Government Portfolio –Department of Interior serves as the Managing Partner Vision: the geographic component for E-Gov Accelerate implementation of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)

13 Geospatial One Stop Project Office Executive Director in place in November,2002 –Acting Executive Director (Myra Bambacus, NASA) Outreach Coordinator Contract Support –Project Support –Facilitators –Data Modeling –Requirements Analysis FGDC Staff support

14 Geospatial One Stop Board of Directors Advises Managing Partner Non Federal Nat’l Assoc of Counties Nat’l Assoc of State CIO Intertribal GIS Council Nat’l League of Cities Internat’l City Managers Assoc Nat’l States Geog Info Council Western Governors Assoc Federal Dept of Interior Dept of Transportation Dept of Commerce Nat’l Aeronautics and Space Administration Strong State and Local Input

15 GeoSpatial One Stop Tasks 1.Establish integrated Framework Data Content Standards 2.Use metadata to inventory, document and publish Framework data holding in NSDI Clearinghouse 3.Publish metadata for planned data acquisition and update for Framework data 4.Prototype and deploy enhanced data access and web mapping services for Federal Framework data 5.Establish a Federal Portal as a logical extension to the NSDI Clearinghouse Network

16 Task 1 Framework Standards Development Focus on Framework data themes –Geodetic Control (National Geodetic Survey) –Elevation (US Geological Survey) –OrthoImagery (US Geological Survey) –Hydrography (US Geological Survey) –Government Units (Census) –Cadastral (Bureau of Land Management) –Transportation (Dept. of Transportation) Sub-themes: Roads, Rail, Transit, Air Draft standards by 12/31/02, final by 9/30/03

17 ANSI Standards Process ANSI INCITS L1 Subcommittee –Open participation for all sectors –National Standard, not Federal Standard –Benefit from INCITS standards expertise To participate sign up via Integrated Framework Data Content Standards –UML –XML (GML) encoding OGC prototyping (CIPI) ANSI Standards become basis of Geospatial Web Services

18 GeoSpatial One Stop Tasks Task 2: - Inventory Use metadata to inventory, document and publish Framework data holding in NSDI Clearinghouse Task 3: - Document Planned Data Acquistion Publish metadata for planned data acquisition and update for Framework data Task 4: - Web Mapping Services Prototype and deploy enhanced data access and web mapping services for Federal Framework data

19 Data services: Past Future analog request handlingautomated ad-hoc requests ftp data access data and mapping via web services web discovery and order web discovery, portrayal, and order or access documentation of local content models support of common content models and extended models use of proprietary formats support of neutral encoding methods little adherence to enforceable standards data packages can be validated against a common reference data translation largely the responsibility of the customer data translation shared between provider and customer

20 GeoSpatial One Stop Tasks Task 5: - Portal Establish a Federal Portal as a logical extension to the NSDI Clearinghouse Network

21 Gazetteer GNIS Web Browser (Thin Client) @ users GIS Software, DSS (Thick Client) @ portal host site Geospatial One-Stop Portal WMS WCSWFS Geospatial Web Services Catalog Metadata Clearinghouse Clients Maps FeaturesCoverages Legend: @ provider organizations Data Geospatial One-Stop Portal

22 Geospatial One Stop Goal Content and encoding requirements are simple yet useful enough that many providers adopt and serve compliant Framework data Users are able to discover and use maps or data served and maintained by a reliable custodian The format and structure of the information for a given theme from all providers can appear the same to all customers Geospatial One Stop Web portal provides access to standardized distributed data services

23 A seamless, continually maintained, nationally consistent set of basic geographic data Partnerships for data stewardship Re-link topographic maps with base geographic data Underpin Federal activities, and those of other public and private organizations Support integrating, sharing, and using spatial data easily and consistently The National Map Vision

24 The National Map: Characteristics Current – continuous revision Seamless – no arbitrary edges Complete and consistently classified – built on the best available data Variable resolution – accommodate local conditions Integrated within and between themes of data – positional and logical consistency Geographic – no cartographic generalizations Temporal record – versioning and transactional updates Metadata – data set and feature level

25 The National Map: Data Content Orthorectified imagery Land cover Elevation Vector layers:  Transportation  Hydrography  Structures  Boundaries Geographic names

26 Geospatial OneStop and The National Map GeoSpatial One Stop The National Map Land cover Geog. names Geodetic control Cadastral Orthoimagery Elevation & bathymetry Hydrography Transportation Government units

27 The National Map: Operations and Access Build initial version from best available data Work with State and local governments, as well as Federal agencies, to keep data current Based on networked, distributed collection of databases Around-the-clock Internet access Available in the public domain Respond to requests for paper topographic maps and digital data

28 The National Map: User Options Elevation TransportationHydrographyStructuresBoundaries Geographicnames Orthorectifiedimagery Land cover

29 Federal: identify needs and collaborate on data (NIMA, NOAA, Census, FEMA, …) State, Regional, and Local: coordinate consortia, identify changes and provide updates, and collaborate on data Private Industry: provide tools, open standards, and data; conduct research Academia: provide training and conduct research USGS: catalyst, collaborator, integrator, producer when needed, archive, guarantor The National Map: Partners’ Roles

30 Fiscal Year 2002 Pilot Projects Delaware Utah Pennsylvania Washington-Idaho Missouri Texas Lake Tahoe Area US Landsat

31 Texas Pilot Project Integration of local datasets Maintenance partnerships USGS Mapping Partnership Office

32 Delaware Pilot Project On-line at USGS Delaware State GIS Committee Delaware Geological Survey University of Delaware Interactive A partnership between:

33 Orthorectified imageryOrthorectified imagery Land coverLand cover ElevationElevation Vector layers:Vector layers:  Transportation  Hydrography  Structures  Boundaries Geographic namesGeographic names The National Map Current, complete, consistent base geographic data on the Web to meet national needs

34 Initiatives at a Glance AuthorityWhat is it?Goal NSDIEO 12906 A Visionary concept to build an infrastructure Current, accurate and readily available & usable geospatial data Circular A-16OMB Directive to Federal Agencies Effective mgmt and coordination of Federal agencies I-TeamsOMB (not formalized) A ProcessI-Plans Geospatial One-Stop President’s Mgmt Agenda E-Government Initiative, Implementation of NSDI Standards & Web portal for Federal data The National Map Organic ActA National Program Seamless digital topographic data and maps

35 How it all Fits Together n Producers - stewards of America’s data assets n NSDI - the infrastructure n Geospatial One-Stop - a Presidential initiative to accelerate completion of the infrastructure n I-Teams - a process to produce and steward data n The National Map, Census Modernization, FEMA NFIP, 133 Cities - Federal programs using I- Teams & other partnerships to produce products to fulfill essential national missions n The products are available through and become part of the infrastructure.

36 Questions?? Contact: –Hedy Rossmeissl, Senior Advisor Geographic Information Office –E-mail: –Phone: 703-648-5577

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