A Bold Step for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure: The National Geospatial Programs Office Karen Siderelis USGS Associate Director for Geospatial.
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A Bold Step for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure: The National Geospatial Programs Office Karen Siderelis USGS Associate Director for Geospatial Information A Dialog with MAGIC on the Changing Geospatial Information Landscape November 12, 2004 U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey
Goals for the NSDI Rich data holdings in many hands Skilled expertise of many entities Data continually acquired in many ways Great advances in many technologies Endless potential for many uses Essential partnerships in many communities
NGPO Background Charge from USGS Director, August 2004 Strategic Alignment of Activities National leadership of highly visible, high- demand geospatial programs Time to bring it all together National Geospatial Leadership Direct Support to DOI Coordination Across Government
A Bold Step National Geospatial Programs Office Align national geospatial activities and responsibilities Federal Geographic Data Committee Geospatial One Stop The National Map Interior Enterprise GIS Reaffirm the direction of individual activities Expand partnership offices Assess USGS geospatial products and services Geographic Research Focus
Vision of National Geospatial Programs Office Equals vision of the NSDI “ Current and accurate geospatial data will be readily available on a local, national and global basis to contribute to economic growth, environmental quality and stability and social progress”.
NGPO Role in NSDI Embrace national leadership Realign for a future we envision together Be unconstrained by today or yesterday – how we look today is not how we will look tomorrow
NGPO Directions Unify and simplify Act as one Achieve management excellence Include partners in all aspects
NGPO Commitments Work in an integrated fashion Listen to one another Rely on one another Common vision of shared future Implement partnerships with purpose Work as partners inside and outside the organization Push for incentives Emphasize standards and data models Create once, use many Best practices – share knowledge Have a bias for action The future is ours to realize
Transformation Process Co-locate Integrate Optimize
Initial NGPO Charge Develop and deliver plan for the National Geospatial Programs Office Contribute to completion of the NSDI Future Directions Initiative Ensure the two plans complement one another Seek partner involvement at every stage
NSDI Future Directions Forging Partnerships with Purpose Making the Framework Real Communicating the Message Realize NSDI vision of “current geospatial data being readily available across the country”
NGPO Core Team Sponsors of Study Teams Prepare Final Plan and Report for USGS Director “Pillars” Ivan DeLoatch, Federal Geographic Data Committee Mark DeMulder, Geospatial One Stop Hank Garie, Cooperative Topographic Mapping Program Bob Pierce, Interior Enterprise Geographic Information Management Stan Ponce, Partnerships and External Coordination
Study Teams Unified Geospatial Enterprise Architecture Core Team Sponsor – Ivan DeLoatch Geospatial Technology Integration Core Team Sponsor – Hank Garie Partnership Offices Core Team Sponsor – Stan Ponce Unified NSDI Web Presence Core Team Sponsor – Bob Pierce Measuring Geospatial Investments Core Team Sponsor – Mark DeMulder USGS Geospatial Products and Services Core Team Sponsor – Mark DeMulder
Unified Geospatial Enterprise Architecture Context Enterprise Architecture for NSDI Federal Enterprise Architecture EA in Federal and state agencies Charge Recommend an approach for unifying disparate geospatial architecture efforts, aligning them with the Federal Enterprise Architecture and accommodating the needs of the non-Federal community
Geospatial Technology Integration Context Disparate, confusing systems Customers need better service from systems Redundant and duplicative systems are not economical Charge Develop a technical vision, “modernization blueprint,” and a systems integration plan for NGPO systems
Partnership Offices Context Existing Mapping Partnership Offices Expanding expectations Landscape is where things happen Charge Develop a plan for restructuring and re-scoping USGS Mapping Partnership Offices and the mapping liaison function to represent full portfolio of NGPO activities
Unified NSDI Web Presence Context Current Web presence lacks coherence Potential of the Web to be realized Charge Develop a plan to unify Web activities of the individual entities of the NGPO and create a unified NSDI Web presence
Measuring Geospatial Investments Context Recent questions and findings from GAO, OMB, etc. Responsible to taxpayers and stakeholders Charge Develop a proposal for how the NGPO might assist OMB in measuring geospatial investments and developing an investment strategy for the Federal Government
USGS Geospatial Products and Services Context Proud history of products and services Continued and changing demand Managing customer expectations Charge Develop recommendations for a suite of 21 st century geospatial products and services that USGS is uniquely positioned to offer
Engaging Customers and Partners National meetings Focus groups and teams Peer reviews and reports Additional listening sessions Email input firstname.lastname@example.org
Framing Your Comments Aligning Geospatial Programs: What’s the Harmony? Partnerships: What’s the Right Relationship? USGS Products and Services: What’s the Future Market?