The 2009 CAP announcement is available here
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Category 1: Metadata
Trainer and Outreach Assistance provides assistance to
organizations with NSDI expertise knowledge and experience in assisting
other organizations with the training and implementation of
metadata. Up to $25,000 per project. Category Lead - Sharon
Category 2: Behind the Portal -
Use of GOS Map and Data
The Geospatial One-Stop Portal provides a human user interface
to locate, visualize, and download domestic geospatial data. Because
the GOS Portal, geodata.gov, supports standard formats and protocols,
its catalog service interfaces allow search and retrieval of metadata
on data, services, and other resource types referenced by URL that may
be consumed by external clients such as desktop GIS, geo browsers, and
other client software. Syndicated feeds of geospatial metadata based on
a standing query can also be generated by the portal. In addition, the
harvested GOS metadata are exposed for web crawlers and search engines
to consume and provide exposure to a broader user community. Map and
data services that are provided by publishers in GOS can be used by
traversing the links exposed through these various methods, and not
only through the traditional browser, but also through commercial and
open-source clients to support diverse business processes.
The objective of this category is to promote the development and
sharing of client or server-mediated applications (e.g. desktop GIS,
decision support software, models, other portals) that can access and
exploit the geospatial data and services referenced by GOS in support
of a specific transferable and popular geographic or discipline
requirement. Up to $40,000 per project. Category Lead - Doug
Fifty States Initiative
Projects will develop and implement statewide strategic and business
plans that will facilitate the coordination of programs, policies,
technologies, and resources that enable the coordination, collection,
documentation, discovery, distribution, exchange and maintenance of
geospatial information in support of the NSDI and the objectives of the
Fifty States Initiative Action Plan. Up to $47,000 per project.
Category Lead - Milo Robinson. Go here for more
information about this initiative.
Enabling Use of Government Tabular Data in a Geographic
Abundant 'business' data within
all levels of government include reference to a location by address,
code, or coordinates. These data frequently reside in a database,
spreadsheet, or file but may not have been used to create a map or to
perform geographic analysis. In short, they are not being exploited by
their owners as geographic data. The Office of Management and Budget’s
Geospatial Line of Business identifies an inherent benefit in the
ability to access, exchange, and visualize such loosely-georeferenced
tabular information with other geospatial data for analysis and
applications. As the conversion of such tabular data into "geo-enabled"
data sets is not straightforward to the non-GIS community, the FGDC
seeks collaborative development with a company to publish a shared
public web service that can make geo-enablement easy and productive.
The objective of this CAP Category is to develop, demonstrate, and
operate a high-performance, public standards-based Web Service to
create geospatial datasets automatically from tabular government data
merged with geospatial features. Resulting data and services will allow
the data to be discovered, accessed, and applied in its geographic
context. A demonstration by the awardee of the process with at least
three strategic Federal government data sets is also an expected
outcome. Up to $150,000. Category Lead - Doug Nebert.
Category 5: Building Data Stewardship for The National
Map and the NSDI will assist organizations and consortia
to develop stewardship agreements and capabilities that provide long
term maintenance of transportation geospatial information that serves
Federal, State, Tribal, regional and local community needs.
Participation is sought from those organizations with existing
transportation data and services considering long-term maintenance of
the data that is of interest to The National Map and its users.
Funds may help participants overcome impediments to participation and
improvements to their data and services as part of the
Primary needs for transportation data
are updates for features, attributes, and geometry of roads, railroads,
trails and airports in The National Map. The
data will be part of a national data inventory of consistent, seamless,
integrated data that is continuously improved through the incorporation
of data updates from the data community. Up
to $50,000 per project. Category Lead - Paul Wiese.
Category 6: FGDC Standards Development and Implementation
Assistance and Outreach (excluding Metadata Standards) will
provide funding to organizations to assist in the development of and/or
implementation of standards in the FGDC standards program of work other
than those for metadata (see category 1 above). This category can
provide support that will assist in advancing a draft standard through
the FGDC standards process or implementing an FGDC-endorsed
standard. In many cases, there are few, if any, materials that
can be used to guide others when implementing an FGDC-endorsed standard
in their organization. Without materials that document best
practices, provide experienced advice, and new techniques, an
implementing organization has a steep learning curve. This
category can provide materials that provide step-by-step assistance, or
at least, a roadmap for implementing FGDC-endorsed standards. Up to
$25,000 per project. Category Lead - Julie Binder Maitra.
Demonstration of Geospatial Data Partnerships across Local, State and
The vision for the NSDI includes the integration of all levels
of government including the processes for local data to feed into State
holdings, which then feed into Federal programs such as The
National Map. This category will support the further
development and documentation of partnerships and processes to
implement this nested approach for one or more data themes of NSDI
using The National Map. Up to $75,000 per project.
Category Lead - Tracy Fuller.
• See the CAP Project
Administrative Guidance for information about correspondence,
reimbursement, modifications, and reporting for CAP projects.