Subcommittee on Cultural and Demographic Data (SCDD) Status of 1997 Work Plan Actions
|Goal One: Increase the awareness and understanding of the vision, concepts, and benefits of the NSDI through outreach and education. |
STATUS: Although the SCDD held a limited number of meetings in 1997, each meeting included either a demonstration or presentation on a topic of interest. 1997 topics included: (1) an explanation of reasons for and changes to the Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (proposed revision to existing standard), (2) an overview of the FGDC Thematic Feature Registry and demonstration of available tools, and (3) the Census Bureau's Master Address File (MAF).
STATUS: A committee draft supplemental standard was completed in early 1997 and submitted to the Standards Working Group (SWG) for approval for public review. The SWG has delayed considering the committee draft supplemental standard for public review until the revised Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata receives FGDC-endorsement; it is unclear when the revised Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata will be endorsed.
STATUS: The target date of this action, December 1997 will not be met. The SCDD began work in earnest on this standard in July 1997. To date, existing agency-based address content standards have been reviewed, one-on-one interviews with member agencies to determine requirements are being conducted, and an entity model is being developed. The target date for this action is now September 1998.
STATUS: The SCDD Chairperson has actively participated, and will continue to participate, in the FGDC-sponsored Framework meetings. In 1997, meetings were held in Seattle, WA and Baltimore, MD. As the SCDD has the thematic responsibility for and is developing address standards, the SCDD is extremely interested in the address component of Framework. Through his participation in the Framework meetings, the SCDD chairperson learns of Framework needs in the area of address standards and communicates these needs to the SCDD members along with other items of interest, such as status and impact of work of other Framework activities.