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Soil Data Subcommittee 1998 Progress Report


PROGRESS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1998:

Goal Two -- Develop common solutions for discovery, access, and use of geospatial data in response to the needs of diverse communities.

    Objective 2 -- Support the evolution of common means to describe geospatial data sets.

      Action 1 -- Begin the development of a standard dealing with soil data from a specific location on the Earth's surface -- point data.

      Results: This did not get started.
      Status: Pending
      Barriers: Due to subcommittee members' time commitments to other activities, we have not been able to get together to begin this task. A teleconference was scheduled in October 1998, only one member participated besides the chair.
      Next Steps: The chair will contact individual members, and attempt to reschedule a teleconference to begin task. A proposal will likely be presented to SWG for approval process.

Goal Three -- Use community-based approaches to develop and maintain common collections of geospatial data for sound decision-making.

    Objective 3 -- Promote common classification systems, content standards, data models, and other common models to facilitate data development, sharing and use.

      Action 1 B Explore the possibility of adding a representative of NSGIC to the subcommittee membership

      Results: A non-federal representative was assigned to the subcommittee by NSGIC B Thomas Hill, Raleigh, NC.
      Status: Action item completed.

      Action 2 -- Begin the development of a standard dealing with soil data from a specific location on the Earth's surface -- point data.

      Results: This did not get started.
      Status: Pending
      Barriers: Due to subcommittee members' time commitments to other activities, we have not been able to get together to begin this task. A teleconference was scheduled in October 1998, only one member participated besides the chair.
      Next Steps: The chair will contact individual members, and attempt to reschedule a teleconference to begin task. A proposal will likely be presented to SWG for approval process.

      Action 3 B Work with the Standards Working Group and the USACE to input the Soil Geographic Data Standard into the Feature Registry.

      Results: Unknown B no feedback from USACE following their request for data.

Funding level: The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is providing approximately $10, - 15,000 per year towards participation on the Soil Data Subcommittee.

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