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December 16, 2010 FGDC Standards WG meeting

The FGDC Standards Working Group held a special teleconference/web meeting on December 16, 2010 to consider recommendation of the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard for FGDC Coordination Group approval for FGDC endorsement.

At the teleconference/web meeting, the Address Standard Working Group discussed outreach for public review, public review comments, response to public comments, and preparation of the final draft for the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard [ presentation]. 

Rick Pearsall of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency raised issues about normative and informative references in Appendix A: Reference Standards and Specifications.  Rick has taken an action to recommend changes to Appendix A. In addition, a number of typos were identified.  The most substantive issue concerned the requirement in the Standard to use short English names to identify countries, as opposed to digraphs and trigraphs specified in ISO 3166, Codes for the Representation of Names of Countries and their Subdivisions.  ISO 3166 is an FGDC-endorsed standard. Names are not normative in ISO 3166. Ed Wells of the Address Standard Working Group said that the standard would be revised to state that short English names are preferred, but digraphs and trigraphs will be allowed.  Other issues raised during the conference call/web meeting were not deemed substantive enough to prevent this standard going forward for FGDC Coordination Group approval for FGDC endorsement.

Robin Fegeas of the U.S. Geological Survey moved that the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard be recommended for FGDC Coordination Group approval for FGDC endorsement, provided that changes concerning references, typos, and country name and code issues are made to the Standard.  The motion was seconded, and then adopted.  The United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard will be forwarded to FGDC Coordination Group for review and approval for FGDC endorsement after changes have been made to the Standard.

Participants

Hilary Perkins, Address Standard Working Group (ASWG)
Jerry Cole, Department of Defense
Martha Wells, Spatial Focus, ASWG
Larry Tanner, Department of Defense - Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
craig Adams, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Robert Hammond, DLA
Anne O'Connor, U.S.Census Bureau
Rick Pearsall, Department of Defense, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Kevin Kirby, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Ed Wells, ASWG
Rob Shankman, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Matt Yurman,Spatial Focus
Dale Yeakel, DLA
Robin Fegeas, U.S. Geological Survey
Sara Yurman, Spatial Focus, ASWG
Ken Denson, Spatial Focus
John Cargile, Spatial Focus
Bob Watkins, Spatial Focus
Carl Anderson,Spatial Focus, ASWG
Wendy Nelson,Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
Brian Stiff, Office of the Secretary of Defense

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