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FGDC Collaborating in the Development of a Geospatial Profile for Enterprise Architecture
Draft Geospatial Modernization Blueprint Charter Available for Review
FGDC Releases NSDI Standards in Software Acquisitions
Article: A "Natural Resource" - Agencies Benefit from Metadata Development
Geospatial Profile of the FEA available for public review
Version 1.1 of the Geospatial Profile for the Federal Enterprise Architecture has been published at CIO.gov for agency and public review.
Final Geospatial Modernization Blueprint Charter and Factsheet available
Geospatial Profile for Enterprise Architecture Factsheet v0.5 now available
Updated February, 2006.
Geospatial Line of Business Presidential Initiative
The Geospatial LoB will identify opportunities for optimizing and consolidating Federal geospatial-related investments to reduce the cost of government and improve services to citizens. Cross-agency coordination of geospatial activities is still lacking and is needed to help identify, consolidate, and/or eliminate redundant investments. The establishment of the Geospatial LoB will result in a more coordinated approach to producing, maintaining, and using geospatial data, and will ensure sustainable participation from Federal partners to establish a collaborative model for geospatial-related activities and investments.
Department of Homeland Security Geospatial Data Model Review
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Geospatial Management Office (GMO) has developed this DHS Geospatial Data Model (DHS GDM) in support of urgent DHS mission requirements. This DHS GDM is a standards based, logical data model to be used for collection, discovery, storage, and sharing of homeland security geospatial data. The model will support development of the Department’s services-based geospatial architecture, and will serve as an extract, transform, and load (ETL) template for content aggregation.
July Interagency Hurricane Preparedness WebEx
An interagency conference call / WebEx was held on July 25 for Federal agencies to share geospatial data holdings and websites useful for hurricane preparedness and response. Discussion included response needs and information gaps.
Summer 2006 FGDC Newsletter now available
2005 FGDC Annual Report now available
The FY 2005 FGDC Annual Report is now available.
Marine Managed Areas: Best Practices for Boundary Making is now available
FY 06 Annual Report Data Call - Due Oct 31
Please submit your survey, success story or other contribution or materials to Roxanne Lamb, rhlamb@usgs.gov by October 31.
2007 NSDI CAP Grants - now open
Closing date: January 26, 2007
FGDC 2006 Winter Newletter now available
NRC study report: Successful Response Starts with a Map
National Research Council (NRC) releases new study report "Successful Response Starts with a Map"
Updated Geospatial Modernization Blueprint is available
The Geospatial Modernization Blueprint is being created through a planning process that defines how geospatial data and technology will be used to enhance the business activities of the Department of the Interior (DOI) in support of its mission and goals. All the DOI bureaus are participating in this process to ensure that their missions and goals will also be supported.
Announcing "Spatially Speaking" - Monthly Update
Call for nominations for the new National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC)
2006 FGDC Annual Report now available online
Department of Homeland Security Geospatial Data Model (Version 1.2) Review
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Geospatial Management Office (GMO) has developed this DHS Geospatial Data Model (DHS GDM) in support of urgent DHS mission requirements. This DHS GDM is a standards based, logical data model to be used for collection, discovery, storage, and sharing of homeland security geospatial data. The model will support development of the Department’s services-based geospatial architecture, and will serve as an extract, transform, and load (ETL) template for content aggregation.
FGDC 2007 Summer Newsletter now available
Spatially Speaking - October 2007 edition now available
Monthly Update from FGDC
DHS GDM v1.2 - New user guide, open-source tool, and data dictionary now available
Spatially Speaking - November 2007 edition now available
Monthly Update from FGDC
2008 NSDI CAP Submission Period Now Closed
Spatially Speaking - January 2008 edition now available
Monthly Update from FGDC
FGDC 2007 Winter Newsletter now available
Secretary Kempthorne Names Members of National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Department of Homeland Security Geospatial Data Model (Version 2.0) Review
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Geospatial Management Office (GMO) has developed this DHS Geospatial Data Model (DHS GDM) in support of urgent DHS mission requirements. This DHS GDM is a standards based, logical data model to be used for collection, discovery, storage, and sharing of homeland security geospatial data. The model will support development of the Department’s services-based geospatial architecture, and will serve as an extract, transform, and load (ETL) template for content aggregation.
2008 NSDI CAP proposals selected
2007 FGDC Annual Report now available online
FGDC 2008 Summer Newsletter now available
Department of Homeland Security Geospatial Data Model (Version 2.5) Review
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Geospatial Management Office (GMO) has developed this DHS Geospatial Data Model (DHS GDM) in support of urgent DHS mission requirements. This DHS GDM is a standards based, logical data model to be used for collection, discovery, storage, and sharing of homeland security geospatial data. The model will support development of the Department’s services-based geospatial architecture, and will serve as an extract, transform, and load (ETL) template for content aggregation.
2008 FGDC Annual Report now available
Download a copy or read online.
FGDC 2008 Winter Newsletter now available
Circular A-16 Supplemental Guidance Endorsed
NOAA Names First Woman to Direct National Geodetic Survey
Newest Version of EPA Metadata Editor (v3) Now Available for Download
Feds Buy Smart, announcing issuance of new Geospatial SmartBuy Request for Quotation
FGDC & GeoConnections, Canada, hosting First Nations and Tribal Government geospatial Workshop
June 14, 2009
FGDC 2009 Summer Newsletter now available
FWS announces availability of Cadastral Geodatabase
Geospatial Information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Current Issues and Future Challenges
50 States: Revised Strategic and Business Plan Guidelines
Carbon Project Releases Open Source Dashboard for Geodata.gov
NSDI CAP is making a difference
Fifty State Measures of Progress Report Now Available
Fifty States Next Steps Report
2009 FGDC Annual Report now available
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Invitation - USGS celebrating 125th anniversary of its national program for topographic mapping
(1884–2009)
Feds Buy Smart, Announcing Award of New Geospatial SmartBUY Agreement
Dec 17, 2009
Interior Department Announces Appointments to National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Department of the Interior Seeks Nominations for National Geospatial Advisory Committee
FGDC Imagery for the Nation RFI Released
FGDC Summer 2010 Newsletter now available
FGDC endorses over 60 external standards
Invitation - 3nd Annual Spatial Ontology Community of Practice Workshop: Development, Implementation and Use of GeoSpatial Ontologies and Semantics
Workshop on spatial semantics and ontologies at the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Center on Friday December 3, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Invitation - Submit your ideas on the Geospatial Platform
File Office Excel 2007 XML workbookGeoPlatform Roadmap v3 Comment Log.xlsx
OMB issues Circular A-16 Supplemental Guidance
Issued November 10, 2010
2011 NSDI CAP Training Webinar
Webinar recording posted on FGDC Web site.
2010 FGDC Annual Report now available
Download a copy or read online.
The National Map Users Conference and the Geospatial Information Science Workshop - Call for Abstracts Extended to Feb 6, 2011
File PDF documentfgdc-reply-to-NIST-RFI-03-04-2011.pdf
FGDC Responds to NIST RFI on effectiveness of Federal agency participation in standardization
New Version of EPA Metadata Editor (EME) Released
Geospatial Platform Roadmap Version 4 Released
FGDC Steering Committee Meeting, June 7, 2011
FGDC endorses the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard
June 2011
Federal Geographic Data Committee Launches New Geospatial Website
FGDC 2011 Annual Report now available
Federal Trails Data Standards (FTDS) endorsed by FGDC
Summary of FGDC Metadata Summit is available
Announcing the 2012 NSDI CAP Awards
FGDC Metadata Guidance Updated
Introducing the Redesigned 'Geospatial Initiatives' section on the FGDC website
FGDC Steering Committee approves the Geospatial Platform Business Plan
NC GIS 2013 Conference Announced
FGDC 2012 Annual Report now available
FGDC Initiates New NSDI Strategic Plan
FGDC Steering Committee Endorses Revised A-16 NGDA Themes and Theme Lead Agencies List
FGDC Coordination Group June 2013 Meeting is Webinar Only
FGDC Seeks Comments on Draft NSDI Strategic Plan
FGDC invites participation in HIFLD WG Meeting focused on Climate Data and Mapping for Infrastructure Resilience
FGDC 2013 Annual Report now available
Unified Federal Review Coordination Group Action Item Update
Announcing the Availability of Geoplatform.gov / Data.gov Catalog Service for the Web
NGDA Management Plan Approved
2014 GSDI Small Grants Awarded
In memory of our colleague and friend Doug Nebert
North Carolina 2015 GIS Conference - "Mobile and Global"
FGDC 2014 Annual Report now available
HUD Releases Geospatial Storefront
U.S. Board on Geographic Names Celebrates 125TH Anniversary
A-16 NGDA Themes Crosswalk to Framework Themes
3DEP Data Acquisition Partnership Opportunities
FY15 BAA / FY16 Awards
PLSS Data Sets Catalog available through GeoPlatform.gov
2015 GSDI Small Grants Awarded