FGDC 2017 Annual Report now available

fgdc 2017 ar coverDear FGDC Community,

I am pleased to announce the release of the FGDC 2017 Annual Report. The report is available  here  for downloading in both high-resolution and low-resolution digital (.pdf) file format.  A limited number of printed versions will be available in mid-to-late March. If you would like a printed version, please contact Lucia Foulkes  at  lfoulkes@usgs.gov

This report provides a summary of program, management, and performance information and describes the FGDC’s actions during FY 2017.  This year’s lead story highlights some of the FGDC member agencies’ use of geospatial data and technology to support response and recovery efforts to last year’s hurricanes. The article includes examples that illustrate the critical value of geospatial applications and tools for preparedness, response, and recovery activities. The report also includes FY 2017 activities and accomplishments of the FGDC subcommittees and working groups.

Many thanks to all of the agencies and individuals for the work documented in the annual report, and thanks also to those who contributed to the report. 

Sincerely Yours,

Andrea Travnicek, Ph.D.
Acting Chair, FGDC