Introducing the Doug D. Nebert NSDI Champion of the Year Award

The FGDC is pleased to announced the establishment of the Doug D. Nebert National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Champion of the Year Award in honor of a respected colleague, technical visionary, and recognized national and international leader in the establishment of spatial data infrastructures. Details of the nomination and award process will be made available in early 2016 via the FGDC Web site with the first award anticipated to be announced in Summer of 2016.

The vision of the NSDI is to assure that spatial data from multiple sources—Federal, State, Tribal, regional, and local governments, academia, and the private sector—are available and easily integrated to enhance the understanding of our physical and cultural world. Each year, the award will be announced in the FGDC Annual Report and will be presented to an individual or team representing Federal, State, Tribal, regional, and (or) local governments, academia, or nonprofit and professional organizations for development of an innovative and operational geospatial tool, application, or service capability used by multiple organizations. 

This NSDI award will be based on the following foundational precepts: 

  • Innovation and vision
  • Interoperability 
  • Use of standards 
  • Advancement of NSDI principles 
  • Service to communities of users 
  • Developed once, used by many 
  • Improved performance and service 
  • Real-world application 

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