Geospatial Data Act of 2018

The Geospatial Data Act of 2018 (GDA) was signed into law by the President on October 5, 2018.  The GDA was included as a component of the FAA Reauthorization Act (H.R. 302, P.L. 115-254).  The GDA is now in U.S. Code, Title 43 – Public Lands, Chapter 46: GEOSPATIAL DATA. See the section cross-reference table below for a quick section mapping between the H.R. and U.S.C. versions. Note that documents provided here prior to September 2020 contained the HR section references. Resources, updates, and information about the GDA will be posted on this page as we work with partners to implement the Act.

Section cross-walk between H.R and U.S.C versions of GDA
43 USC Ch. 46 Section Title H.R. 302, PL 115-254
2801 Short Title; Findings 751
2801 Definitions 752
2802 Federal Geographic Data Committee 753
2803 National Geospatial Advisory Committee 754
2804 National Spatial Data Infrastructure 755
2805 National Geospatial Data Asset Data Themes 756
2806 Geospatial Data Standards 757
2807 GeoPlatform 758
2808 Covered Agency Responsibilities 759
2809 Limitation On Use of Federal Funds 759A
2810 Savings Provision 759B
2811 Private Sector 759C