2003 NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program

Funding Categories and Awarded Projects for the 2003 Cooperative Agreements Program

The 2003 program provided approximately $1,076,000 to 51 organizations in five categories.

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Category 1: Metadata Implementation Assistance Projects
Creating data about geospatial data (metadata) is an important first step in implementing the NSDI. These projects focus on acquiring the knowledge and experience to create metadata for clearinghouse discovery. Up to $9,000 per project, 24 awards.

Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science
Alaska SeaLife Center
Seward, AK
Michael Pendergast
Collaborator: Kenai Fjords National Park
Wabasha County
Wabasha, MN
Rich Swanson
Collaborator: GISRDC
Northern Arizona University
Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research
Flagstaff, AZ
Neil Cobb
Eastern Carolina Council of Governments
New Bern, NC
Alex W. Rickard
Collaborators: Jones Co. Tax Dept., Town of Emerald Isle, City of Havelock
Pima County Department of Transportation and Flood Control District
Tucson, AZ
Steve Whitney
Collaborators: AZ State Cartographers Office, AZ
Clearinghouse Node for Spatial Data
City of Dover
Community Services Department
Dover, NH
Kathleen Meyers
County of Monterey
Salinas, CA
Carl E. Drummond
Collaborators: Cities of Carmel, Marina, Monterey, Pacific
Grove, Salinas & Seaside
Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
Dayton, OH
Michael Lucas
Collaborator: Montgomery/Greene Local Emergency Response Council
County of Napa
Napa, CA
Mignon Everett

Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Geological Survey
Columbus, OH
James McDonald
Collaborator: Ohio Dept of Transportation
Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, CA
Ricardo Rodriquez
Collaborators: Counties of Santa Clara & Santa Cruz
Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Pittsburg, PA
Christine L. Harvey
Collaborators: NatureServe, U.S. Geological Survey-NBII


Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area- NPS
Thousand Oaks, CA
Denise Kamradt
Collaborators: Resource Conservation District of Santa
Monica Mountains, Cabrillo National Monument, Channel
Islands National Park
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
Pierre, SD
Ron Woodburn
Collaborator: SD Bureau of Information and Telecommunications
City of Clearwater
Clearwater, FL
Dave Larremorecom
City of Lubbock
Lubbock, TX
Sally Still Abbe
East Baton Rouge Parish Planning Commission
Baton Rouge, LA
Troy Bunch
Utah State University
Logan, UT
John Lowry
University of Maryland
Center for Environmental Science
Cambridge, MD
Dan Fiscus
Collaborators: Appalachian & Horn Point Laboratories
James Madison University
College of Integrated Science and Technology
Harrisonburg, VA
James W. Wilson,
Collaborators: 20 local governments & Virginia Geographic
Information Network
NOAA/NESDIS National Oceanographic Data Center
Silver Spring, MD
Sheri Philips
Lamoille County Natural Resources
Conservation District & Nature Center
Morrisville, VT
Allison Cardwell
Collaborators: VT Dept. of Environmental Conservation –
River Management Program; Lamoille County Regional
Planning Commission; VT Dept. of Agriculture, Food &
Markets; US Dept. of Agriculture.
Silent Spring Institute
Newton, MA
Theresa Kennedy
Collaborator: Cape Cod Commission
Colville Confederated Tribes
Nespelem, WA
Grant Timetwa

Category 2: Metadata Trainer Assistance
Understanding the metadata standard, and how to apply it to one’s data is a difficult first step in implementing data discovery through the clearinghouse. These metadata trainer projects provide metadata training to other organizations that need it. Up to $25,000 per project, 6 awards.

Land Information Access Association
Transverse City, MI
Dave Frey
Arlington, VA
Lynn Kutner
Vivian Hutchinson
Bruce Westcott
Louisiana Geographic Information Center
School of the Coast and the Environment
Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA
Craig Johnson
Tennessee Geographic Information Council
Oak Ridge, TN
Sam Moffat
Joe Sewash
National Park Service
Inventory and Monitoring Program

Natural Resource Information Division
Fort Collins, CO
Lisa Nelson
Chris Dietrich
Joe Gregson
Texas Department of Information Resources
Austin, TX
Michael Ouimet
Collaborators: Texas Natural Resources Information
System, Texas Geographic Information Council

Category 3: Metadata Outreach

These projects extend metadata programs in providing resources and staff to other organizations in innovative approaches to the implementation and service of metadata. This is a new CAP funding category in 2003. Up to $40,000 per project, 13 awards.

US Geological Survey
National Biological Information Infrastructure
Reston, VA
Vivian Hutchison
Collaborators: International Assoc. of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, NatureServe, Organization of Fish and Wildlife Managers, US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Nationwide scope.
Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access
The Geospatial Data Clearinghouse for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Maurie Caitlin Kelly
Chris Pfeiffer
Collaborators: PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA Dept. of Environment Protection, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Delaware River Basin Commission, The Heritage Conservancy, Natural Lands Trust, PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers, Ducks Unlimited Inc, Londonderry School.
Statewide scope.
North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Raleigh, NC
Zsolt Nagyt
Tom Tribble
Collaborators: NC Geographic Coordinating Council, GICC/Local Government Committee.
Statewide county & city government scope.
Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
Dr. Fredrick Limp
Shane Covington
John Wilson
Brian Culpepper
Collaborators: State Land Information Board, Arkansas Geographic Information Office.
Local and statewide in scope.
University of Idaho Library
Moscow, ID
Lily Wai
Bruce Godfrey
Frank Roberts
Linnea Marshall
Collaborator: Coeur d’Alene Tribe GIS
Statewide scope.
Utah Division of Information Technology Services
Automated Geographic Reference Center

Salt Lake City, UT
Dennis Goreham, 801.538.3163, dgroeham@utah.gov
Collaborators: US Bureau of the Census, US Geological Survey.
Statewide county and municipal scope.
Land Management Information Center
St. Paul, MN
Chris Cialek
Nancy Rader
Susanne Maeders
Collaborator: Minnesota State Archives
Statewide scope.
New Mexico State University
Department of Geography
Las Cruces, NM
Dr. Robert J. Czerniak
Matthew E. Rich
Collaborators: NM Property Tax Division, NM Highway and Transportation Department
Statewide focus on rural counties.
Barrow Arctic Science Consortium
Barrow, AK
Allison Graves
Robert Bulger
Collaborators: NSF Arctic System Science Data Coordination Center, Arctic Ecology Laboratory, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Cincinnati, Alaska Data Visualization and Analysis Lab, North Slope Borough GIS, Nature Conservancy of Alaska.
Barrow regional focus.
Earth Data Analysis Center
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Amelia M. Budge
Karl Benedict
Arleen Montoya-Anaya
State and local agencies in scope.
Center for GIS at Towson University
Towson, MD
David Sides
Matt Felton
Joe Bizzell
Michael Bentivegna
Collaborator: Maryland Geographic Information Committee
Statewide and local government in scope.
County of Ventura
Geographic Information Services Information Systems Department
Ventura, CA
Dawn Robbins, 805.477.7162,
Collaborators: Channel Islands Regional GIS Collaborative, California Environmental Resources Evaluation System, Central Coast Joint Data Committee.
Regional, state, federal, educational, non-profit, private sector organizations in scope.

Water Resource Institute
California State University-San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA
Jeff Davis
Dr. Mark Kumler
Lisa Pierce
Collaborators: Southeastern California GIS Council, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District.
Regional city and tribal governments, and conservation agency in scope.

Category 4: Clearinghouse Integration with OpenGIS Services
These projects extend NSDI Clearinghouse nodes with OpenGIS Consortium compliant web mapping or web feature service capabilities. This allows linking to and viewing geospatial data from metadata in the clearinghouse utilizing embedded URL map requests. Up to $25,000 per project, 7 awards.

Maine Office of GIS
Augusta, ME
Dan Walters
Collaborator: Maine Library of Geographic Information Board


Geo Information Systems
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
David Lowther
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Dr. Chaowei Yang
Collaborators: Intergraph, University of Maryland – College Park

Natural Resource Information System
Montana State Library
Helena, MT
Duane Anderson
Collaborator: Geographic Information Systems Bureau
Indiana Geological Survey
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Rich T. Hill
Collaborator: Hamilton County
Oregon State University
Department of Geosciences
Corvallis, OR
Dawn Wright
Collaborators: Ecotrust, Oregon Ocean-Coastal Management Program
Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office
Madison, WI
Ted Koch

Category 5: Canadian/US Spatial Data Infrastructure Development
Building a spatial data framework in the Gulf of Maine to support benthic mapping for marine resource management. This project will initiate development of accessible geospatial data relating to the sea floor. The resulting infrastructure will be the Gulf of Maine Data Framework (GOMDF). The Federal Geographic Data Committee and GeoConnections Canada are jointly funding in parallel these projects. GeoConnections (www.geoconnections.org) is developing the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI). U.S. award $74,973. Canadian award $99,702.

US Lead
Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System
Portland, ME
Philip Bogden
             Canadian Lead
DM Solutions
Ottawa, ON
David McIlhagga