2004 NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program

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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 and serve metadata for clearinghouse discovery. Up to $9,000 per project, 13 awards.

The Nature Conservancy
Anchorage, AK
Corinne Smith

PRBO Conservation Science
Stinson Beach, CA
Viola Toniolo

Alabama Natural Heritage Program
The Nature Conservatory
Montgomery, AL
Michael S. Barbour

Western Illinois University
McDonough County GIS Center
Macomb, IL
Dr. Charles Ehlschaeger

Gila County Public Works Division
Globe, Arizona
Thomas Homan

Region Five Development Commission (Region Five)
Staples, MN
Mary Harris

Water Resources Center
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota
Cecilia Berg

National Center for Biodefense Communications
Jackson State University
Jackson, Mississippi
Elizabeth J. Matlack
Center for Applied Geographic Information Science
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Paul Smith
Sitting Bull College
Department of Natural Resources
Fort Yates, ND
Linda Hugelen
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Concord, NH
Ellen d’Amico
Navigation Research and Development Center
Applied Research Laboratory
Penn State University
Warminster, PA
Marvin B. May
The Nature Conservancy, World Wide Office
Arlington, VA
Tyrone Guthrie

Category 2: Metadata Trainer and Outreach Assistance: These projects will extend metadata programs in providing resources and staff to other organizations in innovative approaches to the training, implementation, and service of metadata. Up to $30,000 per project, 10 awards.

University of Idaho Library
Moscow, Idaho
Lily Wai
Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Augusta, Maine
Kate King
Land Management Information Center
St. Paul, MN
Christopher Cialek
Nature Serve
Arlington, VA
Lynn Kutner
Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
Dr. Neil Cobb
California Geographic Information Association
Sacramento, CA
Mary Tsui
National Biological Information Organization
US Geological Survey
Reston, VA
Vivian Hutchison
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida Marine Research Institute
St. Petersburg, FL
Jill Trubey
Iowa Geographic Information Council
Creston, IA
Alan Jensen
Louisiana Geographic Information Center
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Craig Johnson

Category 3: Institution Building and Coordination: Projects in this category will enhance multi-jurisdictional organizational and institutional capacity to collaborate and to share digital geographic resources. Sharing geographic information across organizations and jurisdictional boundaries requires reaching agreement on a wide-range of technical, political and financial factors. Adoption of national standards lowers cost and facilitates participation in national programs such as Geospatial One-stop and the National Map. Up to $15,000 per project, 13 awards.

East Central Florida Regional Planning Council
Maitland, FL
Mark Sievers

Pennsylvania Mapping and Geographic Information
Lewisburg, PA
Chris Markel

Sonoma Ecology Center
Sonoma, CA
Deanne DiPietro

Wisconsin Department of Administration
Division of Enterprise Technology
Madison, WI
Anne Iwata

Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Boston, MA
Holly St. Clair
California Geographic Information Association
Sacramento, CA
Bruce Joffe

Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Augusta, ME
Dan Walters

Arkansas Geographic Information Office
Little Rock, Arkansas
Richie Pierce
Centralina Council of Governments
Charlotte, NC
Bob Henderson
City Connect Detroit
Detroit, MI
Geneva J. Williams
Bi-State Regional Commission
Rock Island, IL
Lisa J. Miller
NYPIRG’s Community Mapping Assistance Projecton behalf of OASIS
New York, NY
Steven Romalewski
University of Oregon-Community Service Center: Oregon Natural Hazard Workgroup
Eugene, OR
Andre LeDue

Category 4: OpenGIS Web Mapping: Projects will extend existing clearinghouse nodes serving metadata, to implement OpenGIS compliant web mapping service capabilities. Web mapping allows the graphic integration of data from different web sites and from different vendor platforms. $10,000 for each project.

Tennessee Valley Authority
Chattanooga, TN
Patricia Hamlett
Strategic Consulting International
Tulsa, OK
David Lowther

Category 5: Establishing Framework Data Services using OpenGIS Web Feature Service Specification: Projects will serve and use Framework data over the web using the OpenGIS Web Feature Service specification. Projects involve the collaboration of a data provider and a software provider. Web feature service will allow the return of ANSI/INCITS L1 feature data from a web request. Up to $75,000 per project, 6 awards.

Vermont Center for Geographic Information, Inc.
Waterbury, VT
David Brotzman
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Division of Fish and Wildlife
Saint Paul, MN
Robert Maki
Center for International Earth Science Information Network
Columbia University
New York, NY
Dr. Robert Chen

Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office
Madison, WI
Ted Koch
University of Arkansas
Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies
Fayetteville, AR
Fredrick Limp
GeoLeaders, LLC
Lake Ridge, VA
Jeff Harrison

Category 6: Participation in The National Map: This category provides assistance to organizations that are maintaining, updating and serving data in order to participate in The National Map. Project participants will overcome impediments to participation or take the next steps in establishing a long-term collaboration with The National Map. Up to $75,000 per project, 8 awards.

Towson University
Center for Geographic Information Science
Towson, MD
John Morgan
New Jersey Office of Information Technology Office of GIS
Trenton, NJ
Bruce Harrison
Land of Sky Regional Council
Asheville, NC
Jon Beck
Texas Natural Resources Information System
Texas Water Development Board
Austin, TX
Miguel Pavon
Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
Lincoln, NE
Rex Gittins
Washington State Dept. of Transportation
Geographic Services Division
Tumwater, WA
Tami Griffin
University of Missouri
Geographic Resources Center
Missouri Spatial Data Information Service
Columbia, MO
Timothy Haithcoat
West Virginia GIS Technical Center
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Kurt Donaldson

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