Strategic and Business Plan Development in Support of the NSDI Future Directions Fifty States Initiative
From Fall 2007 through Spring 2008, New York State conducted a statewide GIS strategic planning process. This process was overseen by the New York State GIS Coordinating Body and New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination (CSCIC), which operates the state’s GIS coordination program. The project consisted of 3 phases:
- Information Gathering, which included stakeholder workshops.
- Synthesis and Strategizing, which included deliberations with both the Coordinating Body and CSCIC management aimed at identifying recommendations that would leverage existing strengths and address weaknesses.
- Plan Authoring and Approval, which included drafting the Strategic Plan and initiating a consensus-building process through the solicitation and incorporation of broad-based feedback on an initial draft of the plan.
Jeffrey M. Volpe
Frank J. Kenney, USGS Geosptial Liaison for New York
Link to more information about the 50 States Initiative