Award Number G11AC20050, Category 4: Fifty States Initiative: Business Plan Development and Implementation
The Multi-State Planning and Implementation of Geodetic Control Framework Components was a successful one. The improvements to the multi‐state control point database (MCPD) and web interface were successfully completed by GCS Research and the project team. In addition, the business plan for a Geopositioning Cooperative (GeoCoop) was developed by Croswell‐Schulte and the project team. The latter was the most successful accomplishment with much enthusiasm garnered in the region as a result of this plan. They are moving forward immediately toward implementation of this plan and would appreciate help from USGS FGDC in identifying funding sources for initial startup. As expected, clear and frequent communication among the project team was key to their successes as was a series of stakeholder outreach activities including a web‐survey, in person meeting, and follow‐up teleconference. As a direct result of these efforts much progress has been made toward building a solid working relationship with the precision agriculture community as potential end‐users of the GeoCoop.
R. J. Zimmer