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Report Format for Demonstration of Geospatial Data Partnerships across Local, State, Tribal, and Federal Government

Category 7: 2010

Please use this format to develop interim and final reports. Keep the reports short and to the point.  All reports will be posted to the FGDC grants Web site.

1. Interim Report Format

Date:
Agreement Number:
Project title:
Interim Final Report
Organization:
Name, Mailing Address, Web Address
Principal Investigator: Name, Telephone Number, Email Address
Collaborating Organizations: Organization Name, Contact Name, Mailing Address, Web Address

Project Narrative
In writing the report keep in mind the goals of your project which can be realized through documenting, sharing and promulgating best practices for integrating data across levels of government.

Please include:
Summary of project activities that address enhancing, expanding and documenting the best practice
Key accomplishments to date
How inclusive is your effort? What have you done to bring new stakeholder groups or organizations into the coordination effort?
What practices or activities led to success? What practices or activities have not?

If any photographs, graphics, or illustrations of the project in action are highly desirable. If available, please include a few.

Next Steps
Describe the next steps in your project
Where do you need assistance?
What type of assistance do you need?

Revised Timeline
Is your project proceeding on its original timeline?
Do you expect to complete your project on the scheduled completion date?
If not, request a time extension by providing a justification for previous and expected delays, and then identify a new completion date.

Attachments
Drafts of best practice documentation and presentation materials that may be available


2. Final Report Format

Date:
Agreement Number:
Project title:
Final Final Report
Organization:
Name, Mailing Address, Web Address
Principal Investigator: Name, Telephone Number, Email Address
Collaborating Organizations: Organization Name, Contact Name, Mailing Address, Web Address

Executive Summary
Write a short paragraph (under 250 words) describing the key successes or outcomes of the project.

Project Narrative
In writing the report keep in mind the goals of your project which can be realized through documenting, sharing and promulgating best practices for integrating data across levels of government.

a. Summary of the data integration elements of project; data layers implemented, partners involved, agreements, technical solutions, enhancement and expansion of the starting point best practice.  Explain how statewide coordination did affected the result of this project. Based on your experience what would you recommend for implementation and development for others to successfully implementing a best practice (technical, institutional and organizational)?

b. Describe the documentation, publication materials, and presentations made as a result of this project.

c. Describe additional details regarding the data themes provided to The National Map. Are there any use restrictions? Are your map services and data documentation (metadata) registered in Geospatial One-Stop? Describe the operational capability for the participating partners to maintain, update and serve these and any additional themes of data from the local maintainer to the state holding to The National Map?
 
d. Discuss the issues, difficulties, and challenges (technical, institutional, and organizational) that were encountered.

e. Describe your relationship and issues with the USGS. Has a formal ongoing agreement been established to provide data to The National Map? Describe your plans for follow-on activities. What are the terms and mutual commitment of resources? Please attach copy of written agreement if available.

If any photographs, graphics, or illustrations of the project in action are highly desirable. If available, please include a few.

Next Steps
Describe the next steps in your project.
How will this project continue into the future and remain viable?
Where do you need assistance?
What type of assistance do you need?

Attachments
Copies of completed web or presentation materials or published articles
Completed document(s) formally describing the best practice

Provide Feedback on the Cooperative Agreements Program
What are the CAP Program strengths and weaknesses?
Where did this cooperative agreement “make a difference” to your State?
Was the assistance you received sufficient or effective?
What would you recommend that the FGDC do differently?
Are there factors that are missing or additional needs that should be considered?
Are there program management concerns that need to be addressed, such as the time frame?
If you were to do this again, what would you do differently?

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