Related Projects

Committees and Working Groups

International Collaborations and Resources

The FGDC participates in international activities to help advance the NSDI efforts to develop, coordinate and promote standards, the NSDI vision, and raise awareness of the benefits of spatial data infrastructures globally.

  • United Nations
  • UNGGIM-Americas
  • Group on Earth Observations
  • Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
  • International Charter on Space and Major Disasters
    • The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters - The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters provides a unified system of space data acquisition and delivery to those affected by natural or man-made disasters through Authorized Users. Each member agency has committed resources to support the provisions of the Charter and thus is helping to mitigate the effects of disasters on human life and property.
  • OGC Domain Working Groups:
    • Earth Observation Exploitation Platform DWG - This OGC DWG charter defines the role for OGC activities within the Earth Observation Data Exploitation platform domain and provides an open forum for the discussion and presentation of interoperability requirements, use cases, pilots, and implementations of OGC standards in this domain.
    • Emergency and Disaster Management DWG - The mission of the Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM) DWG is to improve efficiency and effectiveness of users in all phases of emergency and disaster activities communities through changes and extensions to OGC Standards, which result in interoperable geospatial products and other information consumables that can be shared across these communities.
    • Health DWG - The OGC Health DWG enables OGC to identify and work with a representative group of market participants in the identification and prioritization of use cases, business and technical requirements that will provide the most significant value, or mitigate the most significant risks in this arena.
    • Citizen Science DWG - The OGC Citizen Science DWG is motivated to support citizen science, scientific research conducted in whole or in part by amateur scientists, by providing a forum for increasing understanding and demonstration of the benefits brought by the use of open standards and best practices.
    • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies DWG - The OGC Blockchain Distributed Ledger Technologies (BDLT) DWG operates to build understanding of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, as well as to identify the potential requirements for geospatial standardization within those technologies.
    • Artificial Intelligence in Geoinformatics DWG - The OGC GeoAI DWG works to identify use cases and applications related to AI in geospatial domains with particular emphasis on information synthesis, IoT (e.g., healthcare, smart energy), robots (e.g., manufacturing, self-driving vehicles), and ‘digital twins’ (e.g., smart buildings and cities).