The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) is a Federal Advisory Committee sponsored by the Department of the Interior under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The NGAC reports to the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (Secretary of the Interior or designee). The scope and objectives of the NGAC are described in the NGAC Charter: “The Committee will provide advice and recommendations related to management of Federal and national geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-16 and Executive Order 12906. The Committee will review and comment upon geospatial policy and management issues and will provide a forum to convey views representative of non-federal stakeholders in the geospatial community." NGAC is one of the primary ways that the FGDC collaborates with its broad network of partners.
- NGAC 2017 Transition Recommendations
- NGAC Paper – The Changing Geospatial Landscape – A Second Look (pdf)
- NGAC Geospatial Strategy Paper (pdf)
- NGAC Innovative Strategies Paper (pdf)
- The Value Proposition for Ten Landsat Applications (pdf)
- Landsat Data Use and Charges (pdf)
- Landsat Product Improvement Paper (pdf)
- Landsat Cloud Computing Paper (pdf)
- NGAC Geospatial Workforce Development Paper (pdf)
- NGAC Interagency Data Sharing Paper (pdf)
The NGAC holds three to four public meetings each year. The public is invited to attend and offer comments at all committee meetings, which are announced by publication in the Federal Register at least 15 days before the meeting date.