NSDI Strategic Plan


Geospatial Economic Impact GraphicThe Geospatial Data Act of 2018 (GDA) describes the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) as “the technology, policies, criteria, standards, and employees necessary to promote geospatial data sharing throughout the Federal Government, State, tribal, and local governments, and the private sector (including nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education).”  The GDA also requires the FGDC to “lead the development and management of and operational decision making for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure strategic plan and geospatial data policy…”

2020 NSDI Strategic Plan

The FGDC has initiated a process to develop a new strategic plan for the NSDI.  The strategic plan, which will be developed through collaboration with partners and stakeholders, will provide a framework to improve the coordination and management of the Nation’s geospatial assets and guide the further development of the NSDI. As we develop the plan, we will provide opportunities for participation and input through meetings of the FGDC and the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, as well as sessions at professional meetings and conferences. FGDC will engage with leaders of key geospatial organizations to gather initial input and seek continuing involvement in the planning process. Information and resources about the 2020 NSDI plan will be posted here as the plan is developed.  A draft plan is scheduled to be issued in Summer 2020 for public comment.

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