2017 NSDI Strategic Planning Process

NEW NSDI Strategic Framework Document Released - December 2016

The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) has initiated a process to develop an updated 2017 strategic plan for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).  The new 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 multiple opportunities for participation and input through meetings of 
the FGDC Coordination Group, the FGDC Steering Committee, and the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, as well as sessions at professional meetings and conferences. FGDC plans to engage with leaders of key geospatial organizations in the planning process, gather initial input, and seek continuing involvement.

Draft NSDI Strategic Framework Available for Review and Feedback

The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is seeking feedback on the draft strategic framework for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).  This draft framework has been developed with inputs from multiple sources. These inputs have included forums for leaders of key geospatial organizations, workshops for Federal leaders, sessions at geospatial professional conferences, and public meetings of the FGDC Coordination Group, the FGDC Steering Committee, and the National Geospatial Advisory Committee. The ideas and suggestions we have received from partners have been instrumental in shaping this document.  Following the feedback opportunity, a revised version of the framework will be prepared for final review by the FGDC Steering Committee.  Following completion of the high-level strategic framework, the FGDC will develop a final strategic plan and implementation approach in 2017. 

DATES:  Feedback can be submitted  to nsdicomments@fgdc.gov by Wednesday, November 23, 2016.  
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey (206-220-4621).

Strategic Planning Activities