FGDC Steering Committee Approves the NSDI Strategic Plan for 2014-2016

On December 17, 2013, the FGDC Steering Committee approved the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Strategic Plan for 2014–2016. 

The Plan was developed during 2013 through extensive consultation with Federal agencies, the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC), and with partners and stakeholders across the geospatial community. This external input was instrumental in shaping the plan and in reflecting the perspectives of the broader geospatial community. The plan describes a shared national vision of the NSDI and includes a set of goals and objectives for the role of Federal agencies in achieving this vision:

The NSDI leverages investments in people, technology, data, and procedures to create and provide the geospatial knowledge required to understand, protect, and promote our national and global interests.

The goals and objectives in the plan define areas of critical importance to the continued development of the NSDI and provide a framework for the Federal geospatial community’s responsibilities over the next 3 years. 

The plan is posted at National Spatial Data Infrastructure Strategic Plan 2014–2016 (PDF)