The FGDC Coordination Group (CG) advises on the day-to-day business of the FGDC. It is charged with the identification, prioritization, implementation, coordination, and oversight of strategies and tasks required to support the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and to coordinate Federal geospatial programs to that end.  The Coordination Group is accountable to, and provides recommendations to, the FGDC Steering Committee and its Executive Committee, which are the policy‐level interagency authorities responsible for providing leadership and direction to the FGDC.

Coordination Group members and alternates are appointed by each FGDC member agency’s Senior Agency Official for Geospatial Information (SAOGI), who serves as the agency’s FGDC Steering Committee member.

The CG also recommends the establishment of FGDC Subcommittees and Working Groups and reviews their workplans and progress updates regularly at standing meetings.

Read the Coordination Group Charter for more information about the responsibilities, membership, authorities and decision making processes of the Coordination Group.


FGDC Coordination Group meets on the second tuesday of every month in the Washington DC area or via web meetings. Most Meetings are open to the public.


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Collaboration Tools for CG Members
  • FGDC community on myUSGS - This is a Federal member only site where meeting minutes, CG pre-meeting materials and other FGDC materials are posted.  If you are a Federal employee, you can request access by sending an email to