Note: Working Group and Subcommittee Charter Updates

The Purpose of the National Boundaries Group (NBG) Group is to develop nationally consistent boundaries that are integrated using the same geographic base. The goal is to make sure federal boundary sources are consistent, accurate, and integrated. The NBG coordinates boundary information sharing among federal, state, local, tribal, and private organizations. In scope are the following goals:

  • Creating an open exchange of information about boundary data
  • Assuring availability of, and public access to, boundary data and associated metadata from distributed databases
  • Investigating, evaluating, promoting, and implementing new technologies to improve boundary accuracy and integration
  • Supporting coordination and standards goals, and objectives established by federal, national and international standards organizations

NBG Charter (pdf)

To learn more, visit the NBG page of the GeoPlatform.

The NBG is part of the Governmental Units, and Administrative and Statistical Boundaries Theme Community.

Federal agencies participating in the FGDC GGIM Working Group include the U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Interior (DOI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).