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Working Groups & Subcommittees

To effectively address specific geospatial issues at a more granular level of detail, the FGDC is organized in to smaller subcommittees and working groups. This organization is best described as a grid of data themed subcommittees and crosscutting working groups as shown graphically below.

Subcommittees

FGDC subcommittees are comprised of representatives from Federal agencies and FGDC recognized stakeholder groups who share a common interest in specific types of geospatial data - typically those geospatial data themes specified by OMB Circular A-16 (Coordination of Geographic Information and Related Spatial Data Activities). Each subcommittee focuses on issues that pertain to coordination and standards associated with a geospatial data theme with regard to data collection, access, exchange, and applications using those data.

Working Groups

FGDC working groups are comprised of representatives from Federal agencies and FGDC recognized stakeholder groups who have common interests that cross-cut or affect several data theme-based subcommittees. Examples of these working groups are data standards, framework, clearinghouse, homeland security, etc.

 

FGDC SC - WG Structure Graphic

 

Figure: FGDC Working Groups & Thematic Subcommittees

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2013 06:28 PM
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