June 12, 2007 meeting of FGDC Standards Working Group meeting

When Jun 12, 2007
from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Arlington, VA
Contact Name
Contact Phone 703 648 4627
Attendees Barry Reff (call-in, FEMA); Julie Binder Maitra (FGDC); Bill Wilen (FWS); Eric Linzey (NGS); Robin Fegeas (call-inUSGS); Kevin Mullane (call-in, USACE); Margaret Heber (EPA); Joe Evjen (NGS); John Evans (NASA/GST); Bill Tolar (FGDC); Emma Thomas (call-in); Jane Awl (call-in, TVA); Ky Ostergaard (call-in, Indus Corporation)
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All people planning to attend in person or participate by telecon shall notify Julie Binder Maitra no later than close of business, Friday, June 8, 2007.


U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 324a

Arlington, VA 22203


  • Driving: I-66 westbound exit Glebe Rd (left on Glebe, left on Fairfax, left on Vermont to guardhouse for basement garage), eastbound exit Fairfax Drive (left on Vermont). For a parking pass, contact Bill Wilen by email at Bill_Wilen@fws.gov or by phone at 703-358-2278

Telephone conferencing

  • 703-358-2020 id 2278 (ALL Federal employees and local calls)

  • 1-800-735-2854 conference id 2278 (Non-local States, NGO’s, and private organizations or individuals)


The main action is to vote to recommend that the FGDC Coordination Group approve releasing the draft Wetlands Mapping Standard for public review.

The FGDC Standards Working Group unanimously adopted the motion to recommend that the FGDC approve releasing the draft Wetlands Mapping Standard for public review.

In addition, several other FGDC standards activities will be discussed:

  • FGDC endorsement of standards from the ISO 19100 series of geographic information standards
  • Status of Framework Data Standard
  • Review of FGDC standards program of work
  • Development of procedures for withdrawing standards from the FGDC standards program of work
  • Public review of draft National Vegetation Classification Standard, Version 2.0, and draft Shoreline Data Content Standard
  • Develop and approval of Mining Data Standard through ASTM International, with plans for subsequent FGDC endorsement
  • Development of a database of ISO and ANSI/INCITS standards that provides users information about document pricing, rights, and normative references in one place.