March 2, 2015 FGDC Standards Working Group meeting

When Mar 02, 2015
from 09:30 AM to 03:30 PM
Where USGS Headquarters, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192
Contact Name
Contact Phone 703-648-4627
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FGDC Conference Room 2A316
USGS Headquarters
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192
Non-USGS persons shall go through security: please RSVP


Monday, March 2, 2015 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Eastern time -0500

At start time of the conference, call one of the dial-in numbers: 
  • From the National Center in Reston, dial internally x4848 
  • From all other USGS/DOI locations, dial 703-648-4848 
  • From nonDOI locations, dial toll free 855-547-8255*  
 *The toll free number is provided as a courtesy for use by attendees that are working offsite. If you are unable to connect with the toll free number for any reason, please use 703-648-4848. 
After the voice prompt, please enter the Conference Security Code 42659090 followed by the # key. You will hear a tone confirming that you have successfully joined the conference call. If you weren't successful, you will hear another voice prompt with instructions. 
If you are disconnected for any reason, please dial in again using the instructions listed above. 
If you have any questions regarding the GSTalk Audio Bridge or if you experience any difficulties during your audio conference, please call the Service Desk at 703-648-7110 and choose option 1.

Web meeting

Meeting number: 719 813 463 


All times Eastern -0500

Time  Topic  Presenter 
9:30-10:00 AM SWG business

Julie Binder Maitra, FGDC OS
10:00-10:20 AM  NASA Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Standards Office (ESO)  Yonsook Enloe, ESO
10:20-10:50 AM final draft National Shoreline Data Content Standard

  • Presentation 
  • Provides a framework for shoreline data development, sharing, transformation and fusion. 
  • Provides technical guidance on shoreline semantics, data structures and their relationships. 
  • Defines common attributes or elements for shoreline data and provides suggested domains. 
  • Defines data models, schemas, entities, relationships, definitions, and crosswalks to related standards. 
  • Covers all shorelines of navigable waters within the U.S. and its territories. 
  • Legal controversy surrounds shoreline definitions because of boundary implications. This standard provides a framework inclusive of multiple shoreline interpretations and does not attempt to resolve disputed terminology. 
  • Applies to Water – Inland and Water - Oceans and Coasts NGDA Themes
Doug Graham, National Geodetic Survey (NGS)
11:00-11:30 AM  Standards DB Explorer Kristin Fishburn, USGS
11:30 AM-Noon draft Part 4: Geodetic Control (revised) of the Geographic Information Framework Data Standard

  • Presentation
  • Provides a common methodology for creating datasets of horizontal and vertical coordinate values for geodetic control points 
  • Provides a single data structure for relating coordinate values obtained by one geodetic survey method (for example, line-of-sight traverse) with coordinate values obtained by another method (for example, GNSS) 
  • Applies to any geodetic control dataset, but can be used as a model for other control points and coordinated points 
  • Facilitates a common methodology to create, manage, and share geodetic control datasets from various organizations 
  • Applies to Geodetic Control NGDA theme. 
Jeremy McHugh, NGS
Noon-1 PM  LUNCH   
1:00-1:30 PM  Geospatial standards for Canada; Geospatial Policies and Standards Classification and Inventory Cindy Mitchell and (Mr.) Jean Brodeur, Natural Resources Canada
1:30-1:50 PM  Review of draft revised SWG charter  Maitra
1:50-2:05 PM  Wrap-up
  • New action items 
  • Schedule next SWG meeting 


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