The FGDC is undertaking a systematic review of all projects in the
FGDC Standards program of work.
There are over 40 standards projects in the FGDC standards program of work. Half of these
projects have resulted in FGDC-endorsed standards. The other half
consists of projects in development.
Thirteen of the FGDC-endorsed standards were endorsed before 2000,
but have not been subject to the five-year maintenance review required
by FGDC standards directive #9, Maintenance. At the
same time, several projects in development have not advanced beyond
approval of a project.
The systematic review of FGDC Standards program of work has several
- Evaluate relationship with relevant voluntary consensus standards - OMB Circular A-119 requires Federal agencies to use voluntary consensus standards whenever possible
- Plan FGDC Standards activities
- Promote FGDC Subcommittee and Working Group accountability
Throughout the remainder of FY 06, the Chair of the FGDC Standards
Working Group (SWG) will be contacting individual Subcommittee and
Working Group chairs to arrange for a phone interview in which to set a
timeframe for review of individual standards projects. Subcommittee and
Working Group chairs will then add standards review to their work plans
and report on progress in semi-annual reports.
The SWG Chair will be contacting the chairs in phases, starting with
those standards that have been endorsed the longest. In preparation for
the initial interview, the FGDC requests that all chairs:
- Familiarize themselves with FGDC Standards directive #9, especially Section
- Use the sortable FGDC standards program of work table to identify those standards for which your organization serves as sponsor or maintenance authority.
- Review the guidance questions (under related content, below)
and provide preliminary responses to these questions.
The FGDC looks forward to working with you as we advance the FGDC
standards program of work.
|2006-02-08||Briefing at FGDC Standards Working Group
||Briefing at FGDC Coordination Group|
|2006-03-09||Notice of systematic review of FGDC standards program of work sent
to SC/WG chairs
|2006-03-27||Review of Soils Geographic Data Standard
|2006-04-27||Review of National Vegetation Classification Standard
|2006-05-11||Review of Spatial Data Transfer Standard, Part 6: Point
|2006-05-11||Review of Geospatial Positioning Accuracy Standards, Part 1:
|2006-05-11||Review of Geospatial Positioning Accuracy Standards, Part 2:
Standards for Geodetic Networks
|2006-07-11||Review of Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the
||Review of Spatial Data Transfer Standard, Part 7: CADD
|2007-06-15||Review of Standard for a U.S. National Grid
|2007-06-15||Review of Content Standard for Remote Sensing Swath Data||FGDC-STD-009-1999||Revise
|2007-06-15||Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata||FGDC-STD-012-2002||Revise|
|2007-10-25||Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (Version 2.0)||FGDC-STD-001-1998||Reaffirm|
|2007-10||Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Part 1, Biological Data Profile||FGDC-STD-001.1-1999||TBD|
|2007-10||Content Standard for Digital Geosptial Metadata: Part 2, Metadata Profile for Shoreline Data||FGDC-STD-001.2-2001||Reaffirm|
- Materials for 2005 Annual Report (in draft)
- See also Related Items