Federal Geographic Data Committee


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Federal Geographic Data Committee

(FGDC)

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FEDERAL GEOGRAPHIC DATA COMMITTEE (FGDC) 1997 Framework Introduction and Guide (Washington, DC: Federal Geographic Data Committee)
The committee also took steps to accommodate information prescribed by the US Federal Geographic Data Committee's (USFGDC) Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata.
BTS represents DoT on the Federal Geographic Data Committee, and produces the National Transportation Atlas Databases (now in its third edition), a set of national geographic databases depicting transportation facilities, networks, and services of national significance.
Also, the lack of proper GIS Metadata, that is the description on data complying with the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standard (FGDC 1995), makes the situation even more difficult.
(1.) The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is an interagency committee organized in 1990 under OMB Circular A-16 to promote the coordinated use, sharing, and dissemination of geospatial data on a national basis.
In addition to standards-setting work, the NSDI plan addresses the capacity of agencies to collect and use geospatial data; it even suggests the creation of a "national spatial data clearinghouse." The Federal Geographic Data Committee, chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, helps implement the NSDI by coordinating geospatial data standards among federal agencies and by promoting these standards among state and local agencies.
These SDCs are prominent features of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) (Clinton 1994, Federal Geographic Data Committee 1997, Onsrud 1998, Crompvoets et al.
He was selected by the National Research Council and the Federal Geographic Data Committee's Homeland Security Working Group to study and publish reports on "Licensing Geographic Data and Services" and "Guidelines for Providing Appropriate Access to Geospatial Data in Response to Security Concerns." He was a consultant for the Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library (THDL) based at the University of Virginia and was a Cartographic Users Advisory Council (CUAC) member from 2002 to 2005.
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) -- a committee of representatives from U.S.
For example, in 1990, the Office of Management and Budget established the Federal Geographic Data Committee to promote the coordinated use, sharing, and dissemination of geospatial data nationwide.

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