Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
EARTHDAY.ORG’s My Future My Voice Youth Ambassadors Receive 2021 Diana Award for their Exceptional Environmental Leadership
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- EARTHDAY.ORG’s My Future My Voice Youth...
Golden Software Improves Plotting Flexibility and Ease of Use in Latest Grapher Software Release
Grapher Beta Also Available   GOLDEN, Colorado, 8 December...
SPH Engineering Introduces UAV-based Remote Water Sampling System
December 8, 2021 (Riga, Latvia) - SPH Engineering introduces...
Woolpert Augments Fleet with 2nd King Air 300, Globally Expands Aerial Acquisition Capabilities
The AWR-certified turboprop aircraft increases the firm’s ability to...
Release of the 2021 Atlas of Canada World Map
For over a century, the Atlas of Canada has...

February 7, 2019
COGO Releases 2018 Report Card on the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)

New Orleans, LA – The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO) has announced the release of its 2018 Report Card on the U.S. National Data Infrastructure (NSDI). The report card utilizes a letter grading system to depict the status and condition of the nation’s geospatial infrastructure.

Notably, the national assessment of the NSDI’s ability to meet future geospatial data, based on address, cadastral, elevation, geodetic control, government units, hydrography, orthoimagery, and transportation themes, rose from a C in the 2015 Report Card, to a B- in the 2018 Report Card.

“The new report card exemplifies that while progress has been made, federal, state, regional, and local government agencies, tribal nations, and private and academic sectors need to continue to collaborate to complete this important work,” says NSGIC President Dan Ross. “NSGIC fully supports that collaboration and will continue to work with our members to support and move this initiative forward.”

The improved overall grades reflect a broadened base of experts and government organizations involved in the assessment, as well as an expanded set of assessment metrics.

The objectives of the NSDI include reducing the duplication of effort and expense among agencies, ensuring that geographic data is more accessible to the public, improving the quality of national data, and establishing key partnerships within the geospatial field.

The COGO member organizations represent leaders in the geospatial field and collectively represent over 170,000 individual members. The member organizations aim to engage Congress, Federal agencies, and the FGDC to maintain successful practices and develop improvements and solutions related to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.

The full 2018 Report Card on the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure, along with the COGO press release, executive summary, video webinar, and presentation slides can be found on the COGO website http://cogo.pro/Home_Page.html.

The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) promotes the efficient development and management of location-based information resources, and advocates for innovative, strategic use of these assets to advance the interests of states, tribes, regions, local governments, and the nation. For more information, visit nsgic.org.

Comments are closed.