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URISA Welcomed as an FGDC Partner 1.12.05

January 12, 2005
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The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association was recently accepted as a stakeholder on the Steering Committee of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), a long-standing national consortium working to advance policy and standards for the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).

Building the NSDI requires partnerships to facilitate the development of technologies, policies, and the sharing of geospatial data throughout all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and the academic community.

URISA represents nearly 8,000 urban and regional professionals using information technology to improve their communities. Urban areas, State and local governments need accurate data to provide public services and emergency response. URISA, through its professional membership and their activities, supports development of local and regional data access points, which provides a greater opportunity for smaller local governments to network and become data providers in the NSDI. Without that regional support and coordination their participation may otherwise be too costly.

The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is an interagency committee, which was organized in 1990. The FGDC is composed of representatives from nineteen Cabinet level and independent federal agencies in addition to state and local governments.

Source: URISA, Jan. 7, 2005

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