This paper is intended to help readers understand spatial data infrastructures, their value in managing, using, and sharing spatial information and services.
Aurora, Colo. -The
Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) announced the release
of Spatial Infrastructures, the
second white paper to be published in the
Geospatial Dimensions of
Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Response (CIP-ER) White paper series, which will
include at least six more white papers published into the spring of 2009.
paper is (available for download at www.gita.org/ciper/white.asp)
is intended to help readers understand spatial data infrastructures, their value
in managing, using, and sharing spatial information and services, and how they
can assist citizens and their corporate, academic, and government institutions
in addressing some of the vital issues confronting our nation and its
members recognize that ‘everything is somewhere’ and that critical
infrastructures are vital to the well-being and health of our communities,” said
John Moeller, author of the white paper and former GITA Board of
Directors member, current GITA FLAG chair,
and former FGDC staff director. “As the
community improves its use and management of geospatial information and its
enabling technology, we see that spatial information is an information
infrastructure itself, and is becoming the key part of the cyber-infrastructure
that connects all other elements of critical infrastructure."
TheCIP-ER White Paper Seriesfocuses on the
interdependencies of the vertical markets where GITA members and constituents
use geospatial technology, including electric utilities, gas utilities, public
agencies, telecommunications companies, water utilities, transportation
agencies, and pipeline companies. Upcoming white papers in the series will focus
on those vertical markets, GITA’s Geospatially Enabling Community Collaboration
Workshop, and emergency response.
For full details on the white paper series, visit
GITA’s CIP-ER Space at www.gita.org/ciper.
The project will also be a major topic at GITA’s 2009 Geospatial Infrastructure
Solutions Conference and 2009 Geospatial
Dimensions of Emergency Response
Spatial Infrastructures White Paper Now Available
January 30, 2009