NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will host the 2017 Geospatial Summit April 24 through 25, 2017 in Silver Spring, Md.

The summit will provide updated information about the planned modernization of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). Specifically, NGS plans to replace the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) with new datums in 2022.

The Summit will provide an opportunity for NGS to share updates and discuss the progress of projects related to the NSRS Modernization. 

NGS also looks forward to hearing feedback and collecting requirements from its stakeholders across the federal, public and private sectors.The event will also help continue discussions from previous Geospatial Summits held in 2010 and 2015.

Additional information about the 2017 Geospatial Summit will be posted online. In the coming months, NGS will update the Web page with information about the agenda, registration options, and logistics.