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National Geospatial Program: Roles and Activities

  • The NGP provides leadership and guidance for key NSDI and geospatial community stakeholders:
    • Facilitates policy development
    • Provides incentives
    • Facilitates the development of key standards and data models
    • Coordinates and facilitates the governance structure for the NSDI
    • Negotiates collaborative agreements with stakeholders
    • Facilitates the development of a national Geospatial Enterprise Architecture
    • Provides a forum for technology transfer, best practices, and program guidance

  • The NGP implements key components of the NSDI:
    • Produces map products
    • Hosts spatial datasets, websites, knowledge base, and tools for discovery and access
    • Data integration and quality assurance of spatial data
    • Staff enterprise architecture, governance body, and spatial operations
    • Conducts and sponsors research for geospatial information science
    • Contract management
    • Training, education, and consultation
    • Data producer of last resort

  • The NGP Portfolio consists of:
    • DOI Geospatial Leadership -- coordination among DOI bureaus
    • FGDC Secretariat
    • Geospatial Liaison Network
    • The National Map
    • The National Atlas
    • Geospatial One Stop Managing Partner
    • Board on Geographic Names Secretariat
    • National Geospatial Technical Operations Center
    • Emergency Operations
    • Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science


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