Current Projects

Search for Projects
View Projects
Project Title
by Subject/Focus Area
by Board/Committee
by Major Unit
Provisional Committee Appointments Open for Formal Public Comments
by Last Update
Meeting Information
Conflict of Interest Policy
Committee Appointment Process
  Project Information

Project Information

 Printer Friendly Version

Project Title:

Spatial Data Enabling USGS Strategic Science in the 21st Century
PIN: BESR-U-08-03-A        

Major Unit:

Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit: Board on Earth Sciences & Resources

RSO: Lange, Mark

Subject/Focus Area: Policy for Science and Technology

Project Scope
This study will examine progress made in establishing spatial data infrastructures and the challenges faced by those infrastructures, within the context of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. The study will examine the role that the USGS can play in continuing to ensure access to high quality geospatial data and support its use in scientific analyses and decision-making through a spatial data infrastructure (SDI) construct.

The committee will undertake three main tasks:

(1) identify existing knowledge and document lessons learned during previous efforts to develop SDIs and their support of scientific endeavors;

(2) develop a vision for optimizing an SDI to organize, integrate, access, and use scientific data; and

(3) create a roadmap to guide the USGS in accomplishing the vision within the scope of the USGS Science Strategy.

The project is sponsored by USGS

The approximate start date for the project is 5/30/2009.

A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 21 months.

Project Duration: 21 months    

Provide FEEDBACK on this project.

Contact the Public Access Records Office to make an inquiry, request a list of the public access file materials, or obtain a copy of the materials found in the file.

Committee Membership
Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 08/20/2009
 Meeting 2 - 09/29/2009
 Meeting 3 - 11/09/2009
 Meeting 4 - 12/10/2009
 Meeting 5 - 02/01/2010
 Meeting 6 - 03/01/2010
 Meeting 7 - 04/30/2010


Reports having no URL can be seen
at the Public Access Records Office
Advancing Strategic Science: A Spatial Data Infrastructure Roadmap for the U.S. Geological Survey