Federal agencies' response efforts to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico was hampered by imperfect address data for the island. In the aftermath, emergency responders gathered together to enhance the utility of Puerto Rico address data and share best practices for using what information is currently available.
Bloomberg Government analysts put together a prototype through the Census Bureau’s Opportunity Project to better assess where volunteers should direct litter-clearing efforts. Using Census Bureau and Forest Service information, the team brought a data-driven approach to their work. Their experience reveals how individuals with data expertise can identify a real-world problem that data can help solve, navigate across agencies to find and obtain the most useful data, and work within resource constraints to provide a tool to help address the problem.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool harnessed the power of millions of data records while protecting the privacy of individuals, creating an easy-to-use tool to better understand health disparities.
It is a well-kept secret that the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Census Bureau were the original two federal agencies to build the first national digital database of roads and boundaries in the United States. The agencies joined forces to develop homegrown computer software and state of the art technologies to convert existing USGS topographic maps of the nation to the points, lines, and polygons that fueled early GIS. Today, the USGS and Census Bureau have a longstanding goal to leverage and use roads and authoritative boundary datasets.
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) provides executive, managerial, and advisory direction and oversight for geospatial decisions and initiatives across the Federal government. The organization provides resources, initatives, and planning for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).
A list of FGDC-endorsed standards. Federal agencies that collect, use, or disseminate geographic information and/or carry out related spatial data activities should use FGDC-endorsed standards both internally and through their activities involving partners, grants, and contracts.
GeoNode is a web-based application and platform for developing geospatial information systems (GIS) and for deploying spatial data infrastructures (SDI). It is designed to be extended and modified, and can be integrated into existing platforms.
Geoportal Server allows you to catalog the locations and descriptions of your organization's geospatial resources in a central repository called a geoportal, which you can publish to the Internet or your intranet.
This bulletin establishes revised delineations for the Nation's Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas. The bulletin also provides delineations of Metropolitan Divisions as well as delineations of New England City and Town Areas. Dated August 15, 2017.
This Circular provides direction for federal agencies that produce, maintain or use spatial data either
directly or indirectly in the fulfillment of their mission. This Circular establishes a coordinated approach
to electronically develop the National Spatial Data Infrastructure and establishes the Federal
Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).
To assist agencies and ensure consistency across the government, OMB asks selected executive departments and agencies to designate a senior agency official who has agency-wide responsibility, accountability, and authority for geospatial information issues. Dated March 3, 2006.