A study conducted by the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (Gillespie 2000) cited that while the costs of SDC projects may be relatively easy to assess and highly "front-loaded," the benefits are often difficult to measure and may not emerge until well into the life of the SDC and depend on other factors coming into play (Federal Geographic Data Committee 2002, Commission of the European Communities 2004).
This was highlighted in the context of Geospatial One-Stop (Federal Geographic Data Committee 2002) and the Extended Impact Assessment of the INSPIRE-initiative (Commission of the European Commission 2004).
Several studies assess the impact of SDIs including SDCs (Renong Berhad 1995, PriceWaterhouse 1995, Canadian Council of Land Surveyors, Canadian Institute of Geomatics, Geomatics Industry Association of Canada 2000, Berends and Weesie 2001, Fornefeld and Oefinger 2001, Federal Geographic Data Committee 2002, Pasca et al.
Externally to DOT, the Federal Geographic Data Committee
(FGDC) is leading the overall data collection efforts.
The Content Standard for Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) (Federal Geographic Data Committee
, 2000), promulgated by the Federal Geographic Data Committee
(FGDC), is currently the most widely used standard in the United States.
During my career, I have collaborated with colleagues from the Auckland (NZ) Regional Council, the Milwaukee Mayor's office, the Federal Geographic Data Committee
, HAZUS user groups, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and, as of late, the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Council.
This early archiving effort made it clear that a statewide infrastructure-based approach was required, one that would build from existing geospatial data infrastructures that were evolving under the auspices of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), Federal Geographic Data Committee, and Geospatial One-Stop.
NCGDAP will be participating in a broader effort by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Historical Data Working Group to investigate the role of GML in preservation (FGDC, 2006).
audience is probably well familiarized with the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) initiatives under the guidance of the Federal Geographic Data Committee
(FGDC) and its many related stakeholders across the U.S.
Federal Geographic Data Committee
to accommodate the unique characteristics of maps and geospatial resources.