25 March 2015

Senate geospatial data bill

What is the Federal role for geospatial data? The US Senate has before it a bill that addresses just that question. S-740 is the US Geospatial Data Act of 2015. As Congressional regulars know, these sorts of things take all sorts of unusual paths, so the success or failure of this bill is not the only thing to watch. And there may be forces behind the scenes that will cause this to move in an unusual direction. However, it is exciting to see geospatial and the NSDI getting some attention. Maybe this will be the little step that we need.

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