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Financing the Nsdi : National Spatial Data Infrastructure

By Environmental Protection Agency

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Book Id: WPLBN0000113086
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Financing the Nsdi : National Spatial Data Infrastructure  
Author: Environmental Protection Agency
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Language: English
Subject: Ecology, Natural resource issues, Environemtal protection
Collections: Environmental Awareness Library Collection
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Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Excerpt: The report Financing the NSDI: National Spatial Data Infrastructure was prepared for the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) to reserch alternative mechanisms and options for securing financial resources for spatial data activites.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents PREFACE & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS........................................................................................... 10 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .......................................................................................................... 11 Main Recommendations & Their Benefits ..................................................................................11 Specific Recommendations.......................................................................................................12 HOW THIS REPORT IS ORGANIZED.......................................................................................... 15 A USER’S GUIDE TO THE MATERIAL......................................................................................... 16 ANALYSIS & RECOMMENDATIONS............................................................................................ 17 CHAPTER 1. OVERVIEW OF SPATIAL INFORMATION ................................................................. 18 Why is Government Spatial Information Processing More than Just Maps?..................................18 From Automatic Map-Making to Decision Support......................................................................19 Increasing Investment Expectations .........................................................................................19 CHAPTER 2. PREPARING SPATIAL INFORMATION FOR THE DIGITAL ECONOMY................................ 22 Changes in the Landscape for the NSDI: IT, Data Warehousing, the Internet & the GIS Industry23 Changes in the GIS Industry that affect Implementation of the NSDI .........................................28 The Need for a Thorough Analysis of Spatial Data Market Dynamics...........................................32 CHAPTER 3. PROCUREMENT PATTERNS ................................................................................ 35 Aligning Procurement & Investment Processes..........................................................................35 Leveraging Intergovernmental Procurement & Investment ........................................................37 CHAPTER 4. THE ROLE FOR FEDERAL IRM POLICY & EXISTING DATA MANDATES.......................... 42 CHAPTER 5. Y2K PROOF OF DATA INTERDEPENDENCY ............................................................ 56 Y2K – A Data Mandate by Default.............................................................................................56 Senate Finds Systemic Data Interdependencies and Intergovernmental Operability At The Heart of Y2K Concerns and Business Processes ......................................................................................56 The Lessons of Y2K for NSDI Implementation...........................................................................59 CHAPTER 6. CASH FLOW ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL DATA ............................................................. 61 FOIL, and the Pricing & Licensing of Public Information .............................................................61 NAPA Study's Recommendations on Pricing Data and Data Access .............................................63 Tapping the Cash Flows from Knowing What Spatial Data to Use When .....................................65 Obsolescence Drives Market Potential - Spatial Data Ages, that’s Valuable for Old & New Data ....66 The Importance of Credit Ratings to Investors ..........................................................................67 Cash Flows in Spatial Data .......................................................................................................68 Repackaging Spatial Data Cash Flows.......................................................................................70 GASB Statement 34: Government Infrastructure Accounting Principles ......................................70

 

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