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Report on plans for a new national spatial reference system now available

As many of you already know, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS)–an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)–is planning to replace the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) with new datums in 2022.

To educate stakeholders about these changes, a “2015 Geospatial Summit on Improving the National Spatial Reference System” was held in April, 2015, and reported on here in an earlier Mapping Bulletin article.

The NGS has released its final report on the Summit, which summarizes the presentations and discussions at the Summit. Powerpoint presentations and video recordings from the Summit are also available here.

NGS will host a webinar called “Debriefing the 2015 Geospatial Summit” on September 10, 2015, at 2 pm eastern. This presentation will summarize what NGS heard from its stakeholders and how NGS plans to incorporate this feedback into its future plans. Attendees can register here.