The $800,000 NSDI CAP provides seed funding across six categories related to geospatial collaboration, standards development, metadata, and return on investment (ROI) methodology and business case development.
The longstanding Cooperative Agreement Program aims to improve infrastructure necessary to effectively discover, access, share, manage and use digital geographic data.
The federal National Digital Orthophoto Programs committee, chaired by Wisconsin State Cartographer Ted Koch, met in mid-May in Tallahassee, Florida. A nationwide orthoimagery cost-benefit study was a primary topic of discussion.
A new advisory body will provide advice and recommendations on Federal geospatial policy.
Applications for the 2007 National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NDSI) Cooperative Agreements Program must be submitted by January 26. Wisconsin applicants have been very successful in recent years.
In an attempt to make federal agencies operate more efficiently, a new geospatial ”Line-of Business” initiative was announced in March 2006.
Award will examine the implementation of a statewide GIS coordinating council
A state agency, a UW system school, and a statewide association all receive funding from the Federal Geographic Data Committee.
Wisconsin DNR, UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Land Information Association all receive cooperative funding.
Hank Garie from New Jersey is the new Geospatial One-Stop Program Director.