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National Map Subcommittee. NGAC Meeting December 2, 2009. National Map Subcommittee. Assisting TNM strategic planning process Met 11/30 to discuss questions and issues outlined by Larry Sugarbaker and Mark DeMulder Participants:

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National map subcommittee

National Map Subcommittee

NGAC Meeting

December 2, 2009


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National Map Subcommittee

  • Assisting TNM strategic planning process

  • Met 11/30 to discuss questions and issues outlined by Larry Sugarbaker and Mark DeMulder

  • Participants:

    • NGAC: Allen Carroll, Dennis Goreham, Jay Parrish, Dave Maune, Steve Wallach

    • TNM: Mark DeMulder, Larry Sugarbaker, Mike Domerantz


Tnm strategic planning process

TNM Strategic Planning Process

  • Strategic Intent and Objectives, October – December 2009

    • Compile stakeholder questions

    • Formulate strategic questions

    • Identify external reviewers

    • Key themes and business drivers

  • Draft one of strategic plan, January – June 2010

    • Develop internal draft one of strategic plan

    • Prepare draft one for external reviewers (NGAC and other Federal reviewers)

    • Finalize draft one

  • Final draft of strategic plan, June – October 2010

    • Develop final draft of strategic plan and review internally

    • Prepare final draft for external reviewers (NGAC and other Federal reviewers)

    • Public comment period

    • Internal review of critical comments and risks

  • Publish final five year National Geospatial Program plan,October 2010


Issues discussed at the monday session

Issues discussed at the Monday session

  • Results of TNM questionnaire

  • Who are TNM’s customers and constituencies? (Challenge: constituencies are numerous and diverse)

  • Role of federal, state, local governments in providing data and as TNM customers

  • Tension among TNM roles as providing “foundation” base map, vs. data services, vs. products (e.g. published topo maps)

  • Tension among “nationally consistent” vs. “best available” vs. “authoritative” data


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The National Map strategic planning processQUESTION ONE:Should there be an agency that integrates geospatial framework data services for the nation?Should it be USGS?


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The National Map strategic planning processQUESTION TWO:Should all National Map data be available to users without restriction?If not, under what terms should The National Map use data on which there are restrictions?


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