Imagery for the Nation. Alaska Statewide Digital Mapping Initiative Imagery Workshop. Vicki Lukas U.S. Geological Survey March 3, 2009. The Vision.
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Alaska Statewide Digital Mapping Initiative
U.S. Geological Survey
March 3, 2009
The Nation will have a sustainable and flexible program to produce multi-resolution imagery of the country that meets the needs of local, state, regional, tribal and Federal agencies.
Concept proposed in 2004 at NSGIC Annual Conference, proposal unveiled at the NSGIC 2005 Annual Conference
FGDC requested the National Digital Orthophoto Program (NDOP) to review IFTN proposal and develop a business plan and funding strategy
Joint NDOP/NSGIC Committee began to explore administrative issues related to a national program between federal, state, and local agencies
Cost Benefit Analysis was performed; NDOP unanimously agreed upon a program configuration in Oct., 2007
April, 2008 First FGDC Executive Committee meeting
May, 2008 FGDC Steering Committee agrees to pursue IFTN and defines Executive Champion roles
June, 2008 National Geospatial Advisory Committee endorses IFTN with a list of issues
June, 2008 First meeting of IFTN Executive Champions to kick off the project
August, 2008 DOI Secretary Kempthorne articulates government commitment to IFTN at ESRI Users Conference
DOI (FGDC Chair)
Hosting and Archiving
Guidance and Direction
(FGDC Executive Committee)
Jerry Johnston Acting
Kari Craun USGS
Doug Binnie USGS
Pat Phillips FGDC
Accomplish a few near-term steps to move existing imagery programs towards IFTN goals
Draft a more comprehensive plan for implementing IFTN across the Federal enterprise in partnership with state and local government
Discussion / Questions?