May 14, 2007

formation of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC)

The NGAC is being created to advise the Federal government on the management of national geospatial programs and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).  The NSDI promotes sharing of geospatial data throughout all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and the academic community.  The Committee will provide advice and recommendations on Federal geospatial policy and management issues and provide a forum to convey views representative of our partners in the geospatial community.  The Committee is being formed by the Department of the Interior on behalf of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The NGAC will include approximately 20–25 members, who will be selected to generally achieve a balanced representation of the viewpoints of the various partners involved in national geospatial activities.  Nominations for Committee membership should be submitted electronically to by June 28, 2007. See

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