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Geospatial Fact Sheets

URISA's Professional Education Committee has begun work on a series of Geospatial Fact Sheets (FAQs) to highlight relevant issues and policies and provide guidance on how you can obtain more information about these topics.  

Current FAQ Workgroups:

  • Geospatial Data Act - published December 2017
    GDA update from URISA's Policy Advisory Committee Chair, Glenn O'Grady: "Today, October 3, the Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 which included the Geospatial Act of 2018.  It now goes to the President for his signature as it was previously passed by the House on September 26.  This has been the culmination of several years of effort by URISA and other geospatial organizations to shape the bill's language to be acceptable to us all.  We extend our congratulations and thanks to the Policy Advisory Committee, National States Geographic Information Council, Association of American Geographers, and the other COGO members who played substantive roles in the getting the Geospatial Data Act passed."
  • 2020 Census - published December 2017
  • Addressing - published January 2018
  • Open Source GIS - published August 2018
  • NextGen 911

Have feedback/suggestions for any of the FAQs? Please send to info@urisa.org at your convenience.

Want to get involved and suggest another topic or contribute to one of the FAQs in process? Contact Professional Education Committee Chair, Kevin Mickey, GISP



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