Congress introduces Geospatial Data Act to the delight of GIS advocates
If passed, the legislation is thought to fill gaps in geospatial data governance left vacant for more than 20 years.
GIS industry remains at odds over Geospatial Data Act
Some say existing language in the legislation designed to support the geospatial technologies industry would unfairly exclude many firms from bidding on federal contracts.
GIS group plans push for national address database, next generation 911 expansion
The president of the National States Geographic Information Council lays out his group's priorities for the new year.
NASCIO urges Senate to move GIS data sharing bill forward
GIS data sharing could be a lot more efficient in the federal government, and NASCIO thinks better sharing at the federal level will trickle to states.
Commentary: Data mining can improve our schools. Will Congress allow it?
Bills introduced in the House and Senate could pave the way for more innovative uses of education data – but Congress needs to take a more enlightened approach to overly restrictive provisions.