Geospatial Data Act
States need to improve for national GIS infrastructure to work, report says
A new report card on state GIS performance shows weak links that the National States Geographic Information Council says need to be repaired.
A 'major win' for the geospatial community awaits president's signature
Experts say the Geospatial Data Act will address longstanding shortcomings in national standards and policies.
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.