"Making location count"
Background: The OGC Arctic Spatial Data Pilot (ArcticSDP)was initiated to demonstrate the diversity, richness and value of providing geospatial data using International standards in support of spatial data infrastructures. It will show how they help stakeholders to gain new perspectives into social, economic, and environmental issues by providing an online network of resources that improves the sharing, use, and integration of information tied to geographic locations in North America, the Arctic, and around the world.
Organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Pilot is being sponsored by the FGDC (Federal Geographic Data Committee) and the USGS National Geospatial Program along with NRCan (Natural Resources Canada) Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation. The Pilot is being conducted in support of US and Canada domestic priorities around open standards and interoperability and the Arctic SDI (Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure) which is based on an MOU of the 8 Arctic Countries' National Mapping Agencies (including USGS and NRCan).
Nearest Airports: Washington Dulles (IAD) or Washington Reagan (DCA)
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