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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Presentation from Strategic Planning for Statewide GIS Coordination Regional Workshops Posted

The Steering Committee for Florida's Strategic Plan for Statewide GIS Coordination has posted their "Geospatial Collaboration & Coordination" presentation online.

The presentation is from their recent regional workshops held during the first two weeks of December in Tallahassee, Plantation, and Orlando and is a great overview for those whom could not attend the meetings in person.

The vision of the Steering Committee is “to improve the quality of life in Florida by optimizing the use of geographic information through communication, coordination and collaboration.”

Listed Objectives include:

- To provide state agencies, regional and local governments, universities, and private sector businesses a means through which they can plan geospatial data development, identify partners for joint development projects, and seek support for funding.

- To identify cost-effective and efficient means to develop geospatial data layers and transferable methodologies for sharing across boundaries.

- To integrate geospatial data into business plans and decision making at all levels of government and community planning.

- To move toward more accurate and better organized information infrastructures.

- To create educational environments that improve opportunities, knowledge, and access to progressive geospatial technologies and applications.

For further details, please visit the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP) for Florida on the Florida Division of Emergency Management's website.