National Spatial Data Infrastructure

Oregon GIO Cy Smith to resign for policy director role


Smith, who helped get the federal Geospatial Data Act passed, will serve in a newly created role at the National States Geographic Information Council.

Geospatial data-sharing effort needs shared strategy for success


The National Spatial Data Infrastructure is celebrating its 25th anniversary — but it remains an unrealized vision of geospatial data sharing.

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.