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geoLeaders selected for NSDI grant

geoLeaders, an international network of partners promoting interoperable geospatial technology, has announced that it received a grant from the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP) to establish Framework Data Services through an implementation of the CubeWerx CubeSERV WFS.

The NSDI is a coordinated national approach to geospatial data creation, maintenance, and use. It is a seamless geospatial data framework for theNation, which is available to Federal, State, and Local governments, theprivate and non-profit sectors, and academia. The data maintained in theNSDI framework can be used to ensure government leaders the ability tomake proactive, well-planned decisions.

“We are excited to have been selected to participate in this NSDIProgram, which will further advance the application of Open GeospatialConsortium (OGC) specifications in addressing the issues of building outthe NSDI.” said Edric Keighan, President, CubeWerx. “It is the broad adoption and implementation of standards-based solutions from multiple vendors that will facilitate the level of interoperability necessary for efficient collaboration and managed interaction between Federal, State,and Local Government entities; and important private sector enterprises such as utilities and engineering companies.”

The project will involve the collaboration of geoLeaders’ partnersCubeWerx, Accelera Solutions, and the Carbon Project; as well as theEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States GeologicalSurvey (USGS).
The NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program was established by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) to help form partnerships to implement the NSDI. The NSDI includes the technology, policies, criteria, standards and people necessary to promote geospatial data sharing throughout all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia. As a new approach, this year’s CAP is jointly sponsored bythe FGDC, Geospatial One-Stop and The National Map, three Nationalgeospatial programs under Federal leadership that share the common goalof building the NSDI.