The Geospatial One-Stop (GOS) initiative has issued a Call for Additional Requirements for the Geospatial One-Stop Portal (see .
The GOS Portal will rely in part on interoperability specifications such as those published by the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC).
Led by the Department of the Interior, Geospatial One-Stop is one of 24 US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) E-Government initiatives to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and customer service throughout all layers of government. GOS builds upon National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) objectives to enhance interoperability among geographic components of government activities.
Geospatial One-Stop will provide a Portal for discovery of and access to certain basic themes of geospatial data, known as Framework data. This Portal will be a general user interface to distributed geospatial data and services available from all levels of government. Also, applications such as desktop GIS software, Decision Support Systems, and other services will be able to utilize the Geospatial One-Stop Portal through open software interfaces.