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GSDI supports fifteen projects with grants

In the third year of its Small Grants Program, the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association has announced grants of $30,000 plus $13,500 in consulting services to fifteen organizations. This year cash grants were enhanced with consulting from GISCorps, which allowed for a larger number of grants and an increase in the value of grants. Priority was given to projects in developing nations and countries with economies in transition. A team, including a representative of GISCorps, reviewed the 71 proposals and selected recipients. The GSDI Association supports the work of organizations in developing their own SDI initiatives, and collaborates with local, national, and international organizations to ensure that geospatial data, services, and metadata are accessible through interoperable standards-based services, systems, software, and products that operate in a web-enabled environment.