The Open GIS Consortium has announced a request for Quotations (RFQ)/Call forParticipation (CFP) in the OGC Geospatial One-Stop Portal Initiative
(GOS-PI) has been issued. Responses to the RFQ/CFP, available at , are due January 22, 2003. GOS-PI aims to build a standards-based portal for geospatial information discovery, access, and mapping. OGC is partnering with the Geospatial One-Stop project on this work. Led by the Department of the Interior, GOS is one of 24 US Office of Management and Budget E-Government initiatives to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and customer service throughout all layers of government. Geospatial One-Stop builds upon National Spatial Data Infrastructure objectives to enhance interoperability among geographic components of government activities. More information about Geospatial One-Stop is available at .
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Federal Geographic Data Committee, the US Department of Agriculture, and the US Geological Survey will provide sponsorship of this initiative under the auspices of Geospatial One-Stop. The initiative sponsors and participants will collaboratively refine and document the technical architecture of the Geospatial One-Stop Portal detailed in the RFQ. Participants will then develop, demonstrate and install a working prototype implementation based on that architecture.