Alaska Geospatial Data Clearinghouse, Geography, AK Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Data Center Description
The purpose of the Alaska Geographic Data Committee which can also be found on http:// agdc.usgs.gov/ is to bring fourth a forum for spatial data development projects, methodologies for implementing standards and policies, and to review and respond to Federal Geographic Data Committee initiatives. The goals of the Circular are to develop a national digital geographic information resource, to reduce duplication, to reduce the expense of developing geographic data, and to increase the benefits of using available data by ensuring coordination of Federal agency. The Circular assigns to Federal agencies the responsibilities of leading coordination activities for 10 categories of data. Each Agency is responsible for providing government ?wide leadership in developing data standards, giving information on data exchange, and coordinating data collection.
Alaska?s Geographic Data Committee strives on developing partnership. This committee promotes Federal/non-Federal spatial data communities by communicating with both Alaska and the Federal Geographic Data Committee.
Membership with in this committee include:
Federal Agencies State Agencies Boroughs/Cities/Municipalities Native Alaskan Organizations Non-Governmental Organizations