Regulations, Directives, Policies and Guidelines
And their Relation to NPS Geographic Information Systems
Table of Contents:
National Park Service GIS
NPS Geospatial Data Policies and Standards
|Regulation, Directive, Policy, or Guideline
||Relation to NPS Geographic Information Systems
Interior Organization Chart
National Park Service 2003
Information Systems Center Organization Chart
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Circular No. A-16 Revised: August 19, 2002
Circular provides direction for federal agencies that produce, maintain
or use spatial data either directly or indirectly in the fulfillment of
their mission. This Circular establishes a coordinated approach to
electronically develop the National Spatial Data Infrastructure and
establishes the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).
Circular has been revised from the 1990 version to reflect changes in
technology, further describe the components of the National Spatial
Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and assign agency roles and
responsibilities for development of the NSDI. The revised Circular
names the Deputy Director for Management of OMB as Vice-Chair of the
Federal Geographic Data Committee.
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NPS is a lead on the Cultural Resources Data theme. Cultural Resources
is defined below.
Resources: DOI, National Park Service
cultural resources theme includes historic places such as districts,
sites, buildings, and structures of significance in history,
architecture, engineering, or culture. Cultural resources also
encompass prehistoric features as well as historic landscapes.
Geographic Data Committee Standards
FGDC develops geospatial data standards for implementing the NSDI, in
consultation and cooperation with State, local, and tribal governments,
the private sector and academic community, and, to the extent feasible,
the international community. Federal
Geographic Data Committee
is a listing of FGDC Standards and Links:
Standard (Article 1 of 4)
article will discuss what geospatial standards are and why they matter,
identify major standards organizations, and list the characteristics of
successful geospatial standards.
link will provide information on the FGDC endorsed standards and their
Status and Link to FGDC Standards
link will provide FGDC Standards and their status within the
development process from Proposal Stage, Draft Stage, Review Stage to
Final Stage - FGDC Endorsed Standards.