NRCS Geospatial StrategyTechnology Drivers• Use of technology & • Availability of data & Internet by customers models• Service oriented • Business process architecture modeling• GIS integration as • Computing hardware & “services” tools, wireless communication
NRCS Geospatial StrategyBusiness Drivers Geospatial Challenges• Resource limitations • Infrastructure• Progress Reporting • Planning & Investment• Conservation Planning • Human Capital• Federal Enterprise Architecture• Data Management
NRCS Geospatial StrategyNRCS Geospatial Data AssetsMore than 300 terabytes of data worth in excess of$5.9 billion. Replacement Data Category Only Source Replicated Value $ NRI Data YES 500 million Elevation data No 400 million Soils YES Yes 5 billion Other vector data No Yes 1 million Other imagery No 10 million Failover data No Yes 2 million Other data No 20 million 300 Tb 5.9 billion
NRCS Geospatial StrategyRisks to NRCS• Duplication of geospatial information and databases• Poor quality or inadequate geospatial information• Inability to access and use geospatial information across NRCS business lines• Ineffective and unleveraged geospatial investments
NRCS Geospatial StrategyBenefits to NRCS• Supports real world decision making and problem solving• Supports daily business• Facilitates local, regional and National analyses• Revitalizes mapping products and services• Provides a place-based context for scientific studies• Display and share geographic resources
NRCS Geospatial Strategy Geospatial FrameworkSupports Geospatial Line of Business
NRCS Geospatial Strategy OUTCOME 1 Optimize & Standardize Geospatial Data, Technology, and Services1. Establish Authoritative Data Sources and Data Stewards2. Add value to authoritative data3. Establish data life cycle management, policy, and services practices4. Optimize the geospatial infrastructure, products, and services
NRCS Geospatial Strategy OUTCOME 15. Build and implement agile geo-enabled corporate data6. Establish geospatial standards and corporate solutions7. Standardize high quality cartographic products
NRCS Geospatial StrategyOutcome 2Enhance Geospatial Governance1. Establish geospatial business requirements planning process2. Manage the Geospatial Portfolio through Governance3. Implement geospatial management
NRCS Geospatial Strategy OUTCOME 3Enhance Geospatial Planning and Investment1. Identify NRCS geospatial investment priorities2. Framing investments in the NRCS Geospatial Portfolio3. Geospatial return on investments
NRCS Geospatial StrategyWhat does this mean to NRCS??• Geospatial data and services will be fully integrated into NRCS’s business processes• A Conservation Desktop Concept will be implemented to manage workflow and access data and tools• The use of mobile computing will be institutionalized for conducting resource inventory, analysis, and decision support steps for conservation planning
NRCS Geospatial StrategyThis newconservation deliverysystem will beimplemented by fivecross-cuttinginitiatives that spanorganizational linesof responsibility.The foundation of thiswill be mobilecomputing withaccess to dataanywhere and all thetime.
NRCS Geospatial StrategySo, how does this impact WLIA and NRCS, and other feds, in Wisconsin??• Institutionalized contracting mechanism for moving funds when partnering with local and state agencies• A benefit of WLIA to federal agencies would be a method of acquiring statewide datasets such as parcel data• The fact that the internet infra-structure does not meet the performance needs of data movement and web mapping applications needs to be addressed.• “Lobbying” to change the sharing policy for certain federal datasets that are not in the public domain. Specifically the CLU.
NRCS Geospatial Strategy• How WLIA could change to benefit federal agencies – less emphasis on the county land info system. WLIA needs to integrate the views of municipalities, town, feds, and others more instead of being county-centric.• Find ways to work better with WIGICC. Both groups have the same fundamental goal of delivering better service to the citizens of Wisconsin at less cost. WLIA as an organization and WLIA membership were critical in identifying the need and establishing the structure for WIGICC. Find better ways to make both organizations successful and assure that we are working together without duplication and waste. There is plenty of work to be done.
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