Ten Recommendations in Support of Geospatial Data Sharing

The Geographic Information Coordinating Council adopted ten recommendations for geospatial data sharing at the November 7, 2007 meeting. The ad hoc Committee worked through several drafts, soliciting wide public comment, before presenting the final recommendations.

The ten recommendations include:

  • Avoid formal agreements between agencies
  • Web access for data handling and distribution
  • Establish secure access sites when necessary
  • Free data exchange between government agencies
  • Publish single point of contact for data within each organization
  • Employ regional solutions for data collection and data sharing when appropriate
  • Acquire data only from original sources and official outlets
  • Establish archive and long term data access strategies
  • Display NC OneMap brand on collaborative websites
  • Outreach to local governments and state agencies

The attachments referenced in the recommendations, include:

  • Attachment A: Requests by State Agencies for Geospatial Data Produced by Local Government
  • Attachment B: Guidelines for Providing Appropriate Access to Geospatial Data in Response to Security Concerns
  • Attachment C: NC OneMap Implementation: Initial Data Layers to Serve
  • Attachment D: Data Sharing Committee Business Case Summaries
  • Attachment D1: American Forests and CITYGreen, “Calculating the Value of Nature”
  • Attachment D2: Parcel Data and Hurricane Isabel: A Case Study