NSDI CAP Program
The National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP) is an annual program to assist the geospatial data community through funding and other resources in implementing the components of the NSDI. This program provides small seed grants to initiate sustainable on-going NSDI implementations. The program emphasizes partnerships, collaboration and the leveraging of geospatial resources in achieving its goals.
A consortium of Florida state, local, and federal GIS managers applied for and received a Fifty-States Initiative grant for strategic planning for statewide GIS coordination. A page for the project is also maintained by the Federal Geographic Data Committee.
GIS Use Survey
Brought to you by the voluntary steering committee for statewide GIS coordination -- a GIS Use Survey was conducted. The intent of this survey is to gather information to build a business case for coordination of GIS within the State of Florida. Information provided by this survey will assist in demonstrating both the investment and benefits of GIS programs at various levels of government and business.
While initial analyses have been conducted, the survey remains available online for further participation -- http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FL-GIS-Coordination-Survey.
Initial results of the survey are available in this presentation -- FL GIS Use Survey Summary December 2010.
All entities are welcome to take the survey. In any reports or presentations that are created based on this survey information will be presented in summary only, to protect the confidentiality of individual responses.
Special thanks to Martin Roche for volunteering to conduct this survey and analyze the results.
Final Strategic Plan
The final draft of the strategic plan is now available.
This strategic plan presents the vision and overarching goals that will successfully improve statewide coordination and sharing of geographic information for the benefit of all stakeholders in the State of Florida. This plan is the product of a process overseen by a 21-member steering committee that included representatives from all levels of government, academia and the private sector, from various regions of the state. The Committee used several methods to engage as many stakeholders as possible in the planning process. The stakeholder community provided the details needed to understand the current status of geographic data sharing and coordination, as well as the availability and usage of GIS within the state. They also offered specific suggestions to improve the availability of current and accurate GIS data vital to decision makers, program managers, and the GIS user community. Their valuable input helped the Committee determine what is required to successfully improve statewide GIS data coordination throughout Florida.
The committee continues as a volunteer group of GIS professionals striving to coordinate and support outreach activites which directly benefit the state GIS community.
For more information regarding the plan or the steering committee, please contact Richard Butgereit (firstname.lastname@example.org, 850-413-9907).
Timeline of Events
Nov 18, 2010 - Statewide GIS coordination session held at the SHRUG workshop. Presentation from this session is available at http://www.floridadisaster.org/gis/documents/2010_11_statewide_coordination.pptx.
Oct 1, 2010 - The voluntary steering committee for statewide GIS coordination released a GIS Use Survey. The intent of this survey is to gather information to build a business case for coordination of GIS within the State of Florida. Information provided by this survey will assist in demonstrating both the investment and benefits of GIS programs at various levels of government and business. The survey is available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FL-GIS-Coordination-Survey.
Oct 1, 2010 - The Agency for Enterprise Information Technology's (AEIT) 2010 Strategic Plan short-listed GIS as a potential enterprise information technology and recommended making GIS an enterprise service and allocating two additional resources, creating in statute a Geographic Information Office within AEIT, and the formation of a Geographic Information Council. These are important recommendations also made by the strategic plan for statewide GIS coordination.
Mar 11, 2009 - Endorsement of the plan provided by the Florida Local Government Information Systems Association.
Mar 03, 2009 - Endorsement of the plan provided by the Florida Department of Transporation, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Southwest Florida Water Management District, and the Seven Hills Regional User Group for GIS.
Dec 15, 2008 - Presentation to the State CIO Council made.
Dec 12, 2008 - Endorsement of the plan provided by the Federal Geographic Data Committee.
Nov 14, 2008 - Endorsement of the plan by Florida URISA posted.
Apr 21, 2008 - The final draft of the strategic plan made available.
Apr 16, 2008 - Strategic Plan Breifing presented at Southeastern Regional User Group workshop on April 15 made available.
Apr 09, 2008 - The third draft of the strategic plan made available for review.
Apr 04, 2008 - The second draft of the strategic plan made available for review.
Mar 26, 2008 - Final steering committee meeting held at State Emergency Operation Center.
Mar 14, 2008 - Close of comments period for first draft of plan.
Feb 22, 2008 - The first draft of the strategic plan posted to website and made available for review.
Feb 13, 2008 - Steering Committee meeting held at State Emergency Operation Center.
Jan 9-10, 2008 - Steering Committee meeting held at State Emergency Operation Center.
Dec 11, 2007 - Central Florida regional meeting held at Orlando Urban Office, FDOT District 5, 133 South Semoran Boulevard Orlando, Florida 32807.
Dec 10, 2007 - South Florida regional meeting held at Volunteer Park Community Center, City of Plantation, 12050 W Sunrise Blvd Plantation, FL 33317
Dec 4, 2007 - North Florida regional meeting held at R.A. Gray Building, Department of State, 500 South Bronough Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
Nov 13, 2007 - Presentation given at the Seven Hills Regional User Group for GIS workshop in Tallahassee. Following the lunchtime presenation, a follow-up discussion session.
Oct 11 & 12, 2007 - Project chartering meeting held in Tallahassee with steering committee members.
Sep 11, 2007 - EarthData selected for Florida GIS Strategic Plan Development.
Aug 24, 2007 - Now accepting responses to our Request for Proposal -- Florida GIS Strategic Plan Development in Support of the NSDI Fifty States Initiative. Deadline for responses is September 05.
Aug 3, 2007 - Steering committee wraps up a month's worth of conference calls drafting the RFP.
June 29, 2007 - Coordination meeting held between FDEM, FIOG, and USGS. Draft RFP distributed to steering committee.
June 19, 2007 - 50 States conference call held with USGS, FGDC, and other states
May 21, 2007 - Project offically kicked off with presentations to the Water Management Districts GIS Managers and CIO Council. Statement of work received from FSU's Institute for Government (contract pending). Next step is to develop a solicitation for a consultant/planner to assist in developing our plan and further scheduling of meetings.
Regional Workshops Presentation and Data Summary
The presentation given at the regional workshops held in early December is now available. Also, the data summary from the online survey and regional workshops is also available. Overall, 158 stakeholders completed the online survey and over 150 attended one of the 3 regional workshops. Your partipication is greatly appreciated.
Richard Butgereit, GIS Administrator, Florida Division of Emergency Management Steering Committee Chair
Bill Alfred, Retired GIS Manager, Florida Department of Health
Charles Russell, Systems Project Consultant, Florida Department of Revenue
Mira Bourova, GIS Analyst, Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX)
Jared Causseaux, GIS Coordinator, Florida Department of Transportation
Steve Dicks, GIS Manager, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Louis Driber, Florida Geospatial Liaison, U.S. Geological Survey
Ric Dugger, IS Manager, Florida State University Florida Institute of Government
Marshall Flynn, GIS Manager, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
Chris Friel, ESRI
Frank Hagy, Florida League of Cities
Lee Hartsfield, Tallahassee-Leon County GIS Manager
Al Hill, Volusia County GIS Manager
Stephen Hodge, Principal Researcher GIS, Florida State University Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center
Kevin Kryzda, Chief Information Office, Martin County
Kathleen O’Keife, GIS Coordinator, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Jeff Reese, Information Services Manager, Charlotte County
Martin Roche, President/CEO, GeoPlanning Services
Eric Songer, GIS/IT Manager, URS
Rory Sutton, GIS Coordinator, Army Corps of Engineers - Jacksonville District
Alexis Thomas, University of Florida GeoPlan Center
Jonathan Watson, Florida Department of Environmental Protection