Carbon Project, Arkansas Selected for NSDI Geo-Synchronization Project
The effort uses the CarbonCloud Sync platform from The Carbon Project and GIS from ESRI. These technologies will integrate county transportation data into a federation of collaborating state and federal databases. The approach uses standards from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and provides a bridge between current GIS processes and a new generation of collaborative NSDI geo-synchronization. It also allows the state to advance data stewardship, and federal systems to automatically keep data sets up-to-date. The approach is consistent with a vision for the NSDI where local governments and states have geographic information they'd like to volunteer to The National Map - and The National Map has procedures to accept this "VGI".
Partners for the project will include the AGIO, the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems Board, the Arkansas GIS Users Forum, and The Carbon Project. The AGIO begun under Governor Huckabee and now enjoys strong support from Governor Beebe.
The NSDI CAP was established by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) to help form partnerships to implement the NSDI. The United States NSDI includes the technology, policies, criteria, standards and people to promote geospatial information sharing throughout all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia.
For more information or to learn how organizations can participate, please contact info@TheCarbonProject.com or visit http://www.thecarbonproject.com/.