Publications by Other Organizations



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Congressional Research Service (CRS)



Geospatial Information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Current Issues and Future Challenges (PDF Document)
Issues Regarding a National Land Parcel Database (PDF Document)
Geospatial Information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): An Overview for Congress (PDF Document)
Issues and Challenges for Federal Geospatial Information 05/18/11 (PDF Document)
Issues and Challenges for Federal Geospatial Information 04/27/12 (PDF Document)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)



Federal Interagency Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS) Poster (PDF Document)
Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS) Quick Start Guide (PDF Document - Version 5.0 - June 2013)
Federal Interagency Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS) (PDF Document - Version 5.0 - June 2013)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)



Geospatial Information - Better Coordination Needed to Identify and Reduce Duplicative Investments (PDF Document)
Global Positioning System - Significant Challenges in Sustaining and Upgrading Widely Used Capabilities April 2009 (PDF Document)
Global Positioning System - Significant Challenges in Sustaining and Upgrading Widely Used Capabilities May 7, 2009 (PDF Document)
Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue (PDF Document)

Government Printing Office - Current Legislation



To ensure you have the most current version of any Federal Legislation, you should go to the Thomas System at the Library of Congress and search on the Bill Number.

National Academies of Science (NAS)



Link to Mapping Science Committee Publications


National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC)



Recommendations Summary (PDF Document)
Report: The Changing Geospatial Landscape (PDF Document)
Transition Recommendations (PDF Document)
Local Government GIS Best Practices Paper (PDF Document)
Interagency Data Sharing Paper (PDF Document)

National Governors Association (NGA)



Link to Center for Best Practices Publications Page

Sample State GIS Coordinator Job Descriptions



Arkansas (PDF Document)
Missouri (PDF Document)
Montana (PDF Document)
North Dakota (PDF Document)
Oregon (PDF Document)
Pennsylvania (PDF Document)
Rhode Island (PDF Document)
Utah (PDF Document)
Wisconsin (PDF Document)