GIO Spotlight and State Information
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GIO Spotlights


NSGIC's Corporate Leadership Committee (CLC) initiated interviews with the State Representatives in July 2013, to learn more about the State GIOs and GIS Coordinators as individuals. That person you meet at a conference, or talk to on the phone, can become much more interesting when you get to know them as a 'person.' Completion of the interviews is expected by July 2014.

2013 Geospatial Maturity Assessment (GMA)


The GMA is a baseline assessment conducted every other year to monitor and validate statewide geospatial capabilities. Each state is asked to complete detailed questions that characterize their geospatial programs. The 2013 information is available. The GMA will be updated by the states during the summer of 2015.

Please Note:
Due to the use of descriptive page headings in the survey instrument, the answers shown in these GMA results do not clearly indicate which data layers are referenced in Questions 27 through 54. You can see the original survey here (PDF). For each data layer, there are three questions. The first is the percentage completion, the second is the annual funding level from the state, and the third is a multiple choice question with several questions about the data layer that will show up in this linked version. The order of data layers starting with question 27 is:

    Parcels (Q 27 29)
    Orthoimagery (Q 31 33)
    Road Centerlines (Q 34 36)
    Address Points (Q 37 39)
    Governmental Boundaries (Q 40 42)
    Hydrography (Q 43 45)
    Elevation (Q 46 48)
    Geodetic Control (Q 49 51)
    Buildings and Structures (Q 52 54)

2013 State Address Survey


The Address Committee surveyed each state during 2013 to obtain detailed information on the status of efforts to create statewide address files. You can click on the link provided for each state on the map above, or download the state-by-state results (PDF), a summary file of all responses (PDF), or a spreadsheet that you can use to analyze the results for yourself.

State Clearinghouse Sites


The Clearinghouse Network is a community of distributed data providers who publish collections of metadata that describe their map and data resources within their areas of responsibility, documenting data quality, characteristics, and accessibility. Each metadata collection, known as a Clearinghouse Site, is hosted by an organization to publicize the availability of data within the NSDI. The metadata in these nodes is searched by the geodata.gov portal to provide quick assessment of the extent and properties of available geographic resources.

State Coordination Offices


Most States have identified an individual or office to coordinate the statewide development of geospatial technologies. The scope of some is limited to just State government agencies, but many are responsible for coordinating across the entire geospatial community.

State GIS Committees


Most states have GIS Committees that aide in the coordination process. In some cases, they are limited to just state agencies, but most include representatives from multiple sectors of the geospatial community.

U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts


QuickFacts tables are summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau programs. Profiles are available for the nation, states, counties, and places.

Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia


Links are provided to profiles of each U.S. state that provide crowd-sourced information on numerous topics.