Core geospatial data will be a key building bock of the platform offering. Data sets are selected by the Managing Partner because they meet inclusion criteria outlined in the A-16 Supplemental Guidance and are used by two or more agencies/partners to meet their business needs.
Common geospatial services will provide users with consistent capabilities for performing necessary geospatial functions. Examples of common services include geocoding, basemap services, requirements development and tracking tools, system computing cycles and file transfer protocol (FTP) services, acquisition services, data production services and training.
Key tools or capabilities that enable users to perform geospatial visualization or analysis, including software, online applications and geo-processing required by two or more agencies/partners/customers. This category of applications includes a broad spectrum of analytical support generated to facilitate the government's delivery of services to citizens.
The FGDC is an interagency committee that promotes the coordinated development, use, sharing, and dissemination of geospatial data on a national basis.