Geospatial Information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Current Issues and Future Challenges

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This report provides a primer on geospatial data and GIS and provides several examples of their use. The report discusses issues that may be of interest to Congress: sharing, coordination, and management of geospatial information, including examples of legislation. Finally, recommendations are included from several organizations for how to improve the coordination and management of geospatial information at the federal and state levels.

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Folger, Peter June 8, 2009.

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This report provides a primer on geospatial data and GIS and provides several examples of their use. The report discusses issues that may be of interest to Congress: sharing, coordination, and management of geospatial information, including examples of legislation. Finally, recommendations are included from several organizations for how to improve the coordination and management of geospatial information at the federal and state levels.

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Folger, Peter. Geospatial Information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Current Issues and Future Challenges, report, June 8, 2009; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc700731/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.