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Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting

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U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.


Notice of meeting.


The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on August 26-27, 2009 at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. The meeting will be held in Room #161 Instructional West.

The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include:

—Recent FGDC Activities;

—National Geospatial Policy and Strategy;

—Planning for a Geospatial Open Forum;

—Geospatial Partnerships;

—Change Detection;

—NGAC Subcommittee Reports.

The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment during the morning of August 27. Comments may also be submitted to the NGAC in writing.

Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance for clearance into the meeting site. Please register by contacting Arista Maher at the Federal Geographic Data Committee (703-648-6283, Registrations are due by August 19. While the meeting will be open to the public, seating may be limited due to room capacity.

Members of the public who cannot attend in person may listen to the meeting via conference call. Please register in advance for the conference call by contacting Arista Maher at the Federal Geographic Data Committee (703-648-6283, Conference call registrations are due by August 19. Instructions will be provided. The number of participants may be limited by conference line capacity.


The meeting will be held on August 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on August 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey (206-220-4621).

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Meetings of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee are open to the public. Additional information about the NGAC and the meeting are available at​ngac.

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Dated: July 30, 2009.

Ivan DeLoatch,

Staff Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee.

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[FR Doc. E9-18735 Filed 8-4-09; 8:45 am]