Theme Leads provide interdepartmental leadership and coordination at the NGDA Theme level. Each lead coordinates and oversees the strategic planning and implementation of the NGDA Theme, manages the Annual Report process, and develops funding recommendations. In addition, Leads works with FGDC Coordination Group (CG) to identify dataset development priorities, chairs the corresponding Thematic Subcommittee, and works across agency lines to engage with Federal and non-Federal stakeholders.

Theme Leads

*Framework Theme: The framework themes of NGDA data are those that are produced and used by most organizations. Various surveys indicate that they are required by a majority of users, form a critical foundation for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and have widespread usefulness. A cooperative approach to producing and sharing these common data benefits most organizations that use geographic data.

Updated on February 4, 2020