Butch Lazorchak

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Library of Congress

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From: DeLoatch, Ivan [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 10:15 AM
To: FGDC Steering Committee; [log in to unmask]
Subject: Geospatial Platform Workshop Announcement - 7-8 December, 2016 - DOI - **Please register by 28 October 2016**


To All:


Please join us Wednesday and Thursday, 7-8 December 2016 at the Department of Interior for an in-depth discussion on the: Geospatial Platform


Workshop sponsors are:

·         Department of Interior

·         Federal Geographic Data Committee

·         National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The purpose of this workshop is to present the implementation of the Geospatial Platform (GeoPlatform) and share the functional capabilities to the community of data stewards who produce and use governmental, academic, private, and public data to inform national and regional issues. There will be presentations on the approaches underway at the GeoPlatform to improve awareness of and access to geospatial data; discussion on future development of the GeoPlatform and collaborative efforts with academia and other web-based data sharing capabilities.

Objectives of the Workshop:

·         Enhance Information Sharing capabilities of the Federal Government by encouraging dynamic geospatial data sharing through the web-service capabilities facilitated and promoted by the GeoPlatform

·         Provide training on how to access, use, analyze, and share geospatial data through the GeoPlatform

·         Enable community feedback to identify improvements for the GeoPlatform

A detailed agenda will be published in the coming weeks. 


Free registration for the event is now open at with helpful logistics and a map. 

The Workshop will be broadcast as a webinar for those who cannot attend in person.Please register for the event by Friday, October 28, 2016.


Location:  Department of the Interior, South Interior Building, 1925 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20240


Food & Drink:  On-site Cafeteria in adjacent Department of Interior building, available for breakfast and lunch


Meeting Attire:  Business Casual


For additional information or questions, please contact: 

For event logistics questions, please contact: Terri Ryan at [log in to unmask] or Gwyneth Holt at [log in to unmask]


We look forward to seeing you at the beginning of December in Washington, DC.



Ivan B. DeLoatch, Executive Director

Federal Geographic Data Committee

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S.Department of the Interior