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GIS Executive Council and Advisory Committee Update. November 2010. Executive Order No. 38. Statement of Priorities and Mission Statement The purpose of this statewide geographic information coordination effort shall be: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Page 1: GIS Executive Council  and  Advisory Committee Update

GIS Executive GIS Executive Council Council aand nd Advisory Committee Advisory Committee UpdateUpdate

GIS Executive GIS Executive Council Council aand nd Advisory Committee Advisory Committee UpdateUpdate

November 2010November 2010November 2010November 2010

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Executive Order No. 38Executive Order No. 38Executive Order No. 38Executive Order No. 38Statement of Priorities and Statement of Priorities and

Mission Statement Mission Statement

The purpose of this statewide The purpose of this statewide geographic information geographic information coordination effort shall be:coordination effort shall be:

1.1. To establish policies relating to To establish policies relating to the use of geographic the use of geographic information, geospatial data, information, geospatial data, and related technologies;and related technologies;

2.2. To further cooperation among To further cooperation among state, federal, and local state, federal, and local government agencies; government agencies; academic institutions; and the academic institutions; and the private sector to improve the private sector to improve the quality, access, cost-quality, access, cost-effectiveness, and utility of effectiveness, and utility of Alabama’s geographic Alabama’s geographic information andinformation and

3.3. To facilitate the deployment of To facilitate the deployment of geographic information as a geographic information as a strategic resource in the State.strategic resource in the State.

Statement of Priorities and Statement of Priorities and Mission Statement Mission Statement

The purpose of this statewide The purpose of this statewide geographic information geographic information coordination effort shall be:coordination effort shall be:

1.1. To establish policies relating to To establish policies relating to the use of geographic the use of geographic information, geospatial data, information, geospatial data, and related technologies;and related technologies;

2.2. To further cooperation among To further cooperation among state, federal, and local state, federal, and local government agencies; government agencies; academic institutions; and the academic institutions; and the private sector to improve the private sector to improve the quality, access, cost-quality, access, cost-effectiveness, and utility of effectiveness, and utility of Alabama’s geographic Alabama’s geographic information andinformation and

3.3. To facilitate the deployment of To facilitate the deployment of geographic information as a geographic information as a strategic resource in the State.strategic resource in the State.

Develop and adopt a Strategic Plan for a sustainable state program to coordinate GIS

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Objective For TodayObjective For TodayObjective For TodayObjective For Today

Review the current status of the State Review the current status of the State Geospatial Strategic PlanGeospatial Strategic Plan– Mission and Vision StatementMission and Vision Statement

– Executive Summary, Background, Planning Executive Summary, Background, Planning

Approach-PurposeApproach-Purpose

– Strategic Issues – 6 Identified Focus AreasStrategic Issues – 6 Identified Focus Areas• Governance (in progress)Governance (in progress)

• FrameworkFramework

• Data and Metadata StandardsData and Metadata Standards

• Automated Data SharingAutomated Data Sharing

• Communication (in progress)Communication (in progress)

• Education/OutreachEducation/Outreach

Review the current status of the State Review the current status of the State Geospatial Strategic PlanGeospatial Strategic Plan– Mission and Vision StatementMission and Vision Statement

– Executive Summary, Background, Planning Executive Summary, Background, Planning

Approach-PurposeApproach-Purpose

– Strategic Issues – 6 Identified Focus AreasStrategic Issues – 6 Identified Focus Areas• Governance (in progress)Governance (in progress)

• FrameworkFramework

• Data and Metadata StandardsData and Metadata Standards

• Automated Data SharingAutomated Data Sharing

• Communication (in progress)Communication (in progress)

• Education/OutreachEducation/Outreach

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MissionMissionMissionMission

The MissionThe Mission

The Alabama GIS Executive Council will The Alabama GIS Executive Council will fosterfoster

the development of a spatial information the development of a spatial information

capability for use by capability for use by all jurisdictions and all jurisdictions and

agenciesagencies to enhance decision making to enhance decision making

processes.  To processes.  To ensure that the capability is ensure that the capability is

sustainablesustainable the Council will develop and the Council will develop and

implement a Strategic Plan with specific goals implement a Strategic Plan with specific goals

and objectives with and objectives with measurable and actionable measurable and actionable

business plansbusiness plans..

  

The MissionThe Mission

The Alabama GIS Executive Council will The Alabama GIS Executive Council will fosterfoster

the development of a spatial information the development of a spatial information

capability for use by capability for use by all jurisdictions and all jurisdictions and

agenciesagencies to enhance decision making to enhance decision making

processes.  To processes.  To ensure that the capability is ensure that the capability is

sustainablesustainable the Council will develop and the Council will develop and

implement a Strategic Plan with specific goals implement a Strategic Plan with specific goals

and objectives with and objectives with measurable and actionable measurable and actionable

business plansbusiness plans..

  

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VisionVisionVisionVision

The VisionThe Vision

The State of Alabama will have a robust spatial The State of Alabama will have a robust spatial

information capability developed through a information capability developed through a

collaborative effortcollaborative effort among the statewide among the statewide

geospatial community.  This information will geospatial community.  This information will

provide for effective operational, strategic and provide for effective operational, strategic and

executive decision-making to executive decision-making to optimize the optimize the

health and resilience of communitieshealth and resilience of communities, , provide provide

access to public informationaccess to public information and and enhance the enhance the

safetysafety, , economyeconomy, , environment and quality of environment and quality of

lifelife in Alabama. in Alabama.

The VisionThe Vision

The State of Alabama will have a robust spatial The State of Alabama will have a robust spatial

information capability developed through a information capability developed through a

collaborative effortcollaborative effort among the statewide among the statewide

geospatial community.  This information will geospatial community.  This information will

provide for effective operational, strategic and provide for effective operational, strategic and

executive decision-making to executive decision-making to optimize the optimize the

health and resilience of communitieshealth and resilience of communities, , provide provide

access to public informationaccess to public information and and enhance the enhance the

safetysafety, , economyeconomy, , environment and quality of environment and quality of

lifelife in Alabama. in Alabama.

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Strategic Planning ApproachStrategic Planning ApproachStrategic Planning ApproachStrategic Planning Approach

• Plan was developed with input and consensus of Plan was developed with input and consensus of

the Advisory Committee the Advisory Committee

• Subcommittees were formed as needed for the Subcommittees were formed as needed for the

purpose of drafting specific focus area purpose of drafting specific focus area

components of the strategic plan and program components of the strategic plan and program

business plans.business plans.

• Review sessions were periodically conducted with Review sessions were periodically conducted with

the GIS Executive Council to obtain feedback and the GIS Executive Council to obtain feedback and

guidance in the plan development.guidance in the plan development.

• Plan was approved and adopted by the Executive Plan was approved and adopted by the Executive

Council in June of 2010.Council in June of 2010.

• Plan was developed with input and consensus of Plan was developed with input and consensus of

the Advisory Committee the Advisory Committee

• Subcommittees were formed as needed for the Subcommittees were formed as needed for the

purpose of drafting specific focus area purpose of drafting specific focus area

components of the strategic plan and program components of the strategic plan and program

business plans.business plans.

• Review sessions were periodically conducted with Review sessions were periodically conducted with

the GIS Executive Council to obtain feedback and the GIS Executive Council to obtain feedback and

guidance in the plan development.guidance in the plan development.

• Plan was approved and adopted by the Executive Plan was approved and adopted by the Executive

Council in June of 2010.Council in June of 2010.

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The Plan…The Plan…The Plan…The Plan…

• Consist of goals and objectives that can be Consist of goals and objectives that can be translated through specific and translated through specific and measurable measurable actionable business plansactionable business plans. Such business plans . Such business plans provide tangible steps that can be taken to build provide tangible steps that can be taken to build programs that benefit all participants and programs that benefit all participants and stakeholders across all levels of government.stakeholders across all levels of government.

• Represent the Council’s reporting measures to Represent the Council’s reporting measures to the Governor for progress toward development the Governor for progress toward development of the statewide geospatial capability.of the statewide geospatial capability.

• Will be reviewed bi-annually and updated Will be reviewed bi-annually and updated annually to reflect progress.annually to reflect progress.

• Consist of goals and objectives that can be Consist of goals and objectives that can be translated through specific and translated through specific and measurable measurable actionable business plansactionable business plans. Such business plans . Such business plans provide tangible steps that can be taken to build provide tangible steps that can be taken to build programs that benefit all participants and programs that benefit all participants and stakeholders across all levels of government.stakeholders across all levels of government.

• Represent the Council’s reporting measures to Represent the Council’s reporting measures to the Governor for progress toward development the Governor for progress toward development of the statewide geospatial capability.of the statewide geospatial capability.

• Will be reviewed bi-annually and updated Will be reviewed bi-annually and updated annually to reflect progress.annually to reflect progress.

Purpose and Objective of the Strategic Purpose and Objective of the Strategic PlanPlan

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Strategic issues (6 Identified Focus Strategic issues (6 Identified Focus Areas)Areas)Strategic issues (6 Identified Focus Strategic issues (6 Identified Focus Areas)Areas)

Governance –Governance –What mechanisms are important to developing

and sustaining Alabama’s geospatial capability?  Framework Data –Framework Data –How can we better assess all current geospatial How can we better assess all current geospatial

information available in the state and make information available in the state and make recommendations to reduce inefficiency and recommendations to reduce inefficiency and redundancy in geospatial information redundancy in geospatial information collection?collection?

  Data and Metadata Standards –Data and Metadata Standards –How can we develop better policies related to How can we develop better policies related to

statewide data standards, to reinforce statewide data standards, to reinforce importance of adherence to data standards, importance of adherence to data standards, and to develop strategies and policies for and to develop strategies and policies for implementing metadata standards?implementing metadata standards?

Focus areas follow Federal Geospatial Data Committee Guidelines for capturing the Spatial Data InfrastructureFocus areas follow Federal Geospatial Data Committee Guidelines for capturing the Spatial Data Infrastructure

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Strategic issues (6 Identified Focus Strategic issues (6 Identified Focus Areas)Areas)Strategic issues (6 Identified Focus Strategic issues (6 Identified Focus Areas)Areas)

Automated Data Sharing –Automated Data Sharing –How can we create and distribute quality How can we create and distribute quality

geospatial data and services across agencies at geospatial data and services across agencies at all levels within the State of Alabama?all levels within the State of Alabama?

Communication- Communication- What strategies can be employed to create an What strategies can be employed to create an

effective communications plan that provides effective communications plan that provides information to illustrate the value of information to illustrate the value of collaborative development and access to collaborative development and access to geospatial information and services among geospatial information and services among stakeholder agencies stakeholder agencies

Education/Outreach –Education/Outreach –What methods are needed to inform the public and What methods are needed to inform the public and

policy makers in Alabama about the strategic policy makers in Alabama about the strategic benefits of geospatial technologies, and promote benefits of geospatial technologies, and promote technical and non-technical education related to technical and non-technical education related to those technologies?those technologies?

Focus areas follow Federal Geospatial Data Committee Guidelines for capturing the Spatial Data InfrastructureFocus areas follow Federal Geospatial Data Committee Guidelines for capturing the Spatial Data Infrastructure

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Current Status of the Strategic PlanCurrent Status of the Strategic PlanCurrent Status of the Strategic PlanCurrent Status of the Strategic Plan6 Strategic Issues have been identified 6 Strategic Issues have been identified

– Up to six goals have been defined for each Focus Up to six goals have been defined for each Focus

AreaArea

Each Goal has identified Strategies, Measures, Each Goal has identified Strategies, Measures,

and Timelines for successful completionand Timelines for successful completion

Example:Example: Goal 1: Establish mechanism to measure the state’s progress with

regard to fulfilling the objectives of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) framework strategy

Strategy: Inventory the data holdings suitable for use in the NSDI framework and posting this information.

Measure: Record status of framework data’s NDSI suitability in the state inventory holdings list.

Timeline: All State agencies shall be completed by July 1, 2011.  All county and local governments shall be completed by January 1, 2012.

6 Strategic Issues have been identified 6 Strategic Issues have been identified – Up to six goals have been defined for each Focus Up to six goals have been defined for each Focus

AreaArea

Each Goal has identified Strategies, Measures, Each Goal has identified Strategies, Measures,

and Timelines for successful completionand Timelines for successful completion

Example:Example: Goal 1: Establish mechanism to measure the state’s progress with

regard to fulfilling the objectives of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) framework strategy

Strategy: Inventory the data holdings suitable for use in the NSDI framework and posting this information.

Measure: Record status of framework data’s NDSI suitability in the state inventory holdings list.

Timeline: All State agencies shall be completed by July 1, 2011.  All county and local governments shall be completed by January 1, 2012.

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• Technical sub committees for the Framework Technical sub committees for the Framework Data and Education/Outreach focus areas Data and Education/Outreach focus areas established. Technical Subcommittee on established. Technical Subcommittee on Imagery established and is drafting a business Imagery established and is drafting a business plan for Imagery and LIDAR acquisition.plan for Imagery and LIDAR acquisition.

• Plan is designed to have goals that can be met Plan is designed to have goals that can be met or significantly completed within a three year or significantly completed within a three year time periodtime period

• The Plan will adhere to Federal guidelines and The Plan will adhere to Federal guidelines and recommendations set forth by the Federal recommendations set forth by the Federal Geospatial Data Committee (FGDC) and Geospatial Data Committee (FGDC) and National States Council for GIS (NSGIC)National States Council for GIS (NSGIC)

• Technical sub committees for the Framework Technical sub committees for the Framework Data and Education/Outreach focus areas Data and Education/Outreach focus areas established. Technical Subcommittee on established. Technical Subcommittee on Imagery established and is drafting a business Imagery established and is drafting a business plan for Imagery and LIDAR acquisition.plan for Imagery and LIDAR acquisition.

• Plan is designed to have goals that can be met Plan is designed to have goals that can be met or significantly completed within a three year or significantly completed within a three year time periodtime period

• The Plan will adhere to Federal guidelines and The Plan will adhere to Federal guidelines and recommendations set forth by the Federal recommendations set forth by the Federal Geospatial Data Committee (FGDC) and Geospatial Data Committee (FGDC) and National States Council for GIS (NSGIC)National States Council for GIS (NSGIC)

Plan structure follows the guidance set forth by the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) recommendationsPlan structure follows the guidance set forth by the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) recommendations

Current Status of the Strategic Plan Current Status of the Strategic Plan (Continued)(Continued)Current Status of the Strategic Plan Current Status of the Strategic Plan (Continued)(Continued)

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Online ForumOnline ForumOnline ForumOnline Forum– New online presence is under development to New online presence is under development to

allow members and the general public to find allow members and the general public to find announcements, agendas, meeting minutes, announcements, agendas, meeting minutes, and track plan progressand track plan progress

– Allows for content management and online Allows for content management and online collaborationcollaboration

– New online presence is under development to New online presence is under development to allow members and the general public to find allow members and the general public to find announcements, agendas, meeting minutes, announcements, agendas, meeting minutes, and track plan progressand track plan progress

– Allows for content management and online Allows for content management and online collaborationcollaboration

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Questions?Questions?Questions?Questions?