COGO letter Urges Establishment of Geospatial Subcommittees

We recorded this week’s episode before seeing the press release Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO) Urges Congress to Establish Geospatial Subcommittee in House and Senate. The letter is available from the URISA/COGO site (pdf). It points out existing government led spatial organizations, talks about the use of geospatial technologies by various government offices and suggests existing subcommittees in the House and Senate that might best oversee geospatial activities. Duane Marble commented on the announcement over on All Points Blog stating “both Federal and non-Federal geospatial activities have been significantly hampered by the lack of any central voice at the Federal level.” It will likely be some time before any meaningful response comes from COGOs letter, but it offers significant opportunity for the geospatial industry as a whole.


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Jesse is Instructor in Geography and a PhD candidate in Geography focusing on the integration of phenomenology and geospatial technologies to study prehistoric cultural landscape. He is a GIS Professional and Registered Professional Archaeologist and holds an MA in Geography and a BS in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology.