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Subject: Re: [emergency] GIS SC draft charter

Might it be possible to get the GIS team's inputs on the CAP work any 
sooner than September?  We've slated to bring forward a draft in 
calendar Q2.

- Art

At 11:35 AM -0400 4/22/03, Eliot Christian wrote:
>Here's a proposal for the charter of the new GIS Subcommittee,
>drafted among Dave Denko, Bill Schroeder, and me.
>Geographic Information Systems Subcommittee (GIS SC)
>Scope of Work - Geography and spatial location are an extremely
>important part of Emergency Management.  Geographic information
>standards are becoming mature and being integrated into general
>Information Technology standards. This subcommittee will ensure
>the proper use and integration of these geographic standards into
>the development of Emergency Management interoperability standards.
>Purpose - The purpose of this subcommittee is to ensure existing
>geographic information standards are properly used and integrated
>into Emergency Management standards. This may include developing
>profiles and application schemas of existing geographic information
>standards for EM, if and when unique sets of requirements are
>identified. The SC will seek to make EM TC participants aware of
>the correct use of coordinate reference systems, GIS capabilities,
>feature classes, geographic metadata, and other related geospatial
>Deliverables -
>(1) By June 2003, provide to EM TC participants educational
>     materials, as well as identifying specific standards and
>     standards work such as the Open GIS Consortium, ISO TC 211
>     and the FGDC Framework Themes progressing in ANSI;
>(2) By September 2003, provide advice on the GIS aspects of
>     the particular EM TC standards work concerning the Common
>     Alerting Protocol (CAP);
>(3) By December 2003, institute the process to reach a consensus
>     position on how best to align symbologies across different
>     maps used in an emergency.

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