Summary: H.R.1604 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/17/2013)

Map It Once, Use It Many Times Act - Establishes the National Geospatial Technology Administration in the Department of the Interior.

Directs the Administrator of the National Geospatial Technology Administration to: (1) establish a National Geospatial Database of all U.S. owned or managed lands (including public lands), Indian trust parcels, and non-federal lands in each state; (2) provide a return on investment analysis and an economic benefit assessment of the Database; and (3) provide data to heads of federal agencies to determine if any U.S. owned or managed property could be better managed through ownership by a non-federal entity.

Requires the Administrator to implement the recommendations of the National Geospatial Data Plan developed by the National Geospatial Policy Commission established by this Act.

Requires the Administrator to promulgate standards for ensuring the interoperability of geospatial data collected by or with the support of the federal government.

Transfers to the Administrator all geospatial functions vested by law in the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) with respect to the National Forest System, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Sets forth provisions for the acquisition of geospatial data, as specified, from public and commercial sources.

Requires the Commission to identify in the Plan each geospatial activity performed by the federal government that: (1) is unnecessary and provide for its elimination, or (2) may be converted to performance by a private geospatial firm or a state or local government.

Specifies, subject to stated exceptions, that all federal contracts for the performance of a geospatial activity include: (1) a condition that the activity be performed in the United States, and (2) a written certification that the funding will not be used for activities performed outside the United States.

Directs the Administrator to develop: (1) a strategy for encouraging the use of private geospatial firms by federal agencies and other entities that receive federal funding, including foreign governments; (2) a Geospatial Research Plan to provide for U.S. investment in geospatial research and development activities; and (3) policy directives for the implementation of such activities.