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Short Titles as Introduced

Geospatial Data Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To improve the coordination and use of geospatial data.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
11/15/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
05/22/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
11/15/2017Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/15/2017Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/15/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 11/15/2017
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 12/12/2017
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 12/12/2017
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 06/12/2018

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science, Space, and Technology11/15/2017 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment05/22/2018 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform11/15/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/15/2017)

Geospatial Data Act of 2017

This bill establishes: (1) in the Office of Management and Budget, the Federal Geographic Data Committee (the committee), which shall be the lead entity in the executive branch for the development, implementation, and review of policies, practices, and standards relating to geospatial data; and (2) in the Department of the Interior, the National Geospatial Advisory Committee to provide advice and recommendations to the committee.

The National Spatial Data Infrastructure (as defined in this bill) shall ensure that geospatial data from multiple sources is available and easily integrated to enhance the understanding of the physical and cultural world.

The committee shall: (1) prepare a strategic plan for the implementation of the infrastructure consistent with national security, national defense, and emergency preparedness program policies regarding data accessibility; and (2) designate, and establish standards for, National Geospatial Data Asset core geospatial datasets for primary topics for which the coordinated development, maintenance, and dissemination of geospatial data will benefit the government and people of the United States.

The committee shall operate GeoPlatform, an electronic service that provides access to geospatial data and metadata for geospatial data.

Agencies whose functions involve geospatial data shall implement a strategy for advancing geographic information and related geospatial data activities appropriate to that agency's mission in support of the strategic plan for the infrastructure. Such agencies shall disclose each contract, cooperative agreement, grant, or other transaction that deals with geospatial data.

Five years after enactment of this bill, federal funding shall not be made available for the collection, production, acquisition, maintenance, or dissemination of geospatial data that does not comply with applicable standards established by the committee.