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California Geospatial Framework Data Draft Plan

This page provides information and updates regarding the California Geospatial Framework Data Draft Plan in development by Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (Amex:BKR), in partnership with CGIA. CGIA is also partnering with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and California Resources Agency, with funding from the USGS and Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).

Michael Baker Jr., Inc. conducted six outreach workshops across California and is authoring the California Geospatial Framework Data Draft Plan (the California Geospatial Framework Plan). Links to summary reports of each workshop are on the left-hand side of this page.

Geospatial Data Draft Plan Report Published
In October 2006, Michael Baker, Inc. published the California Geospatial Data Draft Plan report in partnership with the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA), the California GIS Council, USGS, and the California Resources Agency. The report was the key deliverable for an institution building CAP Grant Program, culminating a six-month process of interactive meetings in regional settings and an interactive web survey. The report identifies core and California-centric geospatial framework data and presents an implementation strategy. The report contains both short-term and long-term implementation actions that the California GIS Council, CGIA, and Regional Groups can take to move this critical initiative forward.

  • The four-page executive summary and 80-page report can downloaded here: California Geospatial Data Draft Plan (.pdf file)
  • You can provide your feedback on the report’s contents to George White ( ), CGIA Vice Chair, and also let George know if you will be participating in any of the recommended implementation actions.

The Plan will enhance California's capacity to develop and share an integrated set of geospatial data that is critical to coordinated regional geospatial application development efforts within the state. By conducting interagency and public outreach workshops, Baker will:

  1. Develop a comprehensive list of critical geospatial framework data, stakeholders, and sponsoring agencies,
  2. Propose data sharing actions and priorities, and
  3. Conduct dialog forums on the California Geospatial Framework Plan, which is intended to facilitate operational collaboration and cost sharing.

In pursuing this initiative, CGIA is acting in its capacity as partner to and fiscal agent for the California GIS Council. It is intended that the California Geospatial Framework Plan will be a stellar example of a component of CGIA's Fifty States Initiative in support of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).


July 19, Redding
July 13, Los Angeles
June 29, Oakland
June 1, Bakersfield
May 10, Sacramento
April 5, CALGIS 2006