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Mon Oct 7 08:00:00 EDT 1996

        Our apologies..............


The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) invites all interested
parties to an open meeting to discuss and refine the
1996 Strategy for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.  The
meeting will be held in Chicago, Illinois on 
              - NOVEMBER 7 and 8, 1996. -
Details below.

Read the 1996 Strategy for the NSDI

The 1996 strategy updates the 1994 plan for the NSDI. The 1996
strategy  was drafted with input from the various
communities that create, produce, maintain, and share geospatial
data. The goals and objectives set forth in the draft strategy
are now undergoing broad public review. After the goals and
objectives are agreed on, these communities of interest will
cooperatively develop implementation plans to guide their NSDI
activities for the next several years. 

Order a paper copy of the  draft strategy from the FGDC at:

Federal Geographic Data Committee
U.S. Geological Survey
590 National Center
Reston, VA 20912
703-648-5575 (fax)
gdc at usgs.gov

An online version  is available at http://www.fgdc.gov

Review the strategy

Responses may be in writing, email or fax. An interactive forms-
based response will be available shortly through the home page.
are asked to evaluate the goals and objectives. Do the objectives
support the goals? Are there objectives you'd like to deemphasize,
eliminate, or add? How do you see your organization fitting into
this plan? Responses made to the FGDC by October 30 will be
consolidated and made available for the public discussion of the
strategy at a special meeting in Chicago, November 7 and 8, 1996.

Attend the open meeting

All interested parties are invited to join in the discussion of the
1996 Strategy for the NSDI on Thursday, November 7  from 9:00-5:00
and Friday, November 8 from 9:00-12:00 at:

Days Inn O'Hare South
3801 North Mannheim Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176
nationwide reservations 1-800-325-2525
rooms available until October 30 for $45 per night (mention NSDI when
free 24-hour O'Hare airport shuttle

There will be no charge to attend the meeting. Please let the FGDC know
that you are attending by October 30.

Barbara S. Poore
Communications Coordinator
Federal Geographic Data Committee
U.S. Geological Survey
590 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
703-648-5755 (f)
bpoore at usgs.gov

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