The U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources,
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, will hold an oversight and
legislative field hearing
on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 9:00a.m. (MDT) at Pikes Peak Regional
Building in Colorado Springs, CO on Federal Geospatial Spending,
Duplication and Land Inventory Management, to include H.R. 4233, the Map
It Once, Use It Many Times Act, and H.R. 1620, the Federal Land Asset
Inventory Reform (FLAIR) Act. MAPPS has been invited to testify.
MAPPS has been advocating for the passage of both Map It Once, Use
It Many Times Act and the FLAIR Act. These legislative initiatives, if
enacted, would allow the federal government to have a comprehensive
understanding of what agencies are involved in geospatial activities and
what land assets the federal government owns and operates. The
obstacles facing the federal government's utilization of geospatial are
not technical; they are political and organizational.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.