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HSIP Rebranded to HIFLD and available.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 8:40am

Reported from the NSGIC conference held in Annapolis MD, February 2016.  The NSGIC HIFLD Subcommittee  announced the release of the HIFLD Open data portal, available at https://gii.dhs.gov/hifld/data/open . HIFLD Open provides publicly available datasets previously contained in HSIP 2015.

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Fed Scoop online posting about NAD

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 3:26pm

After kicking off a series of pilot projects last fall, partnering with states and localities to walk through the process of collecting and compiling address data, the DOT is now moving toward constructing a prototype of the National Address Database.

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Arizona Risk Report Card

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 12:48pm

Arizona has a lot of work to do. While already taking some action against the threats it faces today from extreme heat, drought, and wildfires, the state has done almost nothing to understand, plan for, and address its future risks.

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NGAC - The Changing Geospatial Landscape

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 1:55pm

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee has just published "The Changing Geospatial Landscape – A Second Look"There is a lot of good information and reference found within.  And the language included under the Data Accessibility section, beginning on page 9, is very agreeably representative of AGIC and NSGIC advocacy positions.  Since more open data access is a key concept within the 2016 AGIC Committee Work Plans, we might be able to leverage this report in the future.

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NSGIC views on National Addressing

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 11:11am

Wouldn't it be nice to have a cross-jurisdictional, cross-state, and fully national address file built from the expert work of local custodians?  Of course there are many challenges in getting there.  NSGIC has penned a letter to the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) explaining how some of those challenges could be prevented at the national and Federal levels.  The text of that letter is linked to this article (as .PDF).

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