The Panel recommended:
“…that technical studies continue to be sponsored by the federal government to identify consistent land information and display standards for use among and within federal agencies and between federal and state governments. These studies should rely on the authority of state governments to adopt the standards and organize the data collection, in cooperation with the federal government to ensure compatibility on a national basis, delegating these functions to local governments where appropriate.
…that each state authorize an Office of Land Information Systems, through legislation where necessary, to implement the multipurpose cadastre.
…that local governments be the primary access point for local land information.”
The present committee notes that although there has been some organizational progress since 1980 (e.g., NSGIC, FGDC, GeoData Alliance), the fundamental need to improve the nation’s geospatial data capabilities and resources remains as a challenge to the implementation of a robust NSDI.