Operating the National Commons and Marketplace

Because they require similar software and hardware, the commons and marketplace components could be built simultaneously as a unified or closely integrated facility. Assuming consistent standards and processes, separate entities conceivably could host and operate the different components of the system. Whatever the chosen path, strong agency leadership will be needed to ensure that maximum benefits are achieved.

Recommendation 12: Federal agencies should investigate options for and encourage development of a National Commons and Marketplace in Geographic Information.38

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See Chapter 9, Section 9.5.



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