same time, the report was overly optimistic about the ability of 1980 vintage technology to deal with millions of parcels. Today, with our current infrastructure of geospatial technologies and standards, along with web-based technologies, it actually is technically and economically feasible to implement such a vision. Establishment of the NSDI and associated geospatial data policies suggests that the question does not appear to be whether the federal government has the need, resources, or authority to implement a national parcel data program, but rather whether it has the motivation and incentives to confront difficult institutional and financial obstacles. This report has laid out a set of recommendations to establish the framework necessary for intergovernmental coordination and funding. The committee hopes that establishing this framework will be the first step in moving forward with a national land parcel data program.

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