• analyze impediments to success and, where possible, propose ways these impediments can be removed; and finally,

  • propose the creation of incentives, which probably will nee to involve many institutional changes, that will lead to the creation of a more useful and cost-effective NSDI for the nation as a whole.


MSC (1990). Spatial Data Needs: The Future of the National Mapping Program, Mapping Science Committee, National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 78 pp.

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