several data sharing programs currently in existence (Appendix B). Impediments to this model and roles of the various organizations in such partnerships are also discussed. The report concludes with a number of recommendations to further develop these spatial data partnerships.

NOTES

1  

Realizing the Information Future: The Internet and Beyond, 1994, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 320 pp.

2  

Toward a Coordinated Spatial Data Infrastructure for the Nation, 1993, Mapping Science Committee, National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 171 pp.

3  

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



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