access mechanisms for NSDI; and researching and formulating improved models for the evaluation of benefits and sharing of costs. These NSDI missions are similar to those discussed in the committee's 1990 report.2

Figure 2.

Generalized organizational diagram describing statewide  geographic information organizations in 1993.



Many of the issues on federal procurement are addressed in Creating a Government That Works Better & Costs Less: Report of the National Performance Review, 1993, Vice President Al Gore, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 168 pp.


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

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