Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Geospatial goes Governmental

In the discussions of Cap and Trade, Stimulus Packages and Health Care, a bill snuck through the political system with great relevance to the ASPRS community.

H.R. 2489 is a bill "to authorize a national cooperative geospatial imagery program through the United States Geological Survey to promote use of remote sensing data." It is sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD) and was first introduced back in May 2009. Last week (Oct. 27 to be exact), it was passed by the House of Representatives 379-33. Now it sits in the Senate awaiting discussion, editing and passage.

For more information, here is a great article with links to the text.

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