March 28, 2006

Readings on NSDI, Data Sharing, MN SDI

National Research Council. (1993). Toward a Coordinated Spatial Data Infrastructure. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
Read chapters 1,2, 3, and 4 from photocopy

Dawes, S. S., Bloniarz, P. A., Kelley, K. L., & Fletcher, P. D. (1999). Some assemly required. Building a digital government for the 21st century (Workshop report). Albany, NY: Center for Technology in Government.
Read chapters 1,2, and 3 from photocopy

Tosta, N. (1999). NSDI was supposed to be a verb. In B. Gittings (Ed.), Innovations in GIS 6 (pp. 3-24). London: Taylor and Francis
Read chapter from photocopy

FGDC. (2004). NSDI Future Directions Initiative
Read online at

Minnesota Governor's Council on Geographic Information. (1997). Laying the foundation for a geographic data clearinghouse.
Read online at

Readings on Certification

Huxhold, W. E., & Craig, W. J. (2003). Certification and Ethics in the GIS Profession. URISA Journal, 15(1), 51-64.
Available at

Harvey, F. (2003). The significance of public safety for GIS professional licensing and certification. URISA Journal, 15(1), 15-20.
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Additional Papers/Resources

The Geographic Information System Certification Institute ( offers a rich overview of certification issues.