Collaborative Expedition Workshop #48, Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at the National Science Foundation    (31EW)

Networking the Geospatial and DRM Communities: Piloting Profiles, Metadata Harmonization, and Semantic Interoperability    (31EX)

AGENDA    (31EZ)

Purpose / Description    (31F0)

The President’s Management Agenda (PMA) requires all federal agencies to transform the roles and relationships among people, processes, and technology in order to become a citizen-centered government. The PMA emphasizes bringing value and productivity results to citizens, businesses, and public managers.    (31ZG)

The Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) is emerging as an important collaborative organizing process to promote the delivery of effective, efficient services. FEA Reference Models serve as catalysts for foresight and discernment around improved mission and business performance, including data and information-sharing. The Data Reference Model, along with the GeoSpatial Profile v1.1 will provide a concrete means for improving the capacity for mission-related sharing, across government boundaries, while also increasing the downstream value of strategic information assets.    (31ZE)

This workshop is intended to:    (31Z6)

  1. Build on the previous GeoSpatial workshop: Toward a National Unified Geospatial Enterprise Architecture: Seeing the Way Forward Together, March 15, 2005, Collaborative Expedition Workshop, that resulted in the formation of the GeoSpatial Community of Practice.    (31F2)
  2. Promote understanding of the new FEA Geospatial Line of Business, Geospatial Profile Release Document, and Proposed GEOSS Wiki: Geospatial Profile Draft Version 1.0, January 10, 2006 and Dynamic Repository Version 0.3-to be updated soon    (31F4)
  3. Explore opportunities for information-sharing, stewardship practices around the recent Data Reference Model v2.0 in support of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) Across Federal and State Governments. See Data Reference Model.    (31ZD)
  4. Leverage the learning from the DRM 2.0/ SICoP Semantic Interoperability Pilots presented at the Fourth Semantic Interoperability for E-Government Conference.    (3243)
  5. Advance understanding about how to leverage the new Geospatial Metadata Harmonization Activities and the New USGS Metadata Community of Practice Addressing Metadata Beyond Geospatial Referenced Data.    (31F8)

In Light of this Purpose, How are We Building Collaboration Readiness and Discernment? Key Workshop Questions:    (31F9)

  1. Does the FEA GeoSpatial Profile v1.1 and the FEA DRM v2.0 provide a unified framework to build the capacity needed for information-sharing in emergency response and disaster management? To what extent do these two FEA constructs reinforce one another and advance real-time readiness and visibility of the "whole picture" in an unfolding scenario?    (31Z8)
  2. How can the GeoSpatial and DRM Communities define their identities, roles, and governance relationships in a manner that reinforces their individual and collective capacities?    (31Z7)
  3. What governance mechanisms are critical to achieving the agility needed by all parties in uncertain situations? Have these governance mechanisms been addressed?    (31Z9)
  4. As common understanding of the DRM and GeoSpatial Profile is achieved, how readily can this knowledge be applied to other domains?    (31ZA)
  5. How can the capacities of trust, agility, and accountability be achieved through federated stewardship among communities still building common ground and understanding?    (31ZB)

/AdditionalContextualBackground - from the Network of Communities of Practice    (31FB)

8:30am - Check-in and Coffee    (31FC)

8:45am - Welcome and Overview    (31FD)

SusanTurnbull, GSA-OIS, Co-chair, Emerging Technology Subcommittee, and Co-chair, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development Coordinating Group, Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development    (31FE)

BrandNiemann, EPA, Chair, Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice, SICoP, SOA for the AIC and SOA CoP and National Association of Regional Councils (NARC)    (31FF)

9:00am - Introductions: What are your interests in light of the workshop purpose?    (31FG)

9:30am - The New FEA Geospatial Line of Business, Geospatial Profile Release Document, and Proposed GEOSS Wiki    (31FH)

Brenda Smith, GIO, U.S. EPA (confirmed)    (31G9)

10:00am - Evaluating the Geospatial Profile: Pilot Efforts    (31FJ)

Doug Nebert, Technical Lead, FGDC (confirmed)    (31GA)

10:15am - BREAK    (31FL)

10:30am - Geospatial Semantic Web: An Interoperability Experience    (31KR)

Joshua Lieberman, Traverse Technologies and Dave Kolas, BBN (confirmed)    (31KS)

11:15am - Semantic Interoperability at Work: Improving Rapid First Response - What Does Semantic Interoperability Mean in Geospatial Context?    (31FM)

Barbara Allen, TARGUS info (confirmed)    (31GB)

12:00 - Networking Lunch (on own)    (31FO)

1:00pm - KnowledgeSmarts™ - Geospatial Semantic Technology    (31FP)

Yaser Bishr, Harry Chen, and Timothy Eveleigh, Image Matters, LLC (confirmed)    (31FQ)

1:45pm - The Geospatial Knowledge Base Prototype at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)    (31FR)

Danielle Forsyth, Thetus (confirmed)    (31FS)

2:30pm - Geospatial Working Group Metadata Focus Group (GWG MFG), Geospatial Metadata Harmonization Activities    (31FT)

Shawn Silkensen, Lockheed Martin (confirmed)    (31FU)

3:15pm - USGS Metadata Community of Practice-Addressing Metadata Beyond Geospatial Referenced Data    (31FV)

Sharon Shin, FGDC Metadata Coordinator, USGS (confirmed-remote presentation)    (31FW)

3:30 - The Sub-State District/Regional Council as a Geospatial Unit of Analytical Geography for the United States Shenandoah Valley Pilot Project    (31KU)

Tom Christoffel, AICP, Senior Planner Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission (NSVRC)    (31KM)

4:00pmOpen Discussion    (31FX)

All Participants    (31FY)

4:30pm - ADJOURN    (31FZ)

Upcoming Networking Among CoP events:    (31G0)

Resources:    (31G7)