NATIONAL SURVEYING, MAPPING & GEOSPATIAL CONFERENCE

March 13-17, 2017

(Conference is March 13-15 & NSPS Business Meetings are March 14, 16, 17) 
Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland

Department of Homeland Security Program


The Geospatial Management Office of the Department of Homeland Security will host a forum to explore traditional and emerging licensed geospatial data business models, assist agencies with geospatial data licensing models, delivery mechanisms and derived work products, as well as the decision to buy, build or license data.

Geospatial data licensing models, delivery mechanisms and derived work products continue to evolve at a rapid pace. This represents incredible choice, opportunity, and challenges for Federal Departments and Agencies. The decision to buy, build or license data can sometimes lead to confusion, uncertainty, and doubt especially when having to weigh short term gain with longterm O&M costs for storage, updates, and archiving. The emergence of information and analytics as a service also brings about new opportunities – owning the answer versus owning the data.

As both a producer and consumer of geospatial data, the Homeland Security’s Geospatial Management Office will be hosting a forum facilitated by MAPPS to explore traditional and emerging data licensing models, such as Data as a Service (DaaS), Acquisition as a Service, Analytics as a Service and others. This will serve as a unique one day opportunity for private sector, Federal practitioners, and acquisition authorities to come together to share ideas and discuss the Federal Government’s roles of both producer and consumer of geospatial data.