Second Call for Tribal Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee


Karen Siderelis, Geospatial Information Officer for the Department of Interior has asked Indigenous Mapping Network for tribal nominations to appoint to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC).  The Department of the Interior will cover travel and per diem expenses but cannot cover pay for NGAC members. DEADLINE is AUGUST 22 for nominations made through Indigenous Mapping Network. Click here for the online nomination form. With this form, you can elect to have your nomination remain anonymous and you can nominate several Native American Geospatial Champions (NAGC for NGAC).

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC),  a Federal Advisory Committee sponsored by the Department of the Interior under the Federal Advisory Committee Act,  reports to the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC - the Secretary of the Interior or designee). The scope and objectives of the NGAC described in the NGAC Charter
Summary: “The Committee will provide advice and recommendations related to management of Federal and national geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-16 and Executive Order 12906. The Committee will review and comment upon geospatial policy and management issues and will provide a forum to convey views representative of non-federal stakeholders in the geospatial community.”

More information on the appointment process and nomination is available on the NGAC site at: . Deadline to submit through the site is August 24.

The press release is available at:

Current NGAC members are at: