The Geospatial One-Stop (GOS) project encourages local governments to register and publish metadata for web mapping services on the GOS portal at www.geodata.gov.
Increased availability of data and web mapping services through the GOS portal significantly supports local, state, tribal, and federal governments, and improves homeland security and disaster relief efforts across the country. It is widely recognized local governments make a tremendous contribution towards building the National Spatial Data infrastructure (NSDI).
New enhancements to the GOS portal include improved spatial search functions, tools to identify potential partners in data acquisition efforts, easy-to-use registration forms to start publishing metadata records, and greater access to a growing number of on-line web mapping services from across the country.
Local governments interested in getting started with publishing metadata for web mapping services – which can take as little as 15 minutes – are encouraged to visit the www.geodata.gov or contact Sam Wear, local government liaison to GOS, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-995-3047.